Midgard Unique blue jointed lamp with enameled shade of another manufacturer
The design of this vintage hinged double-jointed lamp was developed by Curt Fischer, who worked on the idea of the ‘steerable light’ from approx. 1920 on. Even before the well known designs by Christian Dell or Marianne Brandt, Curt Fischer realized the idea of the so-called ‘steerable light’ with the all-round movable work lamp. The metal workshop at the Weimar Bauhaus was lit with Midgard lights, serving as an example to Bauhaus students, and was used later in Ilse and Walter Gropius’ master house livingroom at the Dessau Bauhaus.
After the thorough dismantling cleaning
of all elements, the lamp was clear coated and rebuilt again.
The lamp has signs of wear consistent with its age and use.
It has a noteworthy patina.
The lamp is in good overall condition appart from some scratches.
The lamp is engraved with Midgard and DRGM on the joint.
The mechanical system of the lamp functions fine.
The electrical equipment was renewed and refurbished with a three-wire system and a black cloth coated cord was used.
The light is operated by a rotary switch located on the bakelite lamp socket.
The lampbase can be easily screwed on the table surface/table top.
Please refer to the photos for more details.
1. Arm approx. 31cm
2. Arm approx. 30cm
Height Mountig + Clamp 45cm
Clamping space up to 6,5cm
Shade diameter 15cm
Bulb socket E27
Cable length ca. 230 cm
Manufactured in Auma in Thüringen