Pair of Midgard big scissor lamps with genuine paint in nice condition.
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 rust removal
of all elements, the lamp were rebuilt again.
The lamps are in a used nice condition. The scissors have the original paint and only few losses of paint. The shades made of aluminium are in a perfect condition.
The lamps are marked with ‘Midgard’ on the shade.
The electrical equipment was renewed and refurbished with a three-wire system and a black cloth coated cord was used.
The lights are operated clockwise by a rotary switch located on the lamp socket.
Please refer to the photos for more details.
Height wall mounting approx 41 cm
Full length approx 30 up to approx 140cm
Shade diameter approx 19cm
Cable length 340cm
Bulb socket E27