Rare fine Midgard task light in grey hammertone – model 145 for watchmakers
The design of this vintage articulated 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 tested and rebuilt again.
The lamp has signs of wear consistent with its age and use.
The lamp is in good overall condition appart from some scratches.
The paint shows some tiny losses on some parts.
The lamp is engraved with the Midgard sun on the head.
The mechanical system of the lamp functions perfectly.
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 original bakelite lamp socket.
The original lampbase has been replaced.
Please refer to the photos for more details.
1. Articulated arm approx. 33cm
2. Articulated arm approx. 33cm
Shade diameter approx. 12cm
E27 socket with bakelite rotary switches
Cable length approx. 160 cm