Rare Kaiser Idell lamp 6551 in steel look.
The Kaiser & Co. Leuchten KG company was founded in 1895 by Christian Dell, a silversmith and industrial designer, who headed the metalwork department at the Weimar Bauhaus for several years. He designed a large range of lights (more than 500 models) with the idea to create interchangeable and strandardized parts of lamps. The Idell lamps (combination of ‘Dell’ and ‘Idea’) are viewed to this day as a design classic — a timeless ideal with a simple and clean avant-garde design, noble materials and an essential functionality.
The table lamp Kaiser Idell 6551 was designed by Bauhaus artist Christian Dell in 1926 for the lamp factory k & co. This lamp is the original model of 6556, at that time still without lettering on the shade (very rare).
After the thorough dismantling cleaning rust removal
of all elements, the lamp was polished brushed varnished and rebuilt again.
The lamp has signs of wear consistent with its age and use.
It has a noteworthy patina.
It has been polished to give it a steel look.
The mechanical system of the lamp functions perfectly.
The arms are hinged thanks to a ball joint.
The lampshade can be smoothly moved thanks to a spherical ball joint.
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 switch located on the power cord.
The light is operated by a push button located on the lampbase.
Please refer to the photos for more details.
Shade diameter 15.5 cm
Base diameter 17 cm
Height approx 45cm lamp
Cable length 140 cm