DCW Mantis BS1 Floor Lamp Triangular base

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An admirer of Alexander Calder, in 1951 Schottlander created the Mantis series of lamps. Movement is intrinsic to all of Schottlander’s work: an artist, an engineer and in no small measure a handyman, he devised a clever system of counterweights combined with a series of strong, and flexible metal bars. The shade also is unique of its kind. Like an acrobat suspended in mid-air, it is made from aluminium using spinning and casting techniques that are a part of the metalworker’s inventory of skills, but to which he has brought his sculptor’s eye to create a helical movement in which the symmetrical and the asymmetrical are in opposition. His lights, with their eternal play between balance and imbalance, reveal some of the secrets of what we mean by ‘solid’ and ‘empty’. And like his idol’s mobiles they appear to defy the laws of gravity. The essential poetry of the object is an invitation to enter a dream world of the most judiciously balanced elegance.

The Mantis BS1 is a floor lamp perfect for reading. Made of aluminium and steel in the colour satin black.

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ManufacturerDCW éditions PARIS
DesignerBernard Schottlander

tilting shade: 5 positions, 20 degrees,360° rotatable

Colour: black satin

Weight in kg4,5 kg
Materialaluminium, steel
Size (h x Ø) in cmmin. 155, max. 170 x Ø 74
Dimensions shade in cmH 23 x Ø 27
Dimensions stand in cmØ 74
Energy efficiency classes of the lightA++ to F (A++ is the highest efficiency and F is the lowest efficiency)
Bulb230 V / 50 Hz 1 x 11 Watt E 14, not included
Cable200 cm, black
shipping typefreight forwarding
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