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Mantis BS5 wall light, 1951

Designed by Bernard Schottlander
Manufactured by DCW éditions
Product code: LGRAS-BS5*


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Mantis BS5 wall light by Bernard Schottlander for DCW éditions.

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 chasing 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’. 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.

Constructed from steel and aluminium. Hard-wired, available with or without a switch on the base. Switchless version available in solid black or grey-green with black shade. With switch available in solid black.

45w x 20d x 22cmh

Requires 1x CL II-E14-ESL 11W bulb


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