Mantis BS1 Floor Lamp
An admirer of Alexander Calder, in 1951 Bernard Schottlander created the Mantis series. 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, but to which he has brought his sculptor’s eye.
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.
Option to have a round base - See Mantis BS1 B Floor Lamp
DCWéditions is a French producer of lights and furniture. Honest objects, well conceived, well designed, well made.
Satin Black Steel and Aluminium shade
Maximum base 'spread' 74cm
Height: min 155.5 to max 170cm
Cable length: 2.1m with inline switch
Light Source (not included)
1 × E14 - Max 15W
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