Design by Curt Fischer
Adjustable desk and wall lamp from the brand Midgard. Curt Fischer is the first designer to invent adjustable lighting.
Midgard comes from Nordic mythology and is the human world surrounded by a primordial ocean. This is where the world snake lives, which is so gigantic that it encompasses the whole world and bites its own tail. source: wikipedia
Completely stripped and restored in gunmetal gray. If you like a lived-in design classic, this is the lamp for you. The vice is not original, but it is a beautiful specimen.
Furthermore, the lamp can be rotated from left to right and adjusted in height. The hood can also be turned.
Diameter lampshade: 18 cm
Hight lamp shade: 10 cm
Mounting arm: 30 cm
1st arm: 44 cm
2nd arm: 28 cm
Clamp: 4,70 cm
Weight: 2,20 kg
Van de ontwerper Curt Fischer (1890 ? 1956) wordt aangenomen dat hij de eerste designer was van verstelbare verlichting. Tevens is hij de oprichter van het bedrijf Midgard.
His first designs date from 1919, so even before the mythical Lampe GRAS luminaires from France.
The first Midgard units appear at the machines of Ronneberger & Fischer and in its factories in Auma (Thuringe, Germany). The first lamps were really commercialized in 1922. The lamps were then marketed under the name Midgard. His designs such as the scissor lamp, for example, set the tone for a series of high-quality, robust and aesthetically beautiful work lamps that came into their own in rough factory buildings as well as in an office. Thanks to many different mounting systems, the lamps could be used on metalworking machines, in sewing workshops, at architects' drawing tables and in offices. While the basis of the model remained the same, an adapted foot could be chosen, depending on the working environment.
The lamps were very successful and were even used in the workshops of the prestigious Bauhaus school . The director at the time (1923-1925), Walter Gropius was a big fan of this model (source: 1000 Lights)
?We later envied the inventors of the Midgard lamp?s arm. Our lamps were adjustable too, but they simply weren?t as elegant.?
Marianne Brandt, Bauhaus Artist