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Big upcycled scissor lamp Kahla


SKU: 1811B0539e Category: Tag:


Big Midgard from the DDR scissor lamp in steel look with shade from another manufacturer

The design of this vintage scissor lamp was developed by Curt Fischer, who worked on the idea of the ‘steerable light’ from approx. 1920 on. Even before the well known designs by Christian Dell or Marianne Brandt, Curt Fischer realized the idea of the so-called ‘steerable light’ with the all-round movable work lamp. The metal workshop at the Weimar Bauhaus was lit with Midgard lights, serving as an example to Bauhaus students, and was used later in Ilse and Walter Gropius’ master house livingroom at the Dessau Bauhaus.

After the thorough dismantling cleaning rust removal
of all elements, the lamp was polished brushed coated and rebuilt again. All the small parts were cleaned, polished, oiled.

The lamp has light signs of wear consistent with its age and use.
It has been polished to give it a steel look.
The lamp is in very good overall condition. The shade from another manufacturer was painted in black in the past and is in a good condition (light dents).

The mechanical system of the lamp functions perfectly.

The electrical equipment was renewed and refurbished with a three-wire system and a black cloth coated cord was used.
The light is operated clockwise by a rotary switch on the lamp socket and a  switch located on the cord.

The lamp can be easily attached to the wall with the wall-mount bracket and screws.
Please refer to the photos for more details.


Dimensions (approx):
shade diameter 21 cm
height wall mounting 40,5 cm
arm 35 cm
scissor 13 up to 140 cm
length cable 250cm
bulb socket E27
manufactured in Auma in Thüringen

Ref 1811B0539

Additional information

Weight 3 kg