Biggest Midgard from the DDR upcycled scissor lamp in steel look with shade made of aluminium
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 Midgard shade made of aluminium has light marks, no dent.
The mechanical system of the lamp functions perfectly.
The lamp is marked on the hinge with “MIDGARD DDRP”.
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 located on the head.
The lamp can be easily attached to the wall with the wall-mount bracket and screws.
Please refer to the photos for more details.
shade diameter 16,5 cm
height wall mounting 40,5 cm
arm 35 cm
scissor 13 up to 119 cm
length cable 240cm
bulb socket E27
manufactured in Auma in Thüringen