Old Midgard hindeg lamp with nice patina and enamel shade.
The design of this unique articulated lamp with double joint comes from Curt Fischer, who worked on the idea of ”steerable light” from around 1920. Even before the well-known designs by Christian Dell or Marianne Brandt, Curt Fischer implemented the idea of so-called ‘steerable light’ with the workstation lamp that can be moved in all directions. The metal workshop in the Bauhaus in Weimar was lit with Midgard lights and served as a model for the Bauhaus students and can later also be used in the living room furnishings of Ilse and Walter Gropius in their master house at the Dessau Bauhaus.
After the complete dismantling, the elements of the light were carefully cleaned and rebuilt. The lamp is embossed on the arm DRGM DRP, this sign is very rare – and with “MIDGARD” on the base.
The lamp is in good condition, according to its age, shows signs of age, paint scratches and has a nice patina. The enamel screen has flakes on the edge. The technology of the lamp works perfectly.
The electrical system was renewed and overhauled with three wires. A black, cloth-sheathed cable was used. The lamp is operated by means of a rotary switch on the Bakelite socket.
The round bracket is intended for screwing onto the table top or the wall (note that this means that one joint direction is lost). The pin of the original holder is loose, a replacement holder is included (see picture).
For more details, please refer to the detailed photo documentation.
1. Articulated arm approx. 30cm
2. Articulated arm approx. 40cm
shade diameter 13cm
E27 socket with Bakelite rotary switch
Cable length approx. 275 cm
Manufactured in Auma in Thuringia