• Mantis BS4 ceiling lamp, 1951, Bernard schottlander, Dcw editions
  • Mantis BS4 ceiling lamp, 1951, Bernard schottlander, Dcw editions
  • Mantis BS4 ceiling lamp, 1951, Bernard schottlander, Dcw editions

Mantis BS4 ceiling lamp, 1951

Mantis BS4 ceiling lamp by Bernard Schottlander for DCW éditions.

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 that are a part of the metalworker’s inventory of skills, but to which he has brought his sculptor’s eye to create a helical movement in which the symmetrical and the asymmetrical are in opposition. His lights, with their eternal play between balance and imbalance, reveal some of the secrets of what we mean by ‘solid’ and ‘empty’. They appear to defy the laws of gravity. The essential poetry of the object is an invitation to enter a dream world of the most judiciously balanced elegance.

Rated IP20.

Two sizes available BS4 (drop 102cm) and BS4L (drop 145cm).

Requires 1x CL II-E14-ESL 11W bulb.

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Mantis BS4 ceiling lamp by Bernard Schottlander for DCW éditions.

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 that are a part of the metalworker’s inventory of skills, but to which he has brought his sculptor’s eye to create a helical movement in which the symmetrical and the asymmetrical are in opposition. His lights, with their eternal play between balance and imbalance, reveal some of the secrets of what we mean by ‘solid’ and ‘empty’. They appear to defy the laws of gravity. The essential poetry of the object is an invitation to enter a dream world of the most judiciously balanced elegance.

Rated IP20.

Two sizes available BS4 (drop 102cm) and BS4L (drop 145cm).

Requires 1x CL II-E14-ESL 11W bulb.

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BS4 - Ceiling mount diameter 11cm.
Drop 102cm.
Shade diameter 27 x 23cmh.
BS4L - Ceiling mount diameter 11cm.
Drop 145cm.
Shade diameter 27 x 23cmh.

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Constructed from steel, aluminium and brass.
Available in solid black or grey-green with black shade.

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DCW éditions began life with the exclusive production rights to a modern icon - Bernard Albin Gras's GRAS lamp.

DCW éditions began life with the exclusive production rights to a modern icon - Bernard Albin Gras's GRAS lamp.

Astounding in its simple, robust and yet very ergonomic design, its production by DCW éditions heralded the company's progression to the forefront of modern lighting.

Today, the GRAS lamp has become a sought after collector’s item all over the world, and DCW éditions continue to produce timeless designs by influential designers.

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