BS4 Mantis ceiling lamp
Object

As admirer of Alexander Calder, in 1951 Schottlander created the MANTIS series of lamps. 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 midair, 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.

MATERIALS
Steel

COLORS
Frame black/grey-green
Shade black

DIMENSIONS
Shade d27 cm, Height 102 cm

Designer
DCW’s éditions production is the epitome of the object as a companion to living well, an object that is designed to last and act as a relay baton between generations. All that matters is to produce object that are true, honest and will stand the test of time.
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