Table and wall lamps

Table and wall lamps of the 1920s.

The design of this lamp probably originates from a draft version by Wolfgang Tümpel, whose metalwork from the golden days of Burg Giebichenstein and Weimar Bauhaus today sells for high prices at auctions. We had an original made of sheet steel and window glass. Its modest execution testified to the scarcity of materials in the years shortly after the First World War. We now have the base of the table lamp cast from brass and the glass covers turned from the same material, which gives it a stable weight of 1.2 kg. The cylinder of handblown triplex opal glass with a diameter of eight centimeters requires the use of candle light bulbs (E14). The table lamp and the wall lamps we derived from it are beautiful testimonies of a design approach that allows the traditional forms (here: the candlestick) to resonate in new technical worlds (here: electric light) in a sober and non-sentimental manner.


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