Table light triplex opal glass
Lamps of the 20s.
The shape of this lamp probably goes back to a design by Wolfgang Tümpel, whose metalwork from the best days of Burg Giebichenstein and Weimar Bauhaus today fetch high prices at auction. We had before us an original from the 1920s, which physically - sheet steel and window glass - was strongly influenced by the material scarcity of the early post-war period. We changed that: In our case, the base of the table lamp is made of cast brass, the glass covers are turned from solid brass; the heavy metal parts give the lamp a decent weight of 1.2 kg, which guarantees stability. The glass cylinder is a so-called triple-overlay glass (triplex opal glass) with a diameter of 8 cm; its slender shape requires the use of candle lamps. The table lamp and the wall lamps we derived from it are beautiful testimonies of a design attitude that allowed the traditional forms (here: the candlestick) to echo in new technical worlds (here: electric light) in a matter-of-fact and unsentimental way.
Glass cylinder (8 cm Ø) made of triplex opal glass
Brass cast base (11.5 cm Ø)
Height 28 cm
Textile cable, Length 180 cm
Socket E 14 (max. 40 W, 220V~230V / 50Hz)
Weight 1,2 kg.
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.