Midgard Table / Desk Lamp by Curt Fischer, Circa 1930s
The design of this vintage hinged double-jointed lamp was developed by Curt Fischer, who worked on the idea of the ‘steerable light’ from approx. 1920 on. Even before the well known designs by Christian Dell or Marianne Brandt, Curt Fischer realized the idea of the so-called ‘steerable light’ with the all-round movable work lamp. The metal workshop at the Weimar Bauhaus was lit with Midgard lights, serving as an example to Bauhaus students, and was used later in Ilse and Walter Gropius’ master house livingroom at the Dessau Bauhaus.
Designer: Curt Fisher
Producer/Origin:Midgard / GERMANY
This unit has been hand refurbished. Old multiple layers of paint were gently sanded exposing a vibrant patina. Surface was then glass bead blasted and hand brushed. Steel body was oxidized and waxed. Re wired for LED retro BULB.
There are signs of wear.
All of our products will show signs of patina and cosmetic/industrial wear, this we believe is what gives our products their unique charm.