Mantis Floor Light BS8 L

Mantis Floor Light BS8 L


A wired silhouette that naturally evokes a praying mantis in weightlessness, the Mantis floor lamp has been structurally tweaked and improved just as Schottlander envisioned in his time. Playing on the tension between balance and imbalance, still composed of a long steel rod topped by a black shade pivoting on a ball joint, resting on its round base, the BS8 L floor lamp has a new base and arm, swapping its original system of rack and counterweight for an ingenious "squaring of the circle" with suggestive graphics and voids.

A true sculpture now adjustable by a dial, gaining a wide versatility of use, the Mantis BS8 lamp gives back to Bernard what belonged to Schottlander.Manufactured by DCW Editions, France

Dimensions: 35cm Ø Base x 174cm H x 360° rotation (Arm 4 positions)

Materials: Black satin steel frame, black satin aluminium shade. Black electric wire
Switch: On cord

Assembly Guide

This item is currently on backorder.
Please be aware of the additional lead-time below when pre-ordering.

Estimated lead time: 10-14 Weeks
DCW éditions is a french company, founded in 2008 by Philippe Cazer and Frédéric Winkler. They first produced the Lampe Gras, created in 1921 by the inventor Bernard-Albon Gras, first articulated lamp of the history, much lauded at the time by Le Corbusier.
2013 saw them bring out the Mantis lamps of British designer Bernard Schottlander. The Mantis were created in 1951 as an homage to Alexander Calder. DCW Éditions then released the singular Here Comes the Sun, designed by Bertrand Balas in 1970.
As the past is nothing without the future, DCW innovated by editing for instance In the Tube, specially designed by world renowned architect Dominique Perrault and his partner Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost.
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