Mantis Wall Light BS2

Mantis Wall Light BS2

$2,200 $1,760

(Was $2,200) Save 20%

An admirer of Alexander Calder, Bernhard Schottlander created the Mantis series of lamps in England in 1951. They were the jumping point for a series of similar lights primarily out of France. Both an artist and engineer, his clever system of counter-weights combined with a series of strong, flexible and beautifully fine metal arms create an eternal play between balance and imbalance, ‘solid’ and ‘empty’. The shade also is unique of its kind, like an acrobat suspended in mid-air, its spun aluminium is sculpted in a helical movement in which the symmetrical and the asymmetrical are in opposition. Like his idol’s mobiles Schottlander's lights appear to defy the laws of gravity; the essential poetry of the object is an invitation to enter a dream world of the most judiciously balanced elegance. The Mantis is available in desk, floor and wall lamps.

Manufactured by DCW Editions, France

153 L x 47 W x 68 cm H


Black satin steel frame, black satin aluminium shade.
Black electric wire. Switch on the supporting arm.

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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