Key facts

Product:
MANTIS - BS1 BL
Family:
MANTIS
Manufacturer:
DCW éditions
Designer:
Bernard Schottlander
Order number:
BS1 BL
Architonic ID:
1224072
Country:
France
Designed:
1951
Launched:
2013
Groups:
Free-standing lights-General lighting
Free-standing lights-Reading lights
Free-standing l...-Floor lamps in aluminium
Free-standing light...-Floor lamps in steel
Free-standing light...-Floor lamps in metal

Product description

Material:
Steel, aluminium, brass

Dimensions:
Base width Ø740 mm | Height 1700 mm | Rotation 360°| Arm 4 positions - 20°

Black mat | Satin nickel

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Concept

As admirer of Alexander Calder, in 1951 Schottlander created the “MANTIS” series of lamps.
Movement is intrinsic to all of Schottlander’s work : an artist, an engineer and in no small measure a handyman, he devised a clever system of counterweights combined with a series of strong and flexible metal bars.

The shade also is unique of its kind. Like an acrobat suspended in mid-air, it is made from aluminium using spinning and chasing techniques that are a part of the metalworker’s inventory of skills, but to which he has brought his sculptor’s eye to create a helical movement in which the symmetrical and the asymmetrical are in opposition.