Key facts

Product:
MANTIS | BS5 BL
Family:
MANTIS
Manufacturer:
DCW éditions >
Designer:
Bernard Schottlander >
Order number:
BS5 BL
Architonic ID:
1362390
Country:
France
Designed:
1951
Launched:
2013
Manufacturer groups :
Interior lighting-Wall lights >
Groups:
Interior lighting-Wall lights >

Product description

Material:
Steel, aluminium, brass

Dimensions:
Ceiling mount Ø110 mm | Wall to shade 450mm

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.