DCW Mantis Wall Lamp
As admirer of Alexander Calder, in 1951 Schottlander created the Mantis series of lamps. Movement is intrinsic to all of Schottlanderâ€™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 metalworkerâ€™s inventory of skills, but to which he has brought his sculptorâ€™s eye to create a helical movement in which the symmetrical and the asymmetrical are in opposition.
Designed by Bernard Schottlander
Materials: Adjustable arm and shade, steel structure in black or grey-green, aluminium shade in black
Max (W): 11W, E14
Dimensions: W450 x D220 x H205 mm
Shade: DIA220 x H205 mm