Dimensions

Arm depth 7.5 cm
Arm width 27.2 cm
Net weight 0.8 kg
Shade height 14.3 cm

Materials

Body finish Black Satin Body
Material Steel, Aluminium, Brass
Shade finish Black Satin Shade

Specification

Dimmable No
Energy label IP-20
Light bulb type Integrated LED
Max wattage 3 w
Rotation 180°
Suitable for contract use Yes

Bernard Schottlander was inspired by the praying mantis to create this intruiging and gracious wall lamp.

His prototype was done in small size. We have decided to publish it.


Bernard Schottlander

Bernard Schottlander was born in Mainz, Germany in 1924 and moved to England in 1939. After serving with the British Army in India, he learnt to weld and took a course in Sculpture at Leeds College of Art and subsequently – with the help of a bursary – at the Anglo-French art centre in St John’s Wood. Bernard Schottlander described himself as a designer for interiors and a sculptor for exteriors.

After several successful years as an industrial designer, Bernard Schottlander chose to concentrate on sculpture. In the late 1950’s he established a workshop in North London where he was ably assisted for many years by George Nash. From 1965 he taught metalwork at St Martins School of Art. In the same year he was part of the group show Six Artists at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London and in the following year (1966) had his first solo show at the Hamilton Galleries, London.
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.


DCW Editions is a producer of objects : objects whose roots are in the past, whose use is in the present and whose vision is for the future, all of which have three things in common : They are well conceived, well designed and well made.