BS5 Mantis Wall Light

BS5 Mantis Wall Light

Manufacturer: DCW Éditions

The Mantis BS5 wall lamp is the latest in a series of DCW reissues of Bernard Schottlander's iconic Mantis collection

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Movement is intrinsic to all of Bernard 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. 

As an admirer of Alexander Calder, Schottlander created the Mantis series of lamps in 1951. His lights, with their eternal play between balance and imbalance, reveal some of the secrets of what we mean by ‘solid’ and ‘empty’ and like his idol’s mobiles they 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 Wall Light is crafted from steel and brass. Shade is aluminium finished in matt black with satin nickel and black arm, or matt black shade with matt green arm. E14 lamp fitting. 

Dimensions:  Wall mount: Dia.11 cm. Wall to shade: 45cm. 

Available online with cable and switch mount. Also available hard wired upon request. 

For more information or to purchase the hard wired version please call our showroom on 020 7278 8456 or email websales@viaduct.co.uk

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DCW Éditions DCW éditions believe "Only truth and beauty are eternal" and this philosophy can be seen in every lamp they produce.

"There are objects born from desire and objects born from love. There are objects that disappear, scattered by the winds of time. To be of one’s time is to share the destiny of the dead leaves. " - Jean Guitton

Paris based DCW editions produce several lighting collections that span from the era of Le Corbusier right through to the present day

Their first collection was the Lampé Gras lighting range, designed by Bernard Albin, and the 20th Century’s first articulated lamp. Popular with his contemporaries it po...

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