Mantis BS3 Table Lamp

Mantis BS3 Table Lamp

Manufacturer: DCW Éditions

The Mantis BS3 table lamp is part of a series of DCW reissues of Bernard Schottlander's iconic mid-century 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 Mantis BS3 table lamp can be positioned in four points through twenty degrees and swivels through 360 degrees. The shade also tilts. It is crafted from a steel structure and aluminium shade finished in satin black, or grey green structure with satin black shade. E14 lamp fitting. 

Dimensions : 
Base dia.20 cm. 
Total width 52 to 82 cm. 
Height 65 to 83 cm. 
Shade width 22 x height 20.5 cm. 

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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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