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Mantis BS1 Floor Lamp

by Bernard Schottlander

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An admirer of sculptor Alexander Calder, German designer Bernard Schottlander created the MANTIS series of lamps in 1951. Much like the crouching stance of the Praying Mantis, the Mantis Floor Lamp sits ever so gently on the floor, exuding elegance and minimalism. The combination of the thin steel legs and stem and the slightly curved aluminum shade add a delicate touch to an otherwise utilitarian object. A switch on the cord, as well as an adjustable stand, make for a user-friendly and multi-functional piece. 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 is also unique: like an acrobat suspended in midair, it is made from aluminum using spinning and chasing techniques that are part of the metalworker’s inventory of skills, but to which he has brought his sculptor’s eye to create a helical movement.

DCW Editions is a French design brand specializing in lighting. Best known for the Lampe Gras, a re-edition of the iconic 1921 lamp, they draw inspiration from the past to create chic and timeless quality lights, designed to last.

Mantis BS1 Floor Lamp by Bernard Schottlander for DCW Editions
- Contemporary design
- Body in green/gray or black steel, shade in black aluminum
- 360-degree rotation of main steel rod
- 4 incline positions up to a 20 degree angle resulting in a height of min61"-max 67", and a width of min27.2"-max 42.5"
- Tiltable Shade H 9" X W 10.6"
- Floor base tripod ∅ 29.1"
- Plug-in, 78" black cord with on/off switch on cord
- E12 candelabra Max 40W incandescent (or 6-7W LED equivalent) bulb (not included)
- Black model is ETL certified, green/black model is CE certified
- Made in China


Proposition 65 Warning


Bernard Schottlander
Bernard Schottlander