Mantis BS2 Mini Applique
Mantis is a collection of lamps designed by the designer Bernard Schottlander and produced by the brand DCW.
Driven by the same energy that led us to produce the series of lights by the French engineer Bernard-Albin Gras, we are delighted to present here those by an equally extraordinary artist, the English sculptor-designer Bernard Schottlander. As admirer of Alexander Calder, in 1951 Schottlander created the Mantis series of lamps. Movement is intrinsic to all 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. His lights, with their eternal play between balance and imbalance appear to defy the laws of gravity.
CLII - LED INTEGRATED - 3W. Switch on the cable. Driver in the plug.