Vintage early 1930s Bauhaus table lamp Kaiser Idell model 6551 designed by Christian Dell
Completely cleaned, rewired & PAT tested ready to go.
Height 46cm, Width ( Base ) 18cm, Width ( Shade ) 18cm.
Dell was born in Offenbach am Main, from 1907-11 he completed the silver forging studies at the academy there . In 1912-13 he studied at the Saxon college of arts & crafts in Weimar. From 1922-25 he worked as foreman of the metal workshop at the Bauhaus in Weimar. In 1926 he changed to the Frankfurt art school (Städelschule). In 1933 with the Nazi Party taking control he was unable to remain there & Walter Gropius founder of the Bauhaus school offered him a job in the United States. However, Dell decided to remain in Germany.
After World War II, Dell manufactured silver goods & in 1948 opened a jewellery shop in Wiesbaden, which he operated until 1955. He died in Wiesbaden in 1974.
Beginning in 1926 Dell sketched lights, first for the New Frankfurt-project. As an early industrial designer and pioneer of plastic design, Dell used bakelite & aminoplastics as materials for his works for Molitor-Zweckleuchten in 1929-30. Some of his most well known are the lights for the lamp factory Gebr Kaiser & Co in Neheim Hüsten.They begun production in 1933-34 & were so hugely popular that they were produced in large quantities. The Kaiser Idell brand and production of lamps are now owned by the Danish design company Fritz Hansen
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