1940s Bauhaus Original 6739 Desk Lamp designed by Christian Dell for Kaiser Idell


A stunning and original example of Bauhaus design, this is one of a variety of lamps designed in semi-modular fashion by Christian Dell for Kaiser Idell. It doesn’t get much more stlyish than this, where form and function are so elegantly and efficiently combined to create an attractive and functional piece of lighting. This is the 6739 desk lamp which has the familiar, trademark shade shape, a clamp fitting, and is built to last a lifetime and beyond. This one most likely dates from the 1940s and is in un-tampered -with condition. There is patina to the enamelled shade which has been left “as-is” because the lamp wears it well and, to our eyes at least, it looks much more attractive than one which has been re-sprayed and looks too perfect.As it is, this is a highly sought after and aesthetically pleasing example of pure Bauhaus style.

The only intervention on this lamp has been new felt on the clamp section – just to ensure it doesn’t cause damage to the surface.

The rigid part of the lamp neck measures approximately 32.5cm (12¾ in.) with the flexible gooseneck section slightly shorter than that. The “foot” of the lamp – which also houses the push button switch – measures approximately 5cm (2 in.) in height. The shade is slightly oval in shape with a maximum diameter of 21.5cm (8½in.)

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