In Germany, it is called by the nickname “Superintendant lamp”, which alludes to its appearance as a common prop in several popular TV crime series. We are talking about the Kaiser idell lamp, designed in 1931 by the German silversmith Christian Dell, who was one of the pioneers in the famous Bauhaus design movement.
The Danish design furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen has acquired the rights to the lamp series, after the former manufacturer Gebr. Kaiser & Co. unfortunately had to close. In respect of the originators, Fritz Hansen has chosen to market the lamps under the name Kaiser idell (= idea + Dell).
The Kaiser idell lamps are available in several versions as table lamp, floor lamp, wall lamp and pendant lamp. All are equipped with the characteristic domed shade in lacquered steel. The lamps are available in black, ivory, white, ruby red and matt black.
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