Kaiser Idell Model 6568 Wall Lamp By Christian Dell Circa 1930sOtto's Antiques
Kaiser Idell Model 6568 Wall Lamp By Christian Dell Circa 1930s
Product code #OA2722
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- Adjustable shade and arm
- Takes E27 fitting bulbs
- Marked "Kaiser Idell" on the shade
- Model 6568
- Designed by Christian Dell
- German ~ 1930s
- 47cm long x 16cm wide
Dell was born in Offenbach am Main in Hesse. From 1907-11 he completed the silver forging studies at the academy. In 1912-13 he studied at the Saxon college of arts and crafts in Weimar. From 1922-25 he worked as a foreman of the metal workshop at the Bauhaus in Weimar.
Beginning in 1926 Dell sketched lights and as an early industrial designer and pioneer of plastic design, Dell used bakelite and aminoplastics as materials for his works for Molitor-Zweckleuchten in 1929-30.
In 1926 Christian Dell, the former master of the metal workshop at the Weimar Bauhaus, was appointed director of the newly established metalwork course at the Frankfurt school of art, a post he held until his dissmissal by the Nazis in 1933. In Frankfurt, as well as teaching and practising as a silversmith he launched his career as a lighting designer. Among his earliest and most successful models were the Polo Popular (1929) and Rondella (1927/1928) desk lamps. Both were manufactured first by the Rondella factory at Oberursel and then later by Bunte & Remmler in Frankfurt Am Main.
Fully re wired with modern electrical components, the lamp has been re finished in satin black paint
As with all of our products this product is an original piece and has lived a life before it arrived at Otto's HQ. It has been sympathetically restored by the Otto's team to ensure it has a life for many more years to come. All of our products will show signs of patina and cosmetic wear, this we believe is what gives our products their unique charm. If you have any further questions regarding the condition of this product or any others please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.