Model 6551 Table Lamp by Kaiser Idell Circa 1930sOtto's Antiques
Model 6551 Table Lamp by Kaiser Idell Circa 1930s
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- Steel shade with relief Kaiser Idell branding
- On/Off switch on the base
- Takes E27 fitting bulbs
- Adjustable arm and shade
- Designed by Christian Dell
- Model 6551 Kaiser Idell
- German ~ 1930s
- 46cm tall x 18cm wide x 18cm deep
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, some light cosmetic wear
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.