A solid circular base replaces the tripod stand of the original BS1, providing another option in Bernard Schottlander's timeless lighting collection. Precisely engineered with a clever system of counterweights in union with delicate but strong flexible metal spans, the floor lamp's characteristic helix shade is fashioned in spun aluminum. Inspired by the mobiles of sculptor Alexander Calder, Schottlander launched the iconic series in 1951, drawing on his expertise not only as a designer but also as an engineer and metalsmith.
- 65" h x 42.5" w (165x108cm)
- Shade: 9.1" h x 10.6" dia (23x27cm)
- Base: 11.4" dia (29cm)
- Cable length: 78.7" (200cm)
- ETL listed
- Bulb not included
- Light is Fully 110V compatable, UL certification available on request, please inquire for details
“All of our lighting can travel from Jules Verne’s world to the Blade Runner world,” says Frédéric Winkler, who, along with cofounder Philippe Cater, debuted Paris-based DCW Éditions in 2008. Timelessness guides their mission, beginning with the re-edition of the 1921 Lampe Gras created by Bernard-Albin Gras. One of the first articulated lamps, it would find its way into the studios of Le Corbusier, Sonia Delaunay and Henri Matisse, and has been a standout ever since.
Nostalgia is not what animates Editions DCW, however, but rather a search for elusive and enduring offerings that span generations. Look no further than the introductions from current design leaders Bertrand Balas and architects Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost. Their new work share a measure of innovation and an artistic countenance that rises above the temporary vagaries of fashion. “Everyone has their own story to tell,” says Winkler of his stable of designers. “Strong characters with a deep and thick soul. That's why their lamps are interesting.”