The Kaiser Idell series of lamps were designed by Christian Dell, a German silversmith. These timeless lamp designs originate from the significant Bauhaus period and each dome is embossed with ORIGINAL KAISER-idell to signify its authenticity. The lamps, regardless of size, are comprised of a swivel joint and dome, ensuring they are both practical and stylish. The various styles of lamp available ensure this aesthetically beautiful form can be suited to any environment.
Table, wall, floor and pendant lamps are available, which come in a choice of colours including black, white, ivory, ruby red and dark green. A mat black option is now available in some of the models. The Kaiser Idell lamps are all made from steel and brass whilst the elegant shade is hand-painted in high gloss.
Recommended light source: Osram HALOGEN ENERGY SAVER 28-52W.
Christian Dell was a German silversmith and designer. From 1922-25 he worked as a foreman of the metal workshop at the Bauhaus in Weimar where he was the man behind a highly innovative and pioneering style of design.
The Bauhaus occupies a place of its own in the history of the 20th century culture; architecture, design, art and new media. As one of the first colleges of design, it brought together a number of the most outstanding contemporary architects and artists. Beginning in 1926 Dell sketched lights, often for the lamp factory Gebr. Kaiser & Co. The first catalogue was launched in 1936 in which the table lamp model 6631 Luxus appeared for the first time. This lamp soon became the undisputed top model of the KAISER idell-serie then, as well as today, the symbol of noble Germanic design, exquisite choice of materials and precise engineering.
The term idell is a reference to the word idea and his lastname, Dell. Kaiser is a reference to the original manufacturer KAISER idell.