DCW Editions Mantis BS1 B Floor Lamp

DCW Editions Mantis BS1 B Floor Lamp

Like its relative, the Mantis BS1, the BS1B is an alternate version of the original, but with a circular base. Conceptualised in 1951 by Bernard Schottlander, its age is a testament to its timeless design. Read more here

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  1. Clever counterweight mechanism to provide stability
  2. Asymmetircal shade to distribute light effectively
  3. Visibly inspired by Alexander Caldwellers iconic sculptures

Like its relative, the Mantis BS1, the BS1B is an alternate version of the original, but with a circular base. Conceptualised in 1951 by Bernard Schottlander, its age is a testament to its timeless design.

Its graceful form takes inspiration from American sculptor Alexander Calder and his static mobile sculptures. The piece remains stable due to a clever counterbalancing mechanism at the base of the structure, allowing the lamp to tilt in different directions. The shade of the lamp rotates 360 degrees making this piece as versatile as it is tasteful.

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Designed in 1951


Height: 170cm x Width: Ø74cm

Materials & Finishes

Body made from steel
Shade made from aluminium

Cable Length: 200cm
Voltage: 220/240V
Watts: 15W
Light Source: CLII – E14
Lumens: 200cm
IP Rating: IP20

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  1. How does the position of the DCW Mantis BS1 B Floor Lamp change?
  2. The base of the Mantis BS1 B Floor Lamp does not swivel a 360 degrees like the Mantis BS1 A. The flat circular base can only adjust its angle up and down. The lamp head/shade can also adjust up and down.
  3. Which room would the Mantis BS1 B Floor Lamp work best in?
  4. The Mantis BS1 B has a variety of purposes thanks to its many available positions. When studying or reading the Mantis' lamp shade can be point directly towards a surface. Conversely, create ambience or accentuate an interior by pointing the lamp shade indirectly towards a wall or feature. The E14 (11 Watt) Energy Saving Light LED bulb produces approximately 620 lumens, which is more than enough for reading. To avoid eyestrain whilst reading and carrying out tasks opt for lamps with at least 475 lumens.
  5. What is the maximum height and width of the DCW Editions BS1 B Mantis?
  6. When positioned fully upright the height of the Mantis Lamp is 165cm. The width in this position is 69cm. If lowered to its bottom angle it measures 150cm high. The corresponding width at this angle is 108cm. This is all assuming the lamp head is at a standard 90 degree angle (or thereabouts).
  7. Where is the switch on the DCW BS1 B Mantis?
  8. The switch measures approximately 150cm down the 200cm cable towards the socket end.
  9. What makes a good floor lamp?
  10. The best floor lamps offer a range of uses. The best floor lamps are able to light an area for reading, ambience and accenting/spotlighting. The minimum brightness should be around 475 lumens for all these uses. You should also be able to set a good floor lamp in a variety of positions.

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