DCW Editions Mantis BS1 Floor Lamp

DCW Editions Mantis BS1 Floor Lamp

Designed in 1951 by Bernard Schottlander, the Mantis BS1 is both stylish and functional with its minimal design multidirectional shade. DCW Editions of Paris breathe new life into the timeless Mantis BS1 using aluminium spinning techniques. 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

Designed in 1951 by Bernard Schottlander, the Mantis BS1 is both stylish and functional with its minimal design multidirectional shade. DCW Editions of Paris breathe new life into the timeless Mantis BS1 using aluminium spinning techniques.

Inspired by American sculptor Alexander Calder, its elegant form consists of a thin stem and an asymmetrical shade. Using an ingenious counterbalancing device the Mantis BS1 maintains its position effectively and remains stable. The piece moves and rotates in a variety of ways with the shade rotating 360 degrees, allowing the direction of the light to move easily.

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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
IP Rating: IP20

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  1. What makes a good floor lamp?
  2. 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.
  3. How does the position of the DCW Mantis BS1 Floor Lamp change?
  4. The base of the Mantis BS1 A Floor Lamp can swivel a full 360 degrees. The tripod base can also adjust its most upright position by four angles in increments of 20 degrees. Not only this but the lamp head can also adjust up and down.
  5. What is the best use for the Mantis BS1 Floor Lamp?
  6. The Mantis BS1 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.
  7. What is the maximum height and width of the DCW Editions BS1 A Mantis?
  8. When positioned fully upright the height of the Mantis Lamp is 170cm. The width in this position is 69cm. If lowered to its bottom angle it measures 155cm 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).
  9. Where is the switch on the DCW BS1 A Mantis?
  10. The switch measures approximately 150cm down the 200cm cable towards the socket end.
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