Reissues are incredibly high priced, so the ideal of an original 1940s Kaiser Idell 6561 desk lamp for next to nothing is appealing. Which is the case right now with this particular example.
It was designed by Christian Dell in 1926 and like its bigger siblings is a classic of Bauhaus design – but in miniature. It is made from steel and brass with the patented swivel joint. It stands at 25.5cm tall and is available in black, ivory or white.
Sadly, the price is far from mini, with the lamps priced £332 from Ivor Innes.
We've featured a Kaiser Idell table lamp before, but here's another imposing piece of twentieth century design, the 6556-super floor lamp.
Like the table lamp, it was designed by Christian Dell, an industrial designer at the Bauhaus and first produced back in the 1930s. It also shares that lamp's classic modernist good looks and is made from steel and brass. Take your pick from a black or white version.
The lamp costs £614.
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This is a bizarre one. Last week, we spotted an interesting Kaiser New Bauhaus lamp on eBay, an early 60s collaboration between Kaiser and original Bauhaus metal workshop 'master' Christian Dell. Now, today, we've found a brand new reissue from the same team – the Kaiser idell 6631 table lamp by Christian Dell for Fritz Hansen.
The lamp on eBay was a 1960s project, but the 6631 lamp is an original 1930s modernist design for Kaiser, which is now reissued by Fritz Hansen. It is indeed a classic – available in black, ivory, white, red and dark green, the lamps are made in steel and brass and the lampshades are hand painted in high gloss.
It also features a world-patented swivel joint and an 'original Kaiser-idell' label. Price? A less-then-cheap £588.
A really special design – and this 1960s Kaiser New Bauhaus lamp is just £2.20 right now.
According to the seller, Kaiser lights got together with original Bauhaus metal workshop 'master' Christian Dell in the early 60s, prodicing the New Bauhaus Kaiser light series as a result. This is a lamp from that series, with a base made of solid teakwood, two straight arms of chromed brass and a 'cubic' dark grey / black shade.
The seller says it is in 'very good' condition and has undergone a serious clean. Right now it's a steal at that £2.20 price, plus postage from Germany.