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Lightyears Kaiser Idell 6631 T

The Kaiser Idell 6631 T is an original Bauhaus design by Christian Dell, one of the designers who played a major role in shaping what we now know as the Bauhaus style. In 1926, Dell began to design lighting fixtures for the lamp factory Gebr Kaiser & Co but it wasn't until 1936 that he found enduring success with the table lamp model 6631 T. The lamps were built around a world-patented swivel joint and shared the characteristic dome embossed with the words 'original kaiser-idell'. These lamps soon became incredibly popular and were then as today considered a symbol of noble Germanic design, demonstrating exclusive materials and precise technique. The term 'Idell' is a reference to Christian's surname, Dell, but also to the word 'idea' the purity of which has been captured in this simply fabulous floor light.

Dimensions: H 42.5cm. Diameter 28.5cm. 

Appearance: Perfect engineering applied to perfect simplicity.
Design: 1926. Christian Dell for Lightyears.
Material: High gloss painted steel and chrome plated brass.
Cable: Colour coordinated cord with on/off switch on base.
Size: H 42.5cm Dia 28.5cm.
Bulb: 1 x E27 halo max 60w or suitable E27 LED. Not included.
View all products by Christian Dell and Lightyears.

Christian Dell was born in Offenbach am Main in Hesse. He completed the silver forging studies at the academy in 1911 and from 1912-13 he studied at the Saxon college of arts and crafts in Weimar. From 1922 to 1925 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. Beginning in 1926 Christian Dell sketched lamps, usually for the lamp factory Gebr. Kaiser & Co in Neheim Hüsten. 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-series – then, as well as today, the symbol of noble Germanic design, exquisite choice of materials and precise engineering. As an early industrial designer and pioneer of plastic design, he used bakelite and amino plastics as materials in 1929-30. After World War II, Christian Dell manufactured silver goods and opened a jeweller's shop in Wiesbaden in 1948, which he operated until 1955. He died in Wiesbaden in 1974.


Lightyears, part of the Fritz Hansen Group, is a Danish light company that takes great pride in creating lighting products that combine both tradition and renewal. The core ambition of the company lies in the fusion of the young and the established. Lightyears embraces the curiosity and boldness of the up-and-coming generation, but equally they respect the skill and the trained eye of the older more experienced designers. This collaboration produces modern interpretations of established lighting products and it is Lightyears intention that these new incarnations speak for themselves on how and where to use contemporary illumination. The collection is functional, progressive, timeless and always represents good value for money. Lightyears cooperate with several of Danish design's most innovative and recognised designers like Jørn Utzon, Salto & Sigsgaard, Cecilie Manz, Morten Voss, Mads Odgaard as well as the Japanese designer Hidenori Kuge and the Danish/Italian design duo GamFratesi.


Rume Professional is our contract division and we invite trade enquiries. In a world of increasing sameness Rume exists to celebrate the difference, to take the road less travelled. With a family history in design and manufacture going back almost sixty years we have a wealth of experience in navigating the quickening waters of fad and fashion. We can offer the proven professional a selection of lighting and interior products from some of the most highly regarded design companies in the world and can also supply our beautiful, handmade English furniture and a range of accessories from just about everywhere. If your interest is piqued why not complete our online trade account application?

10 to 15 working days.
All mainland UK £9.95.
For non-mainland UK deliveries please contact us for a quotation.
For further delivery information please refer to Delivery and Returns.

Rume
54 Western Road
Hove
East Sussex
England
BN3 1JD
Phone:01273 777810
Email:info@rume.co.uk

For contact form click here.

Product info

Appearance: Perfect engineering applied to perfect simplicity.
Design: 1926. Christian Dell for Lightyears.
Material: High gloss painted steel and chrome plated brass.
Cable: Colour coordinated cord with on/off switch on base.
Size: H 42.5cm Dia 28.5cm.
Bulb: 1 x E27 halo max 60w or suitable E27 LED. Not included.
View all products by Christian Dell and Lightyears.

Designer

Christian Dell was born in Offenbach am Main in Hesse. He completed the silver forging studies at the academy in 1911 and from 1912-13 he studied at the Saxon college of arts and crafts in Weimar. From 1922 to 1925 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. Beginning in 1926 Christian Dell sketched lamps, usually for the lamp factory Gebr. Kaiser & Co in Neheim Hüsten. 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-series – then, as well as today, the symbol of noble Germanic design, exquisite choice of materials and precise engineering. As an early industrial designer and pioneer of plastic design, he used bakelite and amino plastics as materials in 1929-30. After World War II, Christian Dell manufactured silver goods and opened a jeweller's shop in Wiesbaden in 1948, which he operated until 1955. He died in Wiesbaden in 1974.


Brand

Lightyears, part of the Fritz Hansen Group, is a Danish light company that takes great pride in creating lighting products that combine both tradition and renewal. The core ambition of the company lies in the fusion of the young and the established. Lightyears embraces the curiosity and boldness of the up-and-coming generation, but equally they respect the skill and the trained eye of the older more experienced designers. This collaboration produces modern interpretations of established lighting products and it is Lightyears intention that these new incarnations speak for themselves on how and where to use contemporary illumination. The collection is functional, progressive, timeless and always represents good value for money. Lightyears cooperate with several of Danish design's most innovative and recognised designers like Jørn Utzon, Salto & Sigsgaard, Cecilie Manz, Morten Voss, Mads Odgaard as well as the Japanese designer Hidenori Kuge and the Danish/Italian design duo GamFratesi.


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Professional

Rume Professional is our contract division and we invite trade enquiries. In a world of increasing sameness Rume exists to celebrate the difference, to take the road less travelled. With a family history in design and manufacture going back almost sixty years we have a wealth of experience in navigating the quickening waters of fad and fashion. We can offer the proven professional a selection of lighting and interior products from some of the most highly regarded design companies in the world and can also supply our beautiful, handmade English furniture and a range of accessories from just about everywhere. If your interest is piqued why not complete our online trade account application?

Shipping

10 to 15 working days.
All mainland UK £9.95.
For non-mainland UK deliveries please contact us for a quotation.
For further delivery information please refer to Delivery and Returns.

Contact us

Rume
54 Western Road
Hove
East Sussex
England
BN3 1JD
Phone:01273 777810
Email:info@rume.co.uk

For contact form click here.