Midgard - TYP 113 Clamp Light
Design by Curt Fischer, ~1923
Midgard, a remarkable German lighting manufacturer founded in 1919 by Curt Fischer held the first patents for the adjustable light. The TYP 113 is of particular importance as Walter Gropius, a committed fan, adopted it for the Bauhaus school, adding them to the classrooms, atelier and faculty housing at the Dessau School. Photos and film footage of the pre war era show the TYP 113 in Germany as well as in the US after faculty members crossed the Atlantic.
In celebration of their 100 year anniversary, Midgard chose to produce a limited run of 100 pieces of the TYP 113, using original techniques and materials. In collaboration with Thonet, who partnered to bend the nickel plated steel arms, thoughtful attention is given to craftsmanship to produce a truly special heirloom piece for home or office.
- Limited Edition of 100 pieces, numbered, to be sold worldwide
- 100% manufactured by hand using original tooling and white glove assembly in Hamburg, Germany
- Polished nickel plated steel stem hand formed by furniture maker Thonet
- 60W Max, E26 New Old Stock bakelite socket
- New Old Stock black bakelite switch
- Enameled rotating bias-cut shade in black
- Fully Adjustable 9.84" x 7.87" x 31.5" overall height
- Thickness min .8" or 20mm /max 2.0" or 53mm
- 60” Fabric cord, bronze in color