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Dieter Schulz Minimalist Floor lamp Model "57/416", Switzerland 1950s

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This Dieter Schulz Model “No. 57/4 16” floor lamp is a timeless design piece created in 1957 for the Swiss company, Wohnbedarf AG Schweiz. Crafted from black enamelled metal and brass, this luminary exemplifies the quintessential mid-century European design aesthetic: functional, refined, and iconic. The Swiss designer, Dieter Schulz, born in Switzerland in 1928, was celebrated for his ability to blend form and function seamlessly. His Model No. 57/4 16 floor lamp exemplifies his design ethos, characterized by a commitment to craftsmanship, precision, and simplicity. This model has an unmistakable European mid-century look; from the clean lines and subtle decorative elements to the intuitive functionality, this lamp is timelessly stylish without sacrificing beauty. The lamp has a brass weighted base that is quite robust, supporting the long thin tubular metal shaft and enamelled shade. Contrasting to the black enamelled elements, the sheet brass stands out beautifully. This duality of colours and surfaces creates a lot of textural interest, further enhanced by the different shapes and forms. The lampshade has a streamlined look with the inner surface lacquered white to better reflect the light. The shade is adjustable thanks to the joints at the neck, making this lamp perfect spotlight lighting. Considering that this model is truly a quintessentially mid-century European design, this kind of refined highly functionality is a given. What makes this lamp so aesthetically pleasing is its lack of clutter aided by the interesting pairing of materials. The design is reminiscent of and thus often misattributed to Italian company, Stilnovo. Wohnbedarf AG Schweiz, the manufacturer of this iconic lamp, played a pivotal role in the promotion of modern design in Switzerland. Founded in 1931 by Alfred and Emil Roth, Wohnbedarf was a pioneer in bringing modernist design to Swiss homes. The company collaborated with renowned designers like Max Bill, Le Corbusier, and, of course, Dieter Schulz, to create furniture and lighting that reflected the spirit of the age. Swiss mid-century design in the post-war period was marked by its focus on clean lines, quality materials, and functional elegance. Similarly to Scandinavian ideals, it embodied the idea that everyday objects should not only serve a purpose but also elevate the aesthetic of a space. Schulz's present floor lamp, with its sleek black enamelled metal base and brass accents, encapsulates these principles and has become an emblematic representation of Swiss mid-century design. Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The brass has a beautiful patina. Dimensions: 8.07 in W x 4.72 in D x 43.3 in H 20.5 cm W x 12 cm D x 110 cm H
  • Creator:
    Dieter Schulz (Designer),Wohnbedarf (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 43.31 in (110 cm)Width: 8.08 in (20.5 cm)Depth: 4.73 in (12 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1950s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. The brass has a beautiful patina.
  • Seller Location:
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 202319681stDibs: LU2947336600852
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