Marianne Brandt, 1926
Marianne Brandt designed this ceiling lamp with an opal glass ball at her metal workshop in Dessau in 1926. The simple, unassuming and timelessly beautiful Bauhaus model became such an instant hit that it was produced in series. DMB 26 by TECNOLUMEN has an impressively timeless presence, which radiates beautifully in modern and classically furnished interiors.
It was created in 1926 by the painter, sculptor, photographer and designer Marianne Brandt, one of the most prominent Bauhaus artists whose designs are now displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the British Museum in London.
DMB 26 features an opal glass ball that appears to float through the room as it scatters its hazy light. The spherical lamp hangs from three 14-cm-short delicate rods attached to a circular baseplate. The glass ball comes in different sizes. While the glass is overlaid with opal, the metallic baseplate and rods have different finishes.
The catalogue information seems to suggest the metal parts were all made of aluminium. As aluminium quickly oxidises and becomes unsightly, the lamp now features a nickel-plated or brass-plated surface.
The optionally 250mm, 300mm, 350mmm or 400mm large opal ball is held by three rods and a ring as a holding device on the ceiling plate, which reflects the light of the ball (2.7 kg (Ø 250mm), 4.1 kg (Ø 300mm), 4.4 kg (Ø 350mm), 7.0 kg (Ø 400mm).
The ceiling lamp is available in nickel-plated metal or polished and zaponiert brass.
Each lamp is numbered consecutively and bears the TECNOLUMEN / BAUHAUS logo.
Recommended illuminant: LED lamp 8 W, matt
Marianne Brandt’s unique talent was soon picked up by László Moholy-Nagy. Inspired by him, Brandt undertook her studies in the male-dominated field of metalworking, where she was more successful than many of her classmates.Learn more about Marianne Brandt