In 1951 Bernard Schottlander created the Mantis series of lamps. Movement is intrinsic to all of Schottlander’s work: an artist, an engineer and in no small measure a handyman, he devised a clever system of counterweights combined with a series of strong, and flexible metal bars. The shade also is unique of its kind. Like an acrobat suspended in mid-air, it is made from aluminium using spinning and chasing techniques that are a part of the metalworker’s inventory of skills, but to which he has brought his sculptor’s eye to create a helical movement in which the symmetrical and the asymmetrical are in opposition. His lights, with their eternal play between balance and imbalance, reveal some of the secrets of what we mean by ‘solid’ and ‘empty’. And like his idol’s mobiles they appear to defy the laws of gravity. The essential poetry of the object is an invitation to enter a dream world of the most judiciously balanced elegance...
Lampe mantis at Casa e Jardim can be used anywhere in the house and there is an exterior version too.
The basic shade is a constant throughout the range and there are two colour versions of the 'frame'.
Mantis is award winning too. The Mantis lamp BS3 has been distinguished by the European Consumers Choice with the rating of 9.9/10.
We like to think that Casa e Jardim provides a special service supplying quality products at a sensibly competitive price. If you see any of our products that seem to be better value elsewhere, please let us know and we will either explain why there is a difference, or we will amend the difference.
Beautiful Furniture, Curtains and Soft Furnishings, at Competitive Prices, on Portugal's Algarve.
‘…it’s like a mini John Lewis on the Algarve’.G.P. Tunbridge Wells
Casa e Jardim, Lda.,
Sitio da Cascalheira, 556A
09.30 -18.30 Monday to Friday.
We can also open on Saturdays by appointment.
Tel (00351) 289 393 532
Tel (00351) 910 029 337
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