MANTIS Lamp by Böttcher+Henssler.
The graceful MANTIS lamp is an elegantly simplified variant of the iconic desk lamp, which combines minimalism and purist design with a playful emotion.
Designed by Berlin-based studio Böttcher+Henssler for Slovenian lighting manufacturer Vertigo Bird the MANTIS lamp is a masterpiece of minimal design. It is made of made of lightly stained solid maple and an aluminum tube. The lamp uses energy-saving LEDs placed with precision to provide a natural like warm white light emanating from a hollowed out wooden fixture. The result is a delicate balance of lightness, minimalism and the natural character of the wood……
The simplified usability comes through in the mechanical principle which relies on gravity to fix an aluminum tube that has been inserted through a wooden stem attached to its base. With this minimalist principle in mind one can effortlessly swing and adjust the height displaying the intended delicate balance, lightness and playfulness of the design. In its symbiosis of clear lines, the “warmth” of the wood, the colorful accent of the
textile cable and coated aluminum tube, MANTIS is a timeless piece. It is available two versions, either as a desk lamp or as a floor lamp, both incarnations of the MANTIS lamp will perfectly compliment any modern home and office interior.
This beautiful design is also a “red dot design award” winner (2012).