Black Viper

Black Viper

Black bakelite desk lamp



44 x 35 x 19 (L x W x H)


1.6 kg

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 420,00 excl. VAT

This sophisticated desk lamp is manufactured by Leuchtenbau Leipzig around the 1950s, but has been designed by its predecessor Kandem during the Bauhaus era. The lamp consists of a base made from coated glass with a moulded plastic ball as the typical joint. The shade is made of black bakelite, and the steel arm can be moved one-directional.

The Black Viper originates from a former spinning mill in eastern Germany, where it was found in one of the various offices that were spread out through this enormous complex. The textile factory had been operational for over 80 years under many different names. Eventually it had to close its doors due to the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, and has been left deserted ever since.

This desk lamp comes with a 46 watt E27 halogen bulb, a 1,5 meter black textile cable with a plug, and its passport describing the history and origin of the lamp.

Black Viper