Adjustable metal desk lamp
The archetype among desk lamps, Midgard’s tradition-rich Spring-balanced Lamp, is back again: the lamp, whose design has not been changed for decades, is today being produced again in Hamburg. Using the original tools for the lamp’s production, the new owners of the historical lamp brand have been investing a great deal of passion to make this revival happen.
The principle of using spring-balanced parallel arms in which the cable is hidden, is an ingenious and time-honoured design. Having already established the first milestone in the history of directional light with his 1919 patent on the adjustable wall-mounted arm, in the 1950s, Midgard founder Curt Fischer applied himself to the design of the spring-balanced parallelogram arm in order to perfect it.
From then onwards, Midgard continued to produce the lamp in the Thuringian town of Auma, from which it was delivered to countless desks the world over. Due to both the flexible two-arm design, whose construction and mechanism is directly derived from the human arm, and the reflector, which can be adjusted to the user’s liking, the light is directed precisely to where it is needed: a principle that, for Curt Fischer, was the main driver from the very start.