About Mantis BS1
As admirer of Alexander Calder, in 1951 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 midair, 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. The BS1 is like a manifesto of the Mantis collection. So elegant, of great finesse, this floor lamp defies the laws of weightlessness.