About TYP 113
The most famous draft of Midgard is the “peitschenleuchte”, TYP 113, which is one of the very first serial produced adjustable lamps of the world. When the Bauhaus moved into its new buildings in Dessau in 1926, Midgard's TYP 113 were among the fixtures. Masters and students alike find their precise, machine-like aesthetic both modern and motivating. Soon Midgard was also showcased in the most significant architectural exhibitions: from the Weißenhof estate and the accompanying ‘Die Wohnung’ exhibition in Stuttgart (1927), ‘Wohnung und Werkraum’ in Wroclaw (1929), the exhibition of the Deutsche Werkbund in Paris (1930) and the ‘Deutsche Bauausstellung’ in Berlin (1931). When Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer and Iyonel Feiniger left the Bauhaus and, soon after, Germany, they took their Midgard TYP 113 with them. Meyer took it to Russia, Gropius to Lincoln (Massachusetts) and Feininger to New York. Laszlo Moholy-Nagy used the lamp to illuminate his director’s desk at the new bauhaus in Chicago – as can be seen in pictures from the time. For Midgard´s 100th anniversary, the TYP 113 is manufactured again by using original techniques and materials with no industrial / serial production method included in a first limited edition of 100 numbered pieces.