...metallisches Fest at Bauhaus in Dessau February 9 in the year 1929, Marianne Brandt(1893 - 1983) is the centre of Celebration as she is on her way to leave the Metal Workshop after being it’s Head(1928 - 1929).
Oskar Schlemmer(1888 - 1943) who took care of most of the parties at Bauhaus will leave Bauhaus too, he was at the time very disappointed with the new Director Hannes Mayer’s focus on ”more functionalism”, rather than mixed art forms especially Theatre and even Schlemmer’s Bauhaus parties were on their way to be reduced under Mayer’s new direction, I just love Schlemmer’s view on every individual student in regards of ”ability and charactar” due to these parties(that the students spoke well of decades later). Schlemmer in February 1929: ”Tell me how you do party? And I will tell you what person you are”.
Big photo above in the first collage, opal glass lamps with metal shades fixated between metal shade and bulb holder and metal fixture on top of the metal shade or glued versions depicted in the same photo in the top row on the right side.
Second collage different models 6990 and 6992 table lamps designed by Harald Notini in the year 1930. Last collage, wall lamp 8226, now upgraded to both a wall lamp and a ceiling lamp due to the metal sub pressure shade that remains steady on the opal glass ball(actually Veluria glass) without falling off, fact is that the metal shade must be ”precise” in diameter in relation to the diameter of the glass ball, thickness of the metal shade is of importance so it doesn’t get to heavy, metal shade must follow the glass globes temprature cooling and heating otherwise it will fall off due to loss of shape differences and loss of sub pressure(Notini chose a brass shade that was chrome plated), I have never seen Harald Notini’s use of sub pressure metal shades before during the 1920s or 1930s, if any functionalist lover have info about something similar in ideas, please inform me, I think Notini created something very unique in the history of Design
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