Now celebrating its 80th birthday, the lamp was originally designed in 1931 by silversmith Christian Dell and Republic of Fritz Hansen acquired the license to produce it last year. The Kaiser Idell Luxus comes as a table, floor, wall or pendant lamp in black, ivory, white, red and green.
We have one table lamp in ruby red to give away.
This competition has now closed.
The winner's name will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
Here are some more details from Republic of Fritz Hansen:
Celebrating 80 years of design: KAISER idell Luxus by Republic of Fritz Hansen to be won
Recognised as one of the most famous lighting designs that evolved from the Bauhaus era, the KASIER idell is the perfect gift to light up your Christmas.
Created by the German silversmith Christian Dell in 1931, the KAISER idell light collection is available as a table lamp, floor lamp, wall lamp and pendant in the original colours; black, ivory, white, ruby red and dark green.
Distinguished by its characteristic dome lampshade, embossed with the trademark words 'ORIGINAL KAISER idell’, the iconic design creates a special sculptural effect whilst the hand-painted shade and base beautifully reflect the light, creating Danish 'Hygge' (meaning cosy and relaxing) during the dark winter months.
The KAISER idell series is today manufactured by Fritz Hansen who acquired the designed rights in 2010. The timeless design virtues of the KAISER idell series perfectly match Fritz Hansen’s design profile. As with Poul Kjærholm and Arne Jacobsen’s furniture designs, the lamps are design icons where aesthetics and functionality unite wonderfully to exude robust elegance and Bauhaus quality.
The designer behind the classic design icon Christian Dell (1893-1974), is recognised as one of the leading characters behind the innovative and pioneering designs that appeared in the early thirties. Trained as a silversmith at the “Sächsische Kunstgewerbeschule” (School of Arts and Crafts) in Hanau, Germany, Dell pursued his passion for craftsmanship and design working as a supervisor at the "Metallwerkstatt Bauhaus Weimar" (Weimar Bauhaus Metal Workshop) before being promoted as principal of the Metal Workshop at the "Frankfurter Kunstschule" (Frankfurt School of Arts) in 1926.
Dell’s influence was trend-setting and visible in many designs over the decades and he was particularly well known for his lamp designs. The KAISER idell series originally produced by the German lighting company Gebr. Kaiser & Co. was and still is a timeless design.
The story telling and iconic status of the KAISER idell lamp design makes it the perfect Christmas gift that will light up your Christmas in style. The KAISER idell is available to purchase from Fritz Hansen's Republic Stores and authorised Fritz Hansen dealers in Europe.
Congratulations to the winner! Marco Vrinssen in Germany won a Kaiser Idell Luxus lamp by Republic of Fritz Hansen.
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