KAISER idellâ„¢ 6631 Luxus Table Lamp

Christian Dell, 1936


Kaiser idell is an original Bauhaus design. The series is based on a world-patented swivel joint and the characteristic dome embossed with "ORIGINAL KAISER-idell." Beginning in 1926, designer Christian Dell sketched lights, often for the lamp factory Gebruder Kaiser & Co. The first catalogue was launched in 1936, where the table lamp 6631 Luxus appeared for the first time. This lamp soon became the undisputed top model of the KAISER idell™ series – a symbol of noble Germanic design, with an exquisite choice of materials and precise engineering.

Christian Dell was a German silversmith and designer. From 1922-1925, he worked as foreman of the metal workshop at the Bauhaus in Weimar where he was the man behind a highly innovative and pioneering style of design. The Bauhaus occupies a place of its own in the history of the 20th century culture; architecture, design, art, and new media. As one of the first colleges of design, it brought together a number of the most outstanding contemporary architects and artists.

The term “idell” is a reference to the word idea and the designer's last name, Dell. “Kaiser” is a reference to the original manufacturer – Gebruder Kaiser & Co.