CHRISTIAN DELL

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Christian Dell (1893-1974) was a German silversmith and designer. From 1922-25 he worked at the Bauhaus in Weimar as a forman of the metal workshop creating a highly innovative style of design. As an early industrial designer, Dell was a pioneer of plastic designs. He used bakelite and aminoplastic materials for his works from 1929. 

Beginning in 1926 Dell sketched lights at first for the New Frankfurt-project and then quite often for lamp factory Gebr. Kaiser and Co. The first catalogue of his lighting was launched in 1936 in which the table lamp model 6631 Luxus appeared for the first time. This lamp soon became the top selling model of the KAISER idell series and a symbol of noble Germanic design, with exquisite and precise engineering and materials.