Mantis BS8-L floor lamp is a member of the Mantis collection, designed by Bernard Schottlander in England in 1951 and relaunched by the French brand DCWéditions. The Mantis lamp is a combination of flexibility and balance – it captures the feeling of movement. Mantis BS8-L floor lamp comprises a thin, counterweighted metal leg that rotates 360 degrees and can be tilted and locked into four different angles. The lamp has a round base plate and an elegant metal shade that gives it a unique, soft expression.
Besides being a designer, Bernard Schottlander was also a sculptor and engineer. Influences from his versatile background can be seen in the counterbalanced structure, precisely bend thin metal bars and sculptural lampshades of the Mantis collection. The lamp's thin lines have an almost insect-like delicacy and lightness – hence its name, mantis.