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Mantis BS5 Adjustable Standard Wall, Black with Black Stem, Thumbswitch, E14, IP20

Mantis BS5 Adjustable Standard Wall, Black with Black Stem, Thumbswitch, E14, IP20

Regular price £403.20 GBP
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What’s so special about this light …

Iconic family of lights, gracing homes all around the world - from its origins in Paris, to New York, to London and beyond. Mantis is instantly recognised for its voluminous, curvaceous shade that emanates a beautiful, wide beam of useful light. The hardware is incredibly minimal and makes the shade float, as if lifted by light and air alone. Functionality and balance at its core, the light is also flexible - you can move the arm around as well as the shade. Convenient thumbswitch on the base for turning the light on and off easily without faffing with a wall switch. 

E14 Lamping - Not Included, Hardwired, On/Off via Thumbswitch. 

From the manufacturers:

As admirer of Alexander Calder, in 1951 Schottlander created the MANTIS series of lamps. Movement is intrinsic to all of Schottlander’s work : an artist, an engineer and in no small measure a handyman, he devised a clever system of counterweights combined with a series of strong and flexible metal bars. The shade also is unique of its kind.
Like an acrobat suspended in midair, it is made from aluminium using spinning and chasing techniques that are a part of the metalworker’s inventory of skills, but to which he has brought his sculptor’s eye to create a helical movement.

Worth Noting

  • Thumbswitch On/Off on the Base
  • The shade and stem are adjustable
  • The arm is not telescopic
  • The joint that fixes to the shade is aluminium
  • E14 lamping
  • Bulb not included
  • Dimmable if using a wall switch
  • Hardwired


  • Shade: 220 mm W
  • 450 mm L x 205 H
  • Base: 95 mm ø x 21 W


  • 1 kg

IP Rating

  • IP20


  • Bulb
  • E14 x1
  • 11W
  • 220/240v
  • On/Off via Thumbswitch
  • Bulb not included


  • Black Steel Shade with White Interior
  • Black Stem and Canopy
  • Aluminium Neck Joint


  • On/Off via Thumbswitch
  • Dimmable via Triac Dim
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