The history of adjustable lighting begins in 1919: in the town of Auma in
Thuringia, central Germany, engineer and entrepreneur Curt Fischer obtains
the world’s first ever patent for an adjustable electric lamp. A short time later,
he registers the Midgard trademark.
The snake in the logo is intended to symbolise the flexibility of his technically
groundbreaking and innovatively designed lamps. Their precise machine aesthetic
and ingenuity strikes a chord with the avant garde of architecture and product design:
when the Bauhaus moves into its new buildings in Dessau in 1926, Midgard lamps are
among the furnishings. The TYP 113 table lamp, for instance, can be found in
the houses of Walter Gropius and Josef Albers, as well as in the studios and
apartments of Bauhaus students. Midgard subsequently develops the
Modular lighting system on the basis of its TYP 113 and TYP 114 lamps. Into the
1950s, more pioneering models follow, including the spring-balanced lamp.
In 2020 a new, seminal design in collaboration with Diez Office is added to the
classic portfolio of table, floor, wall and ceiling lamps. AYNO is a radically
contemporary family of adjustable lamps made of recycled and recyclable
AYNO is the forward-thinking interpretation of the Midgard slogan “lighting
the way for modernism”. With its high standards of technology, design
innovation and material efficiency, this lighting family translates Midgard’s
DNA into the present: its design is intellectual, well thought through and
precise, yet also unobtrusive, timeless and compatible with a wide range of
different settings. Made of authentic, durable materials, the lamps are simple
to use and appeal to the play instinct.