Fridtjof Schliephacke was a professor at the State University of Fine Arts in Berlin and a freelance architect and designer. He was a student of Eduard Ludwig and was in close friendship with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. He worked as the secretary of Anton Lorenz and in 1959 took part in a tender for the furnishing of a student residence at Teufelssee in Berlin. The winning design for the luminaires became his “Berlin frying pan”, a sculptural, multi-adjustable floor lamp that from then on adorned each of the student apartments. The lamp was manufactured in small series in a metal factory in Berlin Neukölln. Our copy dates from the 1970s and shows slight age patina.
FLOOR LAMP - FRIDTJOF SCHLIEPHACKE - NOACK - GERMANY - 1959
Design 1959, Production around 1970
H 200 cm, B 110 cm, T 30 cm
Aluminum silver anodized, cast iron deep dark gray, 1 fire point E 27
good original condition
few traces of usage