The Kaiser idell Wall Lamp a industrial aesthetic that seamlessly blends form and function – Fritz Hansen


Introducing the KAISER idell™ Wall Lamp, a premium lighting design with an industrial aesthetic that seamlessly blends form and function.



Not merely a source of illumination, the KAISER idell series, designed by Christian Dell, stands as a tangible testament to the enduring appeal of sleek lines, geometric forms and functional simplicity. Its design seamlessly integrates utility and elegance, showcasing Fritz Hansen’s commitment to merging craftsmanship with modern technology. The new KAISER idell Wall Lamp now expands Christian Dell’s iconic designs.

Adjustable to lighting requirements, the space-saving lamp’s articulated arm extends into a room to deliver focused yet intimate and variable light where needed most. Equally suited to open spaces as it is in a room where space is at a premium, the lamp serves as both a reading light and an accent piece, serving the diverse needs of modern living spaces in commercial environments and private homes.



Extending up to 105 cm in length and available in three colour options – black or white with chrome fittings, or matte black with brass fittings – it caters to different style preferences and interior design schemes while retaining the timelessness inherent in its Bauhaus-inspired aesthetics.

“With multiple points of adjustment, the moveable arm of the KAISER idell Wall Lamp brings added functionality to Christian Dell’s versatile series. At the same time the lamp retains all the hallmarks of great craftsmanship, with considered details that are both functional and beautiful,” says Fritz Hansen’s Creative Design Director, Marie-Louise Høstbo.


Christian Dell was born in Offenbach am Main in Hesse. He completed the silver forging studies at the academy in 1911 and from 1912-13 he studied at the Saxon college of arts and crafts in Weimar. From 1922 to 1925 he worked as a foreman of the metal workshop at the Bauhaus in Weimar where he was the man behind a highly innovative and pioneering style of design.

Beginning in 1926 Christian Dell sketched lamps, usually for the lamp factory Gebr. Kaiser & Co in Neheim Hüsten. The first catalogue was launched in 1936 in which the table lamp model 6631 Luxus appeared for the first time. This lamp soon became the undisputed top model of the KAISER idell™-series – then, as well as today, the symbol of noble Germanic design, exquisite choice of materials and precise engineering. As an early industrial designer and pioneer of plastic design, he used bakelite and aminoplastics as materials in 1929-30.

After World War II, Christian Dell manufactured silver goods and opened a jeweller´s shop in Wiesbaden in 1948, which he operated until 1955. He died in Wiesbaden in 1974. The term “idell” is a reference to the word idea and his last name, Dell. “Kaiser” is a reference to the original manufacturer – KAISER idell.