The Christian Dell Story
A studied silversmith and pioneer, German designer Christian Dell worked as a metal shop foreman at the Bauhaus in Weimar from 1922-25. He later sketched his most famous lamp collection, the KAISER idell series, for the established lamp factory Gebr. Kaiser & Co. After World War II, Dell manufactured and sold silver goods from his jeweler’s shop in Wiesbaden and later passed away in 1974. Dell’s use of materials, innovative shapes and his eye for detail are still considered symbols of exemplary Germanic design.