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Ayno is the first Midgard Lamp designed since the 1950s. With it the industrial designer Stefan Diez is testing the boundaries between originality and status quo of adjustable lighting. The collaboration between Midgard and Stefan Diez is a testament to Midgard’s spirit of invention. Radically reduced to the essentials, Ayno meets all requirements of design, technology and sustainability. It was awarded the Germany Sustainability Award in 2021.
The central feature of the Ayno lighting family is a fibreglass rod, which is stretched to the bow by the luminaire cable. The inherent tension of the rod allows a lamp without any joints. By sliding the two adjustment rings at top and bottom, the fibreglass rod is bent into the desired position and the light is directed where needed. the cable tightens the rod into an arc, of which the radius can be varied as required using the adjustment rings.The final adjustment is done with the swivelling lampshade.
- Stefan Diez, Germany c.2020
- Made in Germany
- Black steel and fiberglass stem, steel base, black ABS plastic shade. Fabric covered cord. All steel and ABS plastic used in production is recycled and recyclable. Sourced locally in Germany.
- Base Diameter 7.1"
- Fully Extended Height 53"
- Fully Arced 29" Height / 25" Length
- Shade 4.25" Height / 4.75" Diameter
- Weight 1.9lbs
- Cord Black Textile, 60"
- Light Source Replaceable 7w, 3,000k dimmable LED, 130lumens per watt, RA90+
- UL Certified
Growing up in a household of 4th-generation carpenters, Stefan Diez’s early bond with craftsmanship has profoundly shaped his development as an industrial designer. Following his family tradition by training as a cabinetmaker, he went on to study industrial design under Richard Sapper at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart. After returning to Munich to work with Konstantin Grcic, he founded his own studio in 2002.
Together with his team, Stefan Diez has been exploring a broad spectrum of design, creating award-winning furniture, tableware and accessories, in collaboration with internationally renowned manufacturers like e15, emu, Hay, Magis, Rosenthal, Thonet, Vibia, Wagner and Wilkhahn.
Midgard was founded in Germany in 1919 by the engineer Curt Fischer and is still manufacturing lights in Germany today. Midgard constructed the first articulated "steering lamps" - a major innovation at the beginning of the 20th century and why Curt Fischer is considered the inventor of tract lighting.
Fischer supplied Midgard lamps to the original Bauhaus school where they could be found at the desks of Gropius, Wagenfeld, Brandt, Stoelzl as well as in the Bauhaus apartments.