The new version of the Mantis collection, Mantis BS8 is equipped with a new adjustability system. A praying mantis hovering in the air, a precious, graceful and intriguing floor lamp that becomes a luminous object. It was 1951 when the designer Bernard Schottlander created this large collection of lamps, also inspired by the dynamism of Alexander Calder's works of art. The details of its stature and manufacture immediately catch the eye, starting from the curved and elongated diffuser that recalls the head of the mantis up to the circular version of the base that supports the long-limbed central rod. The new method studied to move and position Mantis is by means of a knob: improved, optimized, without the counterweight system, Mantis therefore has a new design using a circle structure. Moving the knob along the round perimeter will adjust the inclination of the post. Once again a perfect game of balances through a very thin frame, black as the base and diffuser, made with a ductile and at the same time resistant material. Mantis was brilliantly designed with essential fulcrums for simple and immediate movement. Optimal light for reading and studying, for atmospheres in living rooms and dining rooms, for corners with armchairs and coffee tables, in both residential and hospitality sleeping areas. Like an acrobat in mid-air, Mantis expands in places, rises and becomes a poetic object that invites you to relax and dream. Made of aluminum and steel with a rotational mold, the German designer takes his cue and aims at the symmetrical and asymmetrical in opposition to each other, through the helical movement. A design product studied in every detail with strong inspirations.