Industrial designer Christian Dell (1893 – 1974) was born in Offenbach, Germany and was the son of a locksmith. Trained as a silversmith, he went to the royal drawing academy in Hanau and he studied art and crafts (at the Großherzoglich-Sächsische Kunstgewerbeschule). Between 1922 and 1925 he was the foreman of the Bauhaus metal workshop in Weimar. From 1923, Dell was increasingly involved in Bauhaus lighting projects. Since 1926 Dell started to design lamps for Rondella, Bunte & Remmler and Kaiser & Co.