2013 Collection by Kalmar Werkstätten

2013 Collection by Kalmar Werkstätten

Collaborating with a choice group of emerging and established talent, Viennese lighting brand Kalmar Werkstätten has released five new lighting fixtures whose designs are chosen from the Kalmar archive and adapted for today's residential and commercial interiors. 

Billy BL Floor Lamp_yellow

Kalmar have launched five new designs for 2013 based on drawings found in the Kalmar archives.

Perfect for both domestic and contract environments, the industrial-inspired Billy floor and table lamp series comprises three matt-lacquer metal pieces attached to a hardwood stem finished in a protective clear lacquer. The wall version features a fabricated metal shade and mounting disc coated in a matt-lacquer finish. It can be used as for both up lighting and down lighting.


Hase BL Floor Lamp

Crafted from bent tubular brass, the freestanding Hase floor lamp by J.T. Kalmar has a dynamic yet delicate posture. A strip of leather wraps around the brass stem to serve as a tactile grip.

Admont 6 Pendant Lamp_rosewood_view 2

J.T. Kalmar conceived this impressive Wiener Werkbund design in 1930. Fitted with six arms and six incandescent lamps, Admont is an elegant and organic and sculptural piece that’s perfect for hanging over a dining table. The oiled rosewood, wenge, or oak frame branches into individual lamp holders, which are protected by natural silk shades. Admont features a black cord that distinguishes the Kalmar Werkstätten brand The metal components are available in blackened bronze or matt black lacquer.

Dornstab_oak and polished brass

This freestanding luminaire from 1947 exemplifies the Wiener Werkbund criteria. By threading the saber-shaped stand through the lamp shade, designers J.T. Kalmar and A. Pöll successfully married form with function. The elegant stand allows the lamp shade to be positioned at three different, reader- friendly heights. The hardwood stand and handle are available in satin matt red, black lacquer or a natural oiled finish. All of the lamp’s metal parts can be finished in black bronze, polished nickel, or matt black lacquer.

Fliegenbein BL Floor Lamp

Finally, the Fliegenbein floor lamp takes its name from its base, which resembles the legs of a housefly. Two bent metal tubes merge into a single shaft and a natural pleated silk shade is suspended near the top of the dark, matte-finished column. The design features Kalmar Werkstätten's signature wheat-colored electrical cord, which merges seamlessly into one of Fliegenbein’s legs.

For more information call +43 1 40 90 880 or visit www.kalmarlighting.com 

About the manufacturer: Kalmar Werkstätten celebrates the historic lighting manufacture Kalmar. Since the project's launch in 2009, Kalmar Werkstätten has issued designs based on drawings found in the Kalmar archives and selected for today's residential and commercial interiors. Specifically these lamps, chandeliers, and sconces spotlight the Secession and Wiener Werkstätten movements in which the company was intimately involved, thanks to the working relationships second-generation owner Julius Theodor Kalmar had established with the great talents including Josef Hoffmann and Adolf Loos. They rediscover Austrian modernism's directness of form, craftsmanship, and dedication to time-honored materials to become contemporary heirlooms in their own right.

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