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Rolf Krüger Table Lamps

German, b. 1939

Known for his sleek, award-winning Space Age lighting, Rolf Krüger was an influential and important contributor to the advancement of German mid-century modern furniture design during the 1960s and 1970s.

Born in Hamburg in 1939, Krüger grew up in the maritime city of Husum, located near the German-Danish border. In 1959, he studied free and applied arts at the Heinrich Zernack School in Berlin before attending the Meisterschule für das Kunsthandwerk (now the Universität der Künste Berlin) from 1960 to 1964. There, he studied product design, painting, photography and commercial graphics and graduated with a diploma in design.

From 1964 to 1982, Krüger worked for several German lighting and furniture design firms, creating metal, glass and concrete products. For manufacturer Staff Leuchten, he designed bubble glass pendants (created with Japanese lighting designer Motoko Ishii), tube decorative wall lamps and the iconic Cross Oyster flush mount ceiling light, which was displayed in the exhibition stand of Mercedes-Benz at the 1970 Geneva International Motor Show. In 1968, Krüger collaborated with German industrial designer Dieter Witte to create a large wall panel version of the Cross Oyster light for Staff Leuchten.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Krüger worked with lighting manufacturer Heinz Neuhaus Leuchten to create several popular pieces like his cubic wall lights and brass tubular desk lamps. For furniture maker Paul Neuhaus Leuchten, Krüger designed his elegant, modernist double wall sconces. 

Throughout his design career, Krüger has received more than 30 awards, including multiple iF Design awards. His lighting pieces are in the collections of the Landesmuseen Schleswig-Holstein, the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, the Design Museum in Munich and the Kunstgewerbemuseum of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

On 1stDibs, discover a range of vintage Rolf Krüger lighting.

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Creator: Rolf Krüger
Brass Tubular Pair of Desk Lamps by Rolf Krüger for Heinz Neuhaus, 1960s Germany
By Rolf Krüger, Heinz Neuhaus Leuchten
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Brass tubular pair of desk lamps by Rolf Krüger for Heinz Neuhaus, 1960s Germany Minimal and very high quality design Fully functional. These lamps made of brass. Original ...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rolf Krüger Table Lamps

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Brass

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Rolf Krüger table lamps for sale on 1stDibs.

Rolf Krüger table lamps are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Rolf Krüger table lamps, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original table lamps by Rolf Krüger were created in the mid-century modern style in germany during the 1960s. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider table lamps by Rosenthal, Wilhelm Wagenfeld, and Doria Leuchten Germany. Prices for Rolf Krüger table lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,402 and can go as high as $1,402, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,402.

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