Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 17

Two Kalmar 'Tulipan' Chandeliers Pendant Lights, Glass Brass, 1970

$3,990

About

Currently only one light is available. One of two fantastic light fixtures model Tulipan by J.T. Kalmar, Vienna, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). The name Tulipan derives from the tulip shaped hand blown bubble glasses. Each glass is handmade and therefore a unique piece. In total there are 41 glasses which are mounted with brass screws on a white enameled metal frame. The height of the body only is 11.4 inch / 29 cm. The current overall drop is ca. 20 inch / 50 cm but we offer a customizing of the stem chain to any length for free of charge. The lamp has ten sockets for small screw base LEDs or bulbs E14 (max. 40W per bulb). Light bulbs are not included. It is possible to install this fixture in all countries (US, UK, Europe, Asia, Canada,) although it may be necessary to purchase different light bulbs suitable to local electricity. It also can be used with a dimmer. The lamp is refurbished and professionally cleaned. It is in excellent condition and ready to use. The light is labeled and documented in the Kalmar catalogue from the 1970s. The price is per fixture. They will be sold individually or as pair. Kalmar had a cooperation with several Italian glass makers located in Murano (e.g. Mazzega, Venini) and got the glasses from there. Several other European companies like Orrefors (Sweden), Limburg and Hillebrand from Germany, and Arredoluce, Silnovo, Fontana Arte from Italy used hand blown or textured glass for their lamps in 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $199 Express Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 7-8 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Nestelbach im Ilztal, Austria
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Maker

Kalmar Lighting

In 1881, Julius August Kalmar founded Kalmar, a Viennese company that produced handcrafted objects of cast bronze. Kalmar developed a fine reputation and exhibited internationally often, but it was Kalmar’s son, Julius Theodor Kalmar, who took over in 1913 and made the company shine with its modernist lighting.Having studied at the Birmingham School of Art and Design and under the Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann at the Vienna School of Applied Arts, Julius was deeply inspired by the shift to modernity taking place in Europe and sought to work with the leading architects and designers of his time, including Austrian Werkbund architects Josef Frank and Oskar Wlach as well as Ernst Plischke, Clemens Holzmeister and Oswald Haerdtl. Similar to the Wiener Werkstätte cooperative cofounded by Hoffmann that prized materials, form and function, Kalmar viewed his company’s lighting fixtures as “quite humble things” meant to “fit in and serve their purpose of functionally illuminating spaces without glare.”In 1925, Kalmar began selling in Haus und Garten, the forward-looking decor shop founded by Frank and Wlach. By 1931, a close partnership with the Austrian Werkbund association of architects, artists and craftsmen allowed the company to realize its vision of early 20th-century modernity — a distinctly Viennese pairing of traditional workmanship with contemporary technology. These collaborations included chandeliers and other fixtures using traditional materials such as glass, bronze and brass while focusing on function over ornamentation. As the company grew, so too did the scope of its projects, and soon Kalmar was installing extravagant chandeliers for the Vienna Opera, the Burgtheater, Vienna stock exchange and other sites.Under the guidance of Rudolf Calice, Julius Theodor Kalmar’s son-in-law, the 1960s saw Kalmar’s popularity grow, thanks in part to the success of more decorative pieces like the ice-glass fixtures created with Austrian sculptor Karl Gruber. Thomas Calice, the great-grandson of Kalmar’s founder, led the company in the 1990s and its expansion to international lighting projects while shifting away from serial production. In 2009, Thomas’s son August Chalice established Kalmar Werkstätten to produce fixtures that reference the Kalmar archives but also feature updates on the iconic designs. Kalmar continues to produce bespoke fixtures while also working on custom lighting projects around the world, from cruise ships to the Burj Khalifa.On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage Kalmar lighting that includes wall lights, floor lamps and other fixtures.
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Austria, Austria
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2014
1stDibs seller since 2014
866 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

1960s Austria Kalmar 'Tulipan' Chandelier Pendant Light Blown Glass
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Stunning large 'Tulipan' flush mount chandelier designed by J.T. Kalmar. The lamp is made of seventy white onion shaped blown glass balls hanging down on chains attached to a white m...
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Nickel

Kalmar Two Tier Crystal Chandelier, Vienna, Austria, 1970
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Bronx, NY
Kalmar chandelier, Vienna, Austria, 1970. Citrus was a design line Kalmar produced in the 1970s each glass is a thick heavy clear glass with a blend in of smokey glass Desirable tw...
Category

20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Kalmar Chandelier, Austria, 1970
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Bronx, NY
Kalmar chandelier, Vienna Austria, 1970. Chrome frame with three thick large ice looking glass elements with a European centre socket. Glass is in excellent condition high quality Ka...
Category

20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass

Kalmar Tulipan Chandelier, 1970, Austria
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Bronx, NY
Large Kalmar chandelier that consist of numerous blown glass elements which are highly saturated with tiny air bubbles that gives the glass a white look, each element is resting on a...
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Colorful Ultra Swanky Kalmar Ice Glass Chandelier, Austria, 1970
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Bronx, NY
Ultra swanky Kalmar chandelier, Vienna, Austria, 1970. Metal frame with numerous frosted thick ice looking glass elements that has blue and yellow tint to them, This is by far the m...
Category

20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Kalmar Glass Lantern, Austria, 1970
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Bronx, NY
Kalmar lantern, Vienna, Austria, 1970. Chrome frame with three thick large ice looking glass elements with an Edison centre socket. Glass is in excellent condition high quality Kal...
Category

20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass

Large Tulipan Glass Flush Mount or Chandelier by Kalmar, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, DE
Wonderful onion-shaped -Tulipan glass chandelier or flush mount. A large number of hand-blown glasses suspended on a white painted metal frame and brass center rod. Best of design f...
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

Materials

Brass

Austrian Midcentury Ice-Glass Chandelier by Kalmar, Model "Sierra", 1970s
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Lovely Austrian midcentury "Kalmar" Chandelier, model "Sierra". This fixture was made during the 1970s in Austria by Kalmar. This chandelier is composed by 4 units of Ice-Glass bloc...
Category

Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery