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J.T. Kalmar 1 of 3 Large 1950s Austrian Brass & Textured Glass Wall Light Sconce

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One of a set of three large elegant vintage midcentury Austrian made wall lights, lamps or sconces by J.T. Kalmar circa 1955-1965. Featuring wonderful large curved sheet of textured / structured glass (similar to the type of clear glass seen on Rupert Nikoll lighting of that period) mounted on a solid cast polished brass flushmount / backplate by two solid brass screws. Stunning, warm light when illuminated and we particularly love the large scale of this wall lamp. Each light requires a single E14 (E15 for US customers) screw-fit lightbulbs 40 watts max. (LED bulbs can also be used for energy saving or to achieve a brighter amount of light).

Details

  • Creator
    Kalmar Lighting (Manufacturer),J.T. Kalmar (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.86 in. (22.5 cm)Width: 4.34 in. (11 cm)Depth: 3.35 in. (8.5 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Brass,Glass,Metal,Molded,Polished
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950-1959
  • Condition
    Refinished. Rewired: Rewired for 220 volts (EU). May also be compatible with 110 volts (US). You must check with a qualified electrician in your country, prior to ordering, to make sure that this will comply with your country's building regulation/safety codes & laws. Wear consistent with age and use. Brass screws have been re-polished.
  • Seller Location
    Landau an der Isar, DE
  • Reference Number
    Seller: JTKALMARCURVEDSCONCE50s1stDibs: LU1835316585211

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    to United States 0, arrives in 6-8 days.
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    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Landau an der Isar, Germany
  • Return Policy

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

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About the Manufacturer

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.
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