Hustadt-Leuchten Crystal Glass Pendant Light
Materials: Dark red crystal glass. The inside is white (incamiciato). Chromed metal parts (iron). Metal and porcelain socket.
Cord Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’
Height: 30 cm / 11.81”
Width: 34 cm / 13.38”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. but preferably a white/opaque bulb. Clear bulbs creates stripes on the glass and therefor also on the walls.
Period: 1960s – 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Hustadt-Leuchten, Arnsberg, Germany.
Other versions: Made in several colours.
Hustadt-Leuchten was founded in September 1962 as Walter Hustadt GmbH & Co. KG Leuchten. Not much is know about it. The company officially ended business in may 2014. It went bankrupt some 5 years before.
Hustadt-Leuchten always produced high quality lights. You can find a few lamps on this website. Hustadt-Leuchten received several design awards. One of the most well known designers for Hustadt-Leuchten was Klaus Hempel, who also designed lamps for the famous Gebr. Kaiser & Co. Leuchten, company, also from Germany.
The company produced beautiful lamps in high quality and the best materials. The glass for this lamp is probably made by Peill & Putzler, another German light factory that made glass for many other companies.
Some sources say that it is made by AV Mazzega from the Murano island in Italy. If so, they are designed by Carlo Nason, who designed all the lights in that period. Anyway, these lights have the Carlo Nason look. They are all hand blown and therefor all a little bit different and unique.
Incamiciato: overlay lattimo glass (= milky looking glass) with a layer of transparent coloured glass. The technique was invented in Murano, Italy, hence the Italian name.
Red glass is the most expensive to make, the colour can only be made by the use of gold.
Hustadt is also a small German town that was build in the late 1960s as a model neighborhood according to the general urban standards, to fulfill the requirements for approximately 6000 inhabitants. The town is build on the edge of the city of Bochum. It’s surrounded by woods and fields on the one side, and offshoots of the enormous campus of the Ruhr University, as well as other housing areas on the other side.
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