1960s Bakalowits Miracle Chandelier
Materials: Brass rings globe in the middle. Many round clear crystal glass rods, pointing in every direction, sputnik, sunburst style. Brass rod and conical brass canopy. Brass E27 socket.
Rod: 80 cm / 31.49”
Height: 35 cm / 13.77”
Width: ∅ 65 cm / 25.59”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 300 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 screw base can be used. But a Halogen bulb of 300 watt is recommended.
Period: 1960s – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: To be determined.
Manufacturer: Bakalowits & Sohne. Today Bakalowits Licht Design GmbH, Gumpendorfer Straße 32, 1060 Vienna, Austria.
Other versions: This 1960s Bakalowits Miracle chandelier is made in several versions. Made in 30, 55, 65, 100 and 140 cm (11.81, 21.65, 25.59, 39.37, 55.11”). It exists in chrome and was also made with a chain. Also a floor lamp was made, it is model 3317/BDL. The wall lamp is model 3317/W1.
This lamp is in production since 1964 and is still available today. It is always named Miracle, but this lamp is model 3317, no name is specified in the 1960s catalogue, also not today. And, in fact, it is not a chandelier, but a pendant lamp. Chandeliers have several light bulbs, pendant lamps only have one.
The Bakalowits company was founded in 1845 by Elias Bakalowits and they create stunning lights. Bakalowits is responsible for the biggest chandelier ever built. They did it for the parliament building in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, today Serbia.
The company has remained family owned since 1845 and is managed in fifth generation by CEO KR Prof. Friedl Bakalowits.