Hustadt-Leuchten Chrome Chandelier
Materials: Chromed metal (iron) tubes and rods. Chrome globe in the middle. Chromed brass parts. Metal and porcelain sockets.
Height: 55 cm / 21.65”
Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”
Electricity: 6 bulbs E27, 6 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. For this setup white opal globe bulbs were used.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Klaus Hempel – attributed.
Manufacturer: Hustadt-Leuchten, Neheim-Hüsten (Arnsberg), Germany.
Other versions: This Hustadt-Leuchten chrome chandelier was probably made in several sizes. Below the same chandelier with silver cupped light bulbs.
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 lamps. You can find a few lamps on this website. Hustadt-Leuchten received several design awards, all for lamps designed by Klaus Hempel.
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.
Hustadt is also a small German town that was build in the late 1960s as a model neighbourhood according to the general urban standards, to fulfil 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.