Kinkeldey Asymmetrical Faceted Crystal Glass Chandelier
Materials: Chromed metal, iron and brass. 67 multi-faceted asymmetrical crystal glass parts. 10 Bakelite sockets.
Rod Length: 65 cm / 25.59”
Height: 55 cm / 21.65”
Width: ∅ 48 cm / 18.89”
Electricity: 9 bulbs E14, 7 x 40 watt maximum, 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt. Any type of light bulb can be used, but a clear bulb is preferred for clear crystal glass.
Period: 1960s, 1970s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: A. H. Kinkeldey – Kinkeldey-Leuchten GmbH & Co. KG, Bad Pyrmont, Germany.
Other versions: This Kinkeldey asymmetrical faceted crystal glass chandelier exists in several sizes. Also wall lamps with this type of glass were made. These chandeliers are labelled on top.
Kinkeldey-Leuchten was located in Bad Pyrmont in between Hannover and Bielefeld in Germany. Bad Pyrmont is a city with some 19.000 inhabitants and is a popular spa resort.
Not much is known about Kinkeldey, they don’t have a website and it’s unclear if the company still exists, ended business or has changed address.
The Kinkeldey family would have its origin in the Austrian German border, an area well known for the production of crystal glass.
There are three other companies with the same name: Lichtsysteme Dr. Kinkeldey GmbH in Lemgo, 30 Km (18.6 miles) away from Bad Pyrmont and Kinkeldey Licht Dr. Schütze e.K. in Villingen, 566 Km (351.7 miles) away near the Swiss border. Kinkeldey GmbH in Lemgo has ended business in 2007.
The third company is Kinkeldey – Licht GmbH in Stuttgart, some 100 Km (62 miles) from Villingen and was founded in 2009.
None of these companies have a website.
Kinkeldey received 8 iF Design Awards for its designs. In 1969 the company received an award for a similar chandelier.