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Kinkeldey on the iF Design Award website
Wire lamp by Verner Panton on his website
Wire floor lamp – Verpan website
Kinkeldey Chrome Wire Floor Lamp
Materials: Round conical chromed metal (iron) wire frame base. Chrome rod & ornamental adjustment screw. Some metal parts. Aluminium reflector. Round fabric lampshade. 3 pull cord switches. 4 E27 sockets.
Height: 153 – 185 cm / 60.23 – 72.83” – adjustable
Width: ∅ 60 cm / 23.62”
Base: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”
Electricity: 4 bulbs E27, 4 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt. Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: A. H. Kinkeldey – Kinkeldey-Leuchten GmbH & Co. KG, Bad Pyrmont, Germany.
Other versions: This Kinkeldey chrome wire floor lamp exists in chrome and brass. Also a table lamp exists. It was produced with several different lampshades. It has 3 pull cord switches and a floor switch.
This floor lamp is often attributed to Verner Panton. But those are false assumptions. Verner Panton designed a wire floor lamp in 1972, but it is completely different and it has a globe on top. This Kinkeldey chrome wire floor lamp is also sold with a fabric lampshade in the Verner Panton Mira X pattern style. Hence the confusion.
This lamp has more similarities with the Harvey Guzzini Moana lamp designed by Luigi Massoni in 1967. It has an almost similar base. you can find it over here.
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.
Many thanks to Frank from nullviernull raum+kommunikation for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm. You can find his shop over here on Ebay.