Kinkeldey Faceted Crystal Glass Chandelier – Royal Kristall
Materials: Gold plated brass frame. Brass rod & canopy. 54 multifaceted cut crystals. Brass E27 socket.
Rod Length: 60 cm / 23.62”
Height: 28 cm / 11.02”
Width: ∅ 44 cm / 17.32”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 6 bulbs E14, 6 x 40 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 – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: A. H. Kinkeldey – Kinkeldey-Leuchten GmbH & Co. KG, Bad Pyrmont, Germany.
Other versions: This Kinkeldey faceted crystal glass chandelier exists in several sizes. Also wall lamps with this type of cut crystal glass were made. Made for many years. This chandelier was produced in the 70s. This chandelier is named Royal Kristall.
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.