Kinkeldey Hexagonal Glass Wall Lamp
Materials: Rectangular chromed metal frame. Metal parts, rods and ornamental nuts. 7 multifaceted hexagonal cut crystal glass discs. 2 metal E14 sockets.
Height: 25 cm / 9.84”
Width: 22 cm / 8.66”
Glass Discs: 8 x 8 cm / 3.14 x 3.14”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E14, 2 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 – attributed.
Other versions: This Kinkeldey hexagonal glass wall lamp exists in several sizes. Also chandeliers, flush mounts and even mirrors with this type of cut crystal glass were made.
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.
Very similar lamps were made by the German company OTT International. Also Massive from Belgium had comparable lamps in their product range.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Kinkeldey on the iF Design Award website
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Many Thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.