Kalmar J.T. Austrian Designer Pair of Ice Glass Wall Sconces


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Iconic pair of wall sconces designed in "Brutalist" style by Julius Theodore Kalmar and produced by Kalmar for the Soria collection between 1960 and 1964, for this series the company preferred to use Murano glass; each sconce consists of a nickel-plated metal frame in the shape of an open box, in the front, there are lamp holders for two light points and an attachment on which the glass structure is easily hooked and can be removed for cleaning, while the one that rests on the wall contains the electrical wires; These spectacular sconces are characterized by the icicle-like glass components (ice glass) that look incredibly similar to a real ice sculpture; when lit and flooded with light, they cast beautiful shadows on the surrounding walls, creating a cozy warmth in the room despite their icy appearance, they play with natural (sun) light even when turned off. Founded by Julius August Kalmar in 1881 in Vienna, Kalmar originally produced handcrafted objects with cast bronze. Over the years, they partnered with acclaimed architects and designers, eventually presenting their custom-made wares at major exhibitions such as the 1888 Vienna Trade Exposition, 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, the 1901 Export Exposition Scandinavia, and the 1906 Austrian Exhibition in London. Entering the 20th century, Kalmar began crafting customized fixtures with top-tier architects and designers for some of the largest luxury projects in the world, a path they continue on today. Notable projects include Makkah Clock Royal Tower, W Doha Hotel, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, The Langham Chicago, Park Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo, The Royal Terminal in Saudi Arabia, The Great Hall of the People in Beijing, The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, and The Kremlin Palace in Moscow. KALMAR’s lighting concepts range from Classic chandeliers to contemporary decorative luminaires and functional lighting solutions such as crystal chandeliers, ceiling fixtures, pendant fixtures, floor lamps, wall brackets, table lamps, or lighting systems. The electrical system is of the era with European wiring and therefore to be overhauled or replaced. Measures width cm.16, depth cm.10, height cm.25.

Current list price: €1.200,00

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Place of origin:
Mid-Century Modern
Dimensions (cm):
25H x 16W x 10D
Dimensions (inch):
9,84H x 6,30W x 3,94D
Creator / Artist:
Julius Theodore Kalmar
Brass, Murano Glass
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The electrical system is of the era with European wiring and therefore to be overhauled or replaced.
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