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1960s Kalmar Tiered Chandelier With Distinctive Hourglass Shaped Peleguso Glass Features

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An elegant, MCM , two-tiered Kalmar chandelier with distinctive hourglass shaped peleguso glass features. Consisting of 24 elements of thick, hourglass shaped, hand blown frosted iced-glass suspended from a steel metal frame by a single chrome feature screw at the top of each one. A single glass being 17 cm tall, 9 cm wide, and approximately 1 cm thick. Light source: 6 x E14. DIMENSIONS: 60 x 50cm ( downrod approximately 75cm) DESIGNER/ ARTIST: J.T. Kalmar MANUFACTURER/ BRAND: Kalmar ESTIMATED PERIOD: 1950-1974 COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Austria After the turn of the century, Julius Theodor Kalmar, son of the original founder, studied under the renowned Austrian architect and designer Josef Hoffmann at the Vienna School of Applied Arts and the Birmingham School of Art and Design. Inspired by Josef Hoffmann and the arts and crafts movement of the era, Julius pushed the company in a new direction away from the eclectic style of the late 19th century. And in 1925 Kalmar designs began selling in Haus und Garten, an avant-garde shop for home furnishings founded by architects and designers Josef Frank and Oskar Wlach. The shop was to become a main venue of modern Austrian interior and lighting design. It has a trademark in the promotion of Viennese design abroad. Their purpose was the promotion of a high regard for material, form and function in the hand crafted as well as industrial production of fine art and applied arts. They sought modernity by combining classical tradition and contemporary innovation. During the 1960s and 70s, Kalmar became increasingly involved in the production of decorative glass objects. Initially designed for the retail market, the company’s mouth-blown and molded relief glass elements offered vast decorating possibilities in large or small areas. As a result, the demand for Kalmar installations grew steadily. The company became more widely known among international design and architecture professionals.
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