Kandem Ceiling Light No. 777

Designer Marianne Brandt German
Designer Hin Bredendieck American, born Germany
Manufacturer Körting & Mathiesen AG (aka Kandem) Leipzig, Germany

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The metalsmith and photographer Marianne Brandt designed numerous household products that have become icons of modern design. As director of the Bauhaus metal workshop from 1928‒29, she facilitated a contract between the school and the lighting manufacturer Körting & Mathiesen, known as Kandem. In the following years, she and her students developed dozens of lamps for mass production, forming industrial materials into standardized, easy-to-replicate components. This pendant lamp incorporates a subtle design feature intended to yield a distinct lighting condition: the bottom of the glass shade is opaque, while the top is translucent, resulting in both diffuse and direct light.

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