In the field of lighting there are designers and manufacturers that we appreciate particularly, whether the iconic Achille Castiglioni, the new master Michael Anastassiades, the inevitable Svenskt Tenn or the emerging Workstead. Despite their different origins and periods, all have in common elements as the timeless design, attention to detail and the fact that they shape lamps into unique pieces. Kalmar Werkstätten is another example of this way of looking at lighting, being one of our greatest references and a classic in Austria since long time.
Being a modernist extension of the brand founded in 1881 by Julius August Kalmar, Kalmar Werkstätten has been revealing since 2009 new creations and reeditions of the Kalmar archives, inspired by the Austrian Werkbund. Crossing the mastery of its craftsmen with the creation of lighting with essential lines produced with the best materials, Kalmar Werkstätten found the perfect balance between elegance, simplicity and accuracy, instilling a warm and humanistic sense to the most rigorous minimalism.
Complementing harmoniously the spaces where they live, the Austrian brand lamps are far from passing unnoticed due to its perfect finish, delicacy of details and focus on the more tactile aspect of design. Under creative direction of the Canadian designer Garth Roberts, Kalmar Werkstätten presents an eclectic collection full of classics of the future, pieces to be lived and passed from generation to generation. The Fliegenbein, Hase and Kilo floor and table lamps, all designed by the son of the Kalmar founder, are the models we love the most for its timeless beauty, brilliant use of materials (we love the leather handle in the Hase model and the marble base in the Limited edition of Kilo) and quality.
“Kalmar Werkstätten believes that producing great design demands flawless execution. Our company is founded on Austria's rich craftsmanship tradition and, in collaboration with today's noteworthy designers, we propel it into the future. Imagination, skill, and quality infuse every step of our work.”