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Kandem Bundeswehr Desk Lamp Circa 1950s

Product code #OA2709

- Worldwide shipping
- All prices inc VAT
- Articulated arm and shade
- Original On/Off switch on the base
- Original black paint
- Made under the brand name Kandem
- Marked "Bundeswehr"
- Produced by Korting & Mathiesen, Leipzig
- German ~ 1950s
- 49cm tall x 25cm wide x 23cm deep


German lamp manufacturer Kandem was founded in Leipzig in 1889. From its establishment in 1919 Kandem was always closely connected with the Bauhaus school, purchasing and manufacturing many of the students’ designs. Through that connection they encountered student and designer Marianne Brandt. Brandt designed many household items including what was to become a modern classic - The Kandem Desk Light. Although the Kandem- Bauhaus relationship ended in 1933 when the school was closed, production of the lamps continued and the designs are now widely considered to be benchmarks in design history.

Condition Report

Fully re wired with modern electrical components, the finish of the lamp is original and will show some signs of minor cosmetic wear.

As with all of our products this product is an original piece and has lived a life before it arrived at Otto's HQ. It has been sympathetically restored by the Otto's team to ensure it has a life for many more years to come. All of our products will show signs of patina and cosmetic wear, this we believe is what gives our products their unique charm. If you have any further questions regarding the condition of this product or any others please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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