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Opaline Pendant Lights By Marianne Brandt For Schwintzer & Gräff

Product code #OA1795

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- Opaline glass globes
- Conical brass galleries
- Takes E27 fitting bulbs
- Comes with 100cm of brass chain and cable
- Comes with ceiling rose
- Designed by Marianne Brandt
- Produced by Schwintzer & Gräff, Berlin
- 25cm wide x 50cm tall
- German ~ Late 1920s

Schwintzer & Gräff

When the Schwintzer & Gräff company launched the first industrially manufactured examples of the famous WG 24 table lamp by Wilhelm Wagenfeld on behalf of the Bauhaus in 1928, the company could already look back on 64 years of history.

The company's beginnings are humble. After his master craftsman's examination as a tinsmith, Carl Eduard August Schwintzer (1836-1911) founded the Schwintzer & Gräff company together with Wilhelm Gräff in 1864 in a residential building at Stallschreiberstrasse 47 (Berlin-Kreuzberg). This is a plot of land that has two inner courtyards and connects to Sebastianstrasse 18, which then becomes the company's headquarters around 1871/1872.

In the spring of 1927, a production contract was signed with Schwintzer & Gräff (Berlin). Schwintzer & Gräff took over the serial production of existing lamp models from the Bauhaus. In 1928, 53 Bauhaus lamp models were produced. The collaboration was short-lived, however, because the contract was terminated in 1930, as evidenced by the minutes of the business committee meeting on April 10, 1930: The contract with Schwintzer & Gräff, Berlin for copying the older lamp models was terminated on September 30, 30. After this point, the Bauhaus has the right to manufacture these types again.

Condition Report

Fully re wired with modern electrical components, some light patina to the brass in places, new hooks and chain.

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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