About the Manufacturer
The term Kaiser idell
stands for the famous cooperation of lighting manufacturer Gebr. Kaiser & Co. Leuchten KG (founded in 1863) with designer Christian Dell
(born 1893), who previously was a Foreman at the Bauhaus
in Weimar. After his dismissal as workshop manager of the Frankfurt art school by the Nazis, Dell created a series of table and work lamps which outlived not only the Nazis, but has been popular ever since. Besides creating innovative shades, which optimally diffuse the light and seem very familiar to us today, Kaiser idell set standards in production, for example with manual wet painting and polishing as well as patented ball joints. As props of the immensely popular German TV crime series "Tatort" and "Der Kommissar" in the 1950s to 1970s, Kaiser Idell lamps
became part of the collective memory and were nicknamed "Kommissarleuchten" (investogator's lamps). They also survived the eventual bankruptcy of manufacturer Kaiser. Nowadays the Danish manufacturer Lightyears / Fritz Hansen produces the original Kaiser idell lights in Denmark and Estonia without any compromise in material and workmanship.
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