Stuttgart 2002, (25 x 29 cm), 160 pp. English/German text, some ills. (150 in colour), clothb./d-jacket.
The aim of co-operating with partners from industry, first postulated by Walter Gropius, was a central concept of the Bauhaus in Dessau. One of the rare successes were several KANDEM lights produced by Körting & Mathiesen in Leipzig. Co-operation with the Bauhaus provided the industrial business with a creative partner for the design of its lights, while the Bauhaus artists (Marianne Brandt, Hin Bredendieck and others) found a wealthy realizer for their design ideas. Models like the Kandem desk lights and Kandem bedside lights sold well and were a financial success.
This publication for the first time brings together all known Kandem lights that were designed and produced in co-operation with the Bauhaus in Dessau. Contributions by noted experts present a comprehensive history based on many previously unknown sources and documents, as well as biographies of the artists and industrialists involved and a survey of marks.
An exciting chapter of early product design at the Bauhaus!