By means of its relatively simple and artless old buildings one can see that Neukölln, since a few year’s one of the hippest quarters of Berlin, used to be a typical worker’s house area with many workshops and lots of small-scale industry once.
Some of these old workshops survived and with the help of some Berlin based designers one of them was even able to draw attention to a trade which has almost disappeared behind the globalised market. Together with the industrial designer Sebastian Summa, who is trained as a blacksmith and graduated at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, the 100 year’s old family owned metal spinning workshop Hugo Bräuer Metalware developed this beautiful series of suspension lamps.
“‘Kalotte’ is a flowing form in the tradition of 50ies metalworked lighting. Yet, in the case of this lamp, two shades turned at a 90 angle fuse into a new form, breaking with the familiar image of a vertically hanging lamp. The lateral light and cable orientation additionally emphasize the reorientation in space”, the designer explains.