|Over seventy years ago, Walter von
Nessen introduced his first important lighting concept -
the swing-arm lamp for table, floor and wall applications.
The year was 1927. That form should follow function was then
on the frontier of design. Von Nessen was among its most
Through the years, our design parameters have not changed.
We remain perfectionists whose primary market is the professional
who appreciates what sets our products apart.
With us, performance is the ultimate criterion. Expressions
will relate to the times and the materials we fashion. But
clean lines and classically pleasing proportions are the
invariables. It will test the reader to find executions more
straightforward than the signature concepts of our design
partners, from Ferdinand Porsche, Gianfranco Frattini and
Elizabeth Kauffer through Marc Heinlein, Cristian Diez, Heinz
Filzer, Jerome Simon, Shelton, Mindel & Associates and
Peter Wooding Design Associates.
Our search for superior materials takes us to the quarries
of Zaragoza, the marble finishers of Carrara, the glass makers
of Murano, the brass mills of Dusseldorf and the looms of
Kortrijk. Handheld buffing, polishing and finishing techniques
complete the quality formula.
All of these design and fabrication skills may also be brought
to bear on your own special problems and client requirements.
We will go out of our way to accommodate your requests for
modifications and adaptations of our luminaires. Please call
us and our representatives for details.