Leaves and Voo at Direktorenhaus

On May 24th the annual exhibition, Radical Craft opened at Direktorenhaus, where two of our lights are installed along with the work of 67 other designers and artistic craftworkers, who show how important artistic craft is today in creating future designs for society. 

Should you find yourself in Berlin and looking for a cool indoor space to escape the balming heat—or perhaps one of our many recent thunderstorms—Direktorenhaus is certainly worth the visit!

Tuesday to Friday, 11am – 5pm. No entry fee! (Ring the bell at front door) More info here. 

 


Thincut adorns InTime’s meeting room

Creating a wonderful sense of consistency with the 8 meter LEAVES-installation for their staircase, three THINCUT illuminates InTime’s meeting room. Company owner Christoph Gienow makes aesthetics, functionality and sustainability a prerogative, creating a headquarter that truly stands out. 
We just received pictures from our photographer Friedrich Kreyenberg and have updated the projects section on our website. See more here!

 


An architectural highlight for Gibbins Architects in Hamburg

Yet another stunning stairwell has been highlighted by a LEAVES installation; this time, a historic villa in Hamburg, housing the company Gibbins Architekten. 

Close to the same length as our installation for InTime, 25, almost-8 meter long stainless steel rods, with four built-in and four hanging pendant LED’s and is hung from a white coated aluminium canopy.

See more pictures of the project here!

 


darc Magazine Feature

We’re trilled to have our installation for Hotel Motel One Frankfurt featured in darc Magazine’s March/April issue on Hotel Lighting!⠀

darc is the only international magazine dedicated to decorative lighting in architecture and interior design, focusing on the best high-end, quality projects and products and hears from those at the forefront of creative design. ⁣⠀
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You can see the online version of the issue here.
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Sous Le Ciel de Paris

Few cities can pull of an architectural mix of old and new quite like Paris. But, just like your stereotypical Parisian who tends to ooze sensuality and style in that nonchalant way that only they can—the city effortlessly presents the sleekest in contemporary architecture alongside its Gallo-Roman, Romanesque, Baroque and Renaissance masterpieces.

In an equally fluent manner, gallerist Xavier Delesalle of Gallery Delesalle curated and exhibited a selection of our lighting objects, VOO, LEAVES, TROU and DAYLIGHT, alongside his acclaimed collection of lighting objects from the 18th to 20th Century, as well as the work of artist Nour Awada. And not surprisingly, that famous French flair made the whole exhibition shine!

We were thrilled to on display parallel with the Maison & Objet fair, January 18–22, and will remain with a few objects in Paris until further notice, so if you find yourself in Paris, feel free to step into:

Gallery Delesalle
16 Rue des Saints Pères
75007 Paris,  Saint Germain
daily from 10–12am and  2–7pm

Enchanté!

 

 

 


New Heights for Leaves

Leaves has been breaking records in the recent months: after completing an installation covering 25 square-meters for Hotel Motel One Frankfurt—Römer  at the end of last year, we start this year with a lofty version of this versatile light object. Our installation for InTime in Buchholz, Hamburg follows the entire centre axis of their spiral stairway. Thirty-seven eigth-metre long stainless steel rods, holding approximately one-hundred porcelain leaves are lit by eight recessed and four pendant LED spots.

Founder and owner of InTime, Christoph Gienow, who runs the medium-sized logistics company with his wife Sylvia Gienow, is committed to design excellence in more ways than one. With a sustainable approach and appreciation for functional aesthetics, their new building stands out with its exceptionally modern architecture and chamfered silhouette—far from what you find in the typical, grey industrial lanscape; The construction’s elaborate façade consists of 14 850 vertical panels in eleven different colours, reflecting the company’s corporate identity. On the roof, a large-scale photovoltaic system generates electricity for the operation of the entire complex and—and perhaps, in future for its vehicle fleet as well.

The interior of this energy efficient structure is also carefully considered and features several art and design pieces to enhance the atmosphere of each room. It was with this objective that Gienow came to Light + Building in Frankfurt to search out the perfect lighting for his new headquarters. After he chose Leaves to adorn their massive spiral staircase, three Thincut lights were chosen to illuminate the conference table and create a visual continuity between the stairwell and conference room.

Photos by Friedrich Kreyenberg. 

See more photos of this project in our portfolio. 

 


One for the Books!

Leaves goes super-size: A total of 700 stainless steel rods, 350 porcelain leaves and 70 LED spots make up our newest installation for the Hotel Motel One Frankfurt – Römer. 

Located directly on the Büchergasse (Book Ally) in the Old Town of Frankfurt, the architecture and design of the hotel thematically references the long history of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Responding to this concept with a massive version of our Leaves light object, a cluster of porcelain sheets, simulating book pages, frozen and floating in space, establishes an ethereal atmosphere around the lobby area.

This project was executed in collaboration with Architect Barbara Wild / Motel One.
Photos by Friedrich Kreyenberg

See more photos of this project in our portfolio. 


Hot off the Press!

I’m delighted to inform you of our newest output: The booklet, Alchemy of the extra-ordinary, gives an exclusive glimpse into our production process; the transformation of water and minerals into white gold. We make use of traditional techniques combined with new technologies to produce timeless lighting objects of the highest quality.

We hope you enjoy this sneak preview. If you wish to be further illuminated in regards to our process, please write to kontakt@cordulakafka.de to request a pdf or hard copy.

 


Collaboration with Glenn Fulton Interiors

I’m thrilled to inform you about our new collaboration with Glenn Fulton Interiors. The agency Fulton represents an exclusive selection of manufacturers of paints, carpets, furniture and lighting. Our lights are now finding themselves in good company, as part of the Glenn Fulton portfolio, allowing us to provide you with on-the-spot advice. Contact: office@fulton.de


Feature in Perspective

Cordula Kafka was featured in the June issue of architecture and design publication Perspective. You can also read the article online here. 


Handmade in Germany goes to New York!
With New York next on the itinerary, the “Handmade-in Germany” tour reaches its 10th destination and first-ever stop in North America. From May 20- 23, 2018, the International Furniture Fair, ICFF will be in Midtown Manhattan. The fair is part of the NYCx Design—the New York Design Week—and is the largest commercial design platform in North America.

Exhibition duration
May 20-23, 2018

Address
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St.
New York City

Visitors information here. 


Light+Building 2018
It was so nice to see you!

We’d like to thank everyone who came to visit us at our booth at Light + Building 2018!

This year, we went more colorful than our previous displays with warm pinks and brass accents, making our booth feel extra sumptuous. Our newest light object, VOO, made its first public appearance along with a selection of bespoke Lithophane relief circles.

For those of you who missed out, here’s a few pictures from our booth.

 


Light+Building 2018

We’re excited to cordially invite you to our stand at the  Light+Building in Frankfurt. You’ll find us, with an exhibit of new and old favorites, and a custom installation,in Hall 1.2 Stand A11, from March 18th. See you there!

Light + Building The world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology
Digital future meets design hotspot:

Light + Building addresses the themes of tomorrow. From 18 to 23 March more than 2,600 exhibitors will be presenting their innovative products in the fields of lighting, electrical engineering as well as home and building automation in Frankfurt am Main.

Discover more here!

 


Tianjin, China: International Design Week, Handmade-Worldtour

My work will be exhibited as part of the Handmade-Worldtour

The Handmade-Worldtour welcomes you to Tianjin. The mega-city, which has recently become part of the integrated economic region with the adjacent cities of Beijing and Hebei, is an industrial center, traffic hub and cultural center with universities, colleges, museums and monuments. The integrated economic regions are part of the economic strategy “Made in China 2025”, which aims to create added value for the industry.

Exhibition 12. Mai – 17. Mai 2017
Tianjin International Design Week

Beining Cultural and Creative Center
Building C, Yuhong road
Hebei District, Tianjin
Friday to Wednsday 09:00–17:00

http://handmade-worldtour.com/tour/tianjin/


Frankfurt am Main: Light & Building 2016

We’re honored to take part in Light & Building 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology.

Exhibition March 13th to 18th 2016
Hall 1.1, Stand A 43

Tour 02: World Architects
Monday March 14th from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm

Our Stand is part of the guided Light & Building Tour organized by World Architects,
guided by Carla Wilkins from Lichtvision Design & Engineering, Berlin, London, Hong Kong

Special exhibition: Trend Forum
Our Trou Pendants are exhibited in Hall 5.5 / 6.1 Foyer