Home² in Hamburg 2020

On January 24th–26th, 2020, the porcelain light objects of CORDULA KAFKA illuminated the living cube “Kitchen” —one of five theme cubes of the special exhibition “Living with Light” of home², the fair for Real Estate, Building & Modernization, in Hamburg.

The Voo chandelier formed the center of the presentation, next to the Twist Pendulum, Trou wall lamps and the porcelain wall picture Daylight. Curators of the special „Wohnen mit Licht“ (Living with Light) were lighting designer, Ulrike Brandi, and architect, Verena Onnen.

Light Middle East 2019—Voo & Leaves off to the City of Gold

We’re very thrilled to partake—and to invite you to visit
our booth at the Light Middle East fair in Dubai/UAE!

From the 15th to 17th of October 2019 the 14th edition of the most important trade fair for lighting design and technology in the Middle East, organized annually by Messe Frankfurt, takes place in the Dubai World Trade Centre

Our first time taking part, we’ll be presenting our porcelain light objects to the esteemed trade-public of Dubai and the Middle East. Our exhibit offers a closer look at our lights with their exquisite material quality, and translucent beauty.

Our stand is part of the German Pavilion, the official German joint stand, representing the “Made in Germany” brand. Most of the companies exhibiting there produce their products in Germany and thus guarantee the highest quality and outstanding design.

We look forward to new contacts, future partners and joint projects!

Throughout the fair, we’re at your disposal for a personal conversation. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to arrange an appointment with us in advance, to ensure we make time for you.

You will find Cordula Kafka – Light and Porcelain in the German Pavilion, Hall 3/4, Stand 3 H28.

For more information about the tradeshow, visit the Light Middle East website. 


‘Arak hunak! / اراك هناك!



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. ⁣⠀
You can see the online version of the issue here.


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





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

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