Kandem Elephant

Kandem Elephant

Large floor lamp with unique Kandem light



180 x 30 x 55 cm (L x W x H)


90 Kg

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 1.850,00 excl. VAT

This special piece features one of the first explosion-proof lamps of its kind. It has been manufactured before the second world war by Körting & Mathiesen, better known as Kandem. This famous German lighting manufacturer was producing lighting fixtures since 1889, and held a strong relationship with the Bauhaus during the 1930s. Although Kandem was not known for its explosion-proof lighting, they did manufacture a small variation of these heavy industrial fixtures.

We placed the fixture with its original ‘mounting circle’ on a piece of Basralocus wood, weighting almost 100 kilograms. This socket used to be a docking piling at one of the largest water locks of Amsterdam. The fact that this extraordinary piece of wood has been in the water for 40 years is clearly reflected in its beautiful erosion markings.

The Kandem Elephant comes with:
– decorative 40 watt E27 bulb
– 1,5 meter matt black cable including grounded plug
– passport describing the history and origin of the lamp.

The fixture has been completely rewired to current standards, and is assembled and tested to EN 60598 directive of European Harmonized Legislation. US & Canada wiring available on request.

Kandem Elephant