Aloys Ferdinand Gangkofner is one of the most important German glass designers of the post-war era. He was born in 1920 in Reichenberg in the Bavarian Forest.
Lights for the well-known glass manufacturer Peill + Putzler in Dueren, Hesse Glassworks, and ERCO belong to his most well-known commercial designs.
Following his exhibition at the X. Triennial in Milan in 1954, Gangkofners glass designs won numerous awards.
In 1952, Aloys F. Gangkofner,
together with glass blowers at
the Lamberts Glassworks in
Waldsassen, began to rediscover
old techniques for free-blown glass.
„Just as a person generally thinks in
the language he is raised in, it is
equally necessary for the glass
former, in his mind, to have a natural
understanding of the material glass.“
In comparison with industrial designers
such as Wilhelm Braun-Feldweg and
Wilhelm Wagenfeld, the approach taken
by Aloys F. Gangkofner was artisanal.
He sculpted free-blown glass, designed
commercial work for the industry, and
produced individual projects.
In close cooperation with the family,
mawa chose six of his most famous
industrial designs for their re-edition.
Basic pendant in black and white
Grommet, cone and socket
in black, white, brushed
brass, polished rose gold
Textile cable (2,5 m) with
integrated steel wire in
black, gray, blue, white
Clear crystal glass,
metallic crystal glass,
triplex matt opal glass
mechanism secures the
glass body to the pendant,
letting it nearly appear to float.
Over dinner tables, in stairwells
and next to sofa groups: Grouped together,
Gangkofners luminaires increase their
representative impact and cozy
atmosphere at the same time.
With multiple canopies, a
minimum of three
lights are combined
into small ensembles.
Suitable for commercial use and powder-
coated in white and black, additional RAL
colors available on request.
With a Casambi-Module (optional
special equipment), lights are turned
on and off or dimmed via smartphones
and cable-free data transmission.
Casambi is one of the leading suppliers
of Bluetooth based lighting controls.
Simply download the free app to a
smartwatch, tablet, or smartphone,
or use a wall-mounted radio remote control.
Integrate classic design in your smart
home and benefit from the timer function,
individual lighting moods, and lighting groups.
Gangkofner glass shades are made by hand using an
elaborate triplex-procedure consisting of three
glass layers. Subtle variations in dimensions, glass
thickness, isolated air bubbles and minimal color
deviations distinguish this handcrafted quality.
Standard cable length 2.5 meters. mawa is able to
adjust lengths individually. When placing your
order, indicate whether you would prefer a pre cut
(<2.500 mm) or a special length (>2.500 mm).
Configure the desired glass lamp in four steps and order it with
your individual article number from our dealer near you.