Co-creating your unique design vision
Since our founding in 1881, Kalmar has been producing custom-made lighting fixtures for projects of distinction around the world, collaborating with leading architects and designers.
Throughout our history, Kalmar has worked collaboratively, co-creating unique lighting fixtures in every style and every degree of technical difficulty.
We pride ourselves on our engineering & product development work, ensuring that even the most challenging vision can be successfully delivered. It is thanks to our technical expertise and project management experience that we have been entrusted time and again with challenging projects in the marine, hospitality, commercial and private sectors.
Specifically, our marine engineering expertise has made Kalmar the leading supplier of large structural lighting features to the cruise industry. We have supplied over 80 ships and have worked for all the major cruise lines including Disney, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and more.
Design & Engineering
Whether restoring a classical chandelier, reproducing a vintage luminaire, or developing something completely unique, our in-house team develops initial concept drawings and detailed technical drawings in SolidWorks to ensure that specifications are perfectly developed and executed.
From freestanding luminaires, to complex structural or kinetic lighting features, our engineering team delivers optimum solutions, no matter the artistic or technical complexity of the project. Exact light calculations during the development phase, as well as visualizations of complex spatial situations ensure optimum light distribution and utmost efficiency.
Throughout the design development process, we develop material performance modeling reports, prototypes and samples, to demonstrate our craftsmanship and validate design intent, and support the entire length of the development process.