Key facts

K 831
K 831
Midgard Licht >
Rasch & Einsiedler >
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Interior lighting-Suspended lights >
Interior lighting-Suspended lights >

Product description

The K 831 pendant features a movable lampshade and a rotary switch positioned on the holder. Holder and switch are made of black Bakelite. The shade is hand-pushed and is available in eight different finishes. The textile cable (standard length: 3m) comes in black, charcoal, light grey, yellow, orange and red.
Midgard recommends using E27 retrofit LED bulbs from Philips with 2700 - 3500k and between 6 - 10w (= 40-60w). Do not use classic or halogen bulbs with more than 40w.
Protection class: II
All components of the lamp are manufactured in Germany and the lamps are assembled in Hamburg.

Product variants


The K831 lamp follows a design developed by Kandem in about 1930. The re-edition was presented 2014 by David Einsiedler and Joke Rasch under the name K831 PLY. The swiveling shade is a possibility to adjust the light cone. The luminaire is fitted with an E-27 standard socket, which allows the use of any light source. Since 2017 the luminaire is manufactured by Midgard in a sustainable manner and exclusively from parts manufactured in Germany using old materials such as bakelite and manufacturing techniques such as hand-pressed aluminum shades in Hamburg.