Steng Licht – electrifying since more than 100 years
With its lights and lamps, lighting manufacturer Steng Licht impressingly demonstrates the grand result when you follow your passion. Driven by the medium of the electricity and the application possibilities of this technology, Carl Steng 1911 decided to launch his business for “Light and electrical Engineering” in Bad Cannstatt, the oldest borough in Stuttgart. At that time, this was a brave enterprise, since most households usually had only gas or oil lamps. Electricity was not a big deal.
Today, the traditional family enterprise is in the hands of the third (Peter Steng) and fourth generation (Andreas Steng). With Swabian diligence, the successors of the company founder have accomplished to establish internationally the Steng Licht as a synonym for light.
Light has always been the central topic for Peter Steng, who took over management in 1973. Whereas lighting fixtures and lamps served as an aesthetical framework. Constantly on the search for illuminants as small as possible, he used lamps from cars or even planes as a lighting source. low-voltage When the low-voltage technology came up in the Seventies, the Swabian inventor saw the opportunity to apply tiny illuminants with strong illuminating power and establish his own development: “Miniatures in Light“. The grandson of the company founder pursued this approach of absolute reduction persistently and soon presented the system of the plug contact for low-voltage spotlights – meaning a completely new flexibility in shop windows and business rooms and making it possible for people to use light precisely where it was needed. Steng Licht – traditional, but always keeping an eye on the future
For Steng Licht is has always been important to maintain proven traditions – many Steng Licht products have been manufactured and distributed almost unchanged since the last century. But it is equally important to the firm from Stuttgart to combine the traditional with new ideas and technologies. Steng Licht has made a name for itself due to its excellent quality and precision in processing and today belongs to one of the most renowned manufacturers in the field of lighting technology. In terms of design, Steng Licht usually relies on its own competence, but is also often working together with external designers from all over the world. For example, with Ulrich Reichart (Austria), Serge Cornbellissen (Belgium), Henk Stallinga (Netherlands), Stefanie Hering, Franz Weigand, Prof. Hartmut Raiser, e27, Wilfried Wünsch and Hans Vetter (all German). The Stuttgart company has been rewarded for its creativity many times, among others, wall lights from the “Brigg
” line, the pendant light “Flute” and the light pipe “Pipe
” haven been awarded international prizes such as iF Design Award.
Steng Licht also pursues a two-pronged strategy when it comes to manufacture. Traditional crafts and state-of-the-art know-how accompany each other in the Stuttgart workshops of Steng Licht, by now a public company, and ensure high value illuminants. Highest demands on functionality, materials, and visual appearance are the supporting pillars for the development and manufacture of the lights and lamps, which are characterized by versatility. Therefore they are ideally suitable for professional purposes as well as for private ones.
Steng Licht lights feature a high recall value and deliver significant added value to living areas
due to their handworked shades of porcelain or noble Murano glass, clear design language and high value surfaces made of brushed or polished stainless.
The “Tjao Zip
” pendant light by Steng Licht, for example, gives off directional light and spreads elegant zone lighting in kitchens and dining rooms, creating a relaxed atmosphere every time you eat. The “Lumelennium
” chandelier by Steng Licht lends living rooms a touch of noblesse, without seeming too false. “Petit
” is ideal for sleeping rooms, when its light directed downwards helps make reading an pure enjoyment. Steng Licht – internationally successful, located in Germany
Although the Steng Licht AG distributes its lights and lamps worldwide – main markets besides Germany are USA, Australia, Benelux, Scandinavia and the Swiss – production takes place only in Germany.