Otto Zern Berchtesgaden Germany

Handcrafted perfection in lighting and design


"In light and backlight, even the most ordinary object is worthy of contemplation."

Wilhelm Busch




Taking pleasure in the most beautiful materials, in impassioned handcraft, in incomparably unique items


For generations the Otto Zern Company has been designing and producing lamps and lighting for the interior and exterior of houses, parks and squares, with the goal of creating an overall composition.

Many of our customers come to us because they haven’t yet found the appropriate lighting for the living room, the hallway, the roof terrace, or the front of the house. We advise our customers on the most appropriate style and form of lamp to go with the existing architecture. We assume the light planning, combining lamps with direct light and indirect light into a perfect shadow play, which literally "puts the room into perspective".


impassioned handcraft


Our handcrafting skills extend into the most diverse styles, including geometric Art Deco, playful Art Nouveau, unostentatious Bauhaus, Baroque or Gothic forms, country style, antique lamps or a symbiosis of designs.


handmade artwork

handcrafting techniques

handed down from generation to generation


When producing our lamps only those handcrafting techniques handed down from generation to generation according to ancient tradition, such as forging, stretching, shrinking, perforating, gorging, riveting, driving, punching, engraving, soldering, fire welding are applied. Gold plating and patinating allow the creation of works exuding harmony and life.

We use iron, brass, bronze and high-grade steel and combine them with glass, free-blown coloured glasses and other precious metals. Surfaces can be gold plated, silver plated or refined by any other patina desired.

The handcrafting options in specialised lamp design are great. We would be happy to advise you! Contact us, tell us your ideas, send us a photograph of the room for which you need the perfect lighting: Contact form

You can find a selection of our specialised lamp designs and exclusive lighting fixtures available for purchase online in our Online Shop. More details on individually customised models are available here: Otto Zern individually customised models.




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