Brink en van Keulen
Traditional Dutch Brass Chandeliers
Brink & van Keulen 1646 B.V. keeps the 17th century casting craft alive, after more than 100 years the Martini Church in Groningen displays large brass chandeliers once again.
The Martinikerk is the oldest church in Groningen and is said that construction started all the way back in the 9th century. Over the centuries it has been damaged or ruined several times and rebuilt again and again until in 1975 the last hand was laid on the church as it is today.
The Martini Church fulfils a special public function and, in recent years, has become a versatile and unique venue for conferences, dinners, anniversaries, lectures, concerts, exhibitions and weddings. The nave, the high choir, the chapel, the libry and the Frederic room can be used for different types of events.
After more than 100 years, Groningen's Martinikerk (Martin Church) displays large brass chandeliers once again. The old chandeliers disappeared in 1910, which meant the church had to make the mandatory switch to electric lighting. A long-cherished wish was fulfilled in 2019 for the Martinikerk Foundation because a generous donor wanted to donate the full amount.
In a process of almost two years, the brass chandeliers were designed, cast, assembled and installed in the Martinikerk in Groningen. In the brass chandeliers - unlike in the Golden Age - no candles are placed, but new dimmable LED lights. These beautiful lights, which come close to the colour of candlelight, were developed by the Government Buildings Agency for the royal palaces. Brink & Van Keulen have received special permission to use this beautiful lighting in the Martinikerk.
Type: Amsterdam (new building), 3-layered chandelier with 30 arms
Lighting: 4 watt dimmable LED lights
Format: 280x250x250 cm
Weight: 450 kilograms
Number of man hours: 500x