Manufacturing at Dahlhaus Lighting
Quality "Made in Germany"
Preserving historic artisanship is one of our main goals. During the manufacturing of our products, the craftspeople use historic tools and authentic procedures whenever possible.
Our products are made of the finest available quality. 90% of the products are hand-made from solid Sand-Cast Aluminum. This method of casting is the original and historic way. The molds are pressed in special sand which is then filled with liquid aluminum.
This process guarantees an authentic look and feel of the product. Through this method we are able to achieve a slightly imperfect product surface which gives the lanterns, mailboxes and other products their historic look. Because of the traditional manufacturing, our products are of substantial weight. They feel solid and heavy and are “made for eternity”.
We also use other special techniques during the manufacturing process which are proof of the outstanding quality, such as:
• permanently elastic glass sealant
• multiple paint coatings
• hand applied patina
We are proud to offer a large variety of customization options. Since the manufacturing process and the casting of most of the products is traditional hand-work, we can satisfy most of our customer wishes – may it be color options (“different patina”), new designs (“mixed and matched” from original parts) or other requirements.