HISTORIC MILESTONES OF DOTZAUER DECORATIVE LIGHTING
Foundation of the metalworking shop Franz Dotzauer in a basement in the 15th district of Vienna. At the beginning only components for crystal lights had been produced but the production of entire lights developed quickly.
As a result of good order situation and lack of space, the whole production moved to a new built plant in the south of Vienna, Brunn am Gebirge. An courageous step for a small company at that time, but this region is one of the most expanding business locations in the east of Austria today. Addtional to the increasing production possiblities, intentions became more and more realistic to export dotzauer chandeliers over the boarders of Austria too. First export projects followed. Further Dotzauer was able to acquire the KIKA/LEINER-Group (one of the biggest furniture stores in Austria), which has been kept now for years, due to rationalizing the standard production.
First big export order for the palace ot the Sultan of Kelantan in Malaysia. Crystal chandeliers with Maria -Theresia-Style were delivered in different sizes for the new designed palace.
Because of risen sales both at home and abroad the existing poduction hall became extended by an annex for the first time and a little show room for sales ex works was furnished. Further an internal design department, as an extension of the technical office, was furnished to be able to meet the growing requirements for customized light fittings especially for the project and housing field.
The sale ex works developed more and more and the range became enlarged by the gift articles of Swarovski already popular at that time.
The set up over the years as well as the reliable deliveries led to further prestige orders abroad like the Royal Pavilion at the King Fahd Airport in Saudi Arabia.
The whole front became re-designed and it presents itself in distinguished blue now. At the same time also an assembly shop and a store were built.
Awarding of the National Decoration for extraordinary export achievement by the Minister of Trade and Commerce Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel.
Large order of crystal chandeliers Maria-Theresia for the complete equipment of the renovated presidential palace in Singapore. The show-piece is the 3,6 x 1,8 m oval central chandelier with almost 100 flames.
Further increase of the production volume - an assembly hall, more than 7 m high, a completely new hall for the glassworks as well as the extension of the offices and the showroom became finished. Since then Dotzauer is producing crystal chandeliers and decorative lighting in more than 2.000 sqm.
Delivery of the complete decorative lighting for the new built residence as well as new built seat of government of the Prime Minister of Malysia (Putrajaya Project).
Furnishing of the ball-room of the only 7-star hotel worldwide - Burj Al Arab. Dotzauer installed an arab-styled crystal chandelier with diameter of 3.5 m and almost 5 m height in the leaf-gilded dome which has a diameter of 12 m.
The combination of modern lighting systems (LED, glass fibre) with traditional or modern crystal lights result in orders for the Austrian Embassy in Berlin (design architect Hans Hollein) as well as in the realization of awarded designs like the "Falling Crystals" of the designer Daniel Sanderson (winner of the Design-Contest at the Royal College of Art, London suggested by Swarovski).
Takeover of the company Jochmann in the first district in Vienna, Singerstraße 7 (actually DOTZAUER Singerstraße).
Delivery of huge "light-sculptures" for the Putrajaya Convention Center, Malaysia. The light in the 5.000 sqm large Plenary Hall is 30 m long, 9 m wide und 10 m high. More than 900 halogen lights illuminate the light-sculpture which consists of more than 20.000 singular crystal components and provides festive light.
Madinat Jumeirah, latest resort of the Jumeirah International Group consists of the Al Qasr Palace Hotel, the Mina a Salam Hotel as well as the Madinat Souk. All furnished with arab-styled lights, especially the pompous chandeliers at Al Qasr Palace Hotel are crowd puller and extraordinary examples for Dotzauer Decorative Lightings all over in the arab world.
40th Dotzauer company anniversary
Installation of major "Park Hyatt Hotel, Dubai"-contract. Eight cieling lights, one sphere-chandelier as well as several floor lamps put entrance foyer, prefunction room, lobby entrance as well as boardwalk into the right perspective and provide elegance and ambience to the mediterian-styled areas of the five-star luxury resort.
Shangri-La Quaryat al Beri, Abu Dhabi, consits of the hotel, the SPA-Area and Health-Club as well as additional villas. More than 200 Dotzauer lightings with more than 40 different shapes and styles provide that certain something to the unique resort.
DOLDER Grand Hotel Zürich. Formally known as heritage-protected <Curhaus>, built in 1899, the DOLDER Grand Hotel is now presenting itself as the new luxury resort in Zuerich. After rebuilding the traditional hotel for more than 4 years, architect Sir Norman Foster impressively succeeded in combining glorious past and living future. Dotzauer lightings are expressly underlining different areas with luxury glance, for example the "Steinhalle", the lobby, the ballroom as well as several luxury-suites.
ATLANTIS - The Palm, Dubai - the new landmark of Dubai beside the famous Burj Al Arab-Hotel. According to the name of the new adventure resort, location, hotelstyle as well as most of the Dotzauer lightings, are themed to underwaterworld as well as sunken city ATLANTIS. Special highlights of the decorative lightings can be found in the lobby (Fishlight, Shelllights) as well as at Ossiano restaurant.