Photo: Jan Bitter
Photo: Jan Bitter

Museum Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection Berlin

Luminaires with maximum variability for museum illumination

On display in the Scharf-Gerstenberg collection are 300 paintings, sculptures and graphics from the history of fantastic art.

The origin was the collection from 1910 of the founder and director-general of Victoria-Insurance, Otto Gerstenberg. In his villa in Berlin-Dahlem, Gerstenberg built one of the largest art and graphics collections of his time. His grandsons, Walther Scharf and Dieter Scharf now run the collection.

mawa design, in collaboration with Jan Blieske of Studio Dinnebier, developed a custom version of the recessed spotlight wittenberg.


Jan Bitter
mawa design | Daniel Haym

Scope of services

350 × wittenberg recessed spotlight wi-eb-2e-db
2 × 50 W Osram Energysaver, matt white (RAL 9016)

30 × wittenberg surface-mounted spotlight fernglas »wi-ab-2r«
2 × 35 W Osram Energysaver, DB 702

12 × wittenberg individually manufactured »wi-6sab«
6 × 35 W Osram Energysaver, DB 702

Photo: Jan Bitter
Photo: mawa design | Daniel Haym

The recessed spotlight wittenberg is perfectly suited for lighting museum rooms through its variability. The double, recessed spotlights are built into the drywall ceiling.

Outfitted with 2x 50W and black honeycomb baffles, the spotlights permit sufficient illumination of the sensitive art works without blinding viewers.

Photo: Jan Bitter

In the east section of the Stueler building, mawa design developed niche lighting with 6 adjustable spotlight heads.

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