Nessen, Walter Von

(1889 - 1943)

Walter von Nessen was a German-born designer. He studied under Bruno Paul at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Berlin before WWI. After the War, he worked for architect Peter Behrens in Berlin and designed furniture in Stockholm from 1919 to 1923. Here he met his future wife Margaretta. The couple moved to New York, where they opened Nessen Studios in 1927, specialized in architectural lighting.