Franz-GT Kessler Designs is a small company that was founded in early 2001 in ST. Paul Minnesota. In 2005 it relocated to New Ulm, Minnesota. Franz Kessler, a supply chain manager, left the corporate world of Apple Computer. A friend of his, Thomas Moser, helped him and gave him inspiration to start his business.
All early customers were located in the five state area surrounding Minnesota, and lamps were delivered using the sole company van, which traveled from town to town stopping at art galleries, custom furniture stores and a few lighting stores.
During the last few years, Franz – GT Kessler Designs has lamps in some of the finest shops across the country from New York to San Francisco.