Lights from Bulgaria
Much of the industrial lighting we salvage and restore from this former Eastern Bloc country was originally designed for use in extreme industrial locations. Lights designed and manufactured under Communist rule - the period from the end of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin Wall - were defined by a clean industrial aesthetic, a simplicity of function over form. The same design was often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage. Most of the factories in which the lights once functioned now stand empty, awaiting their pending demolition.