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1960s Czech wall lights
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1960s Czech wall lights

Era: 1960s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

These 1960s surface-mounted lights started their journey during the height of Communist rule in former Czechoslovakia. A product of the state-controlled factories that once dominated the region, these lights once illuminated schools across the Eastern Bloc. When illuminated, a rounded opaline glass shade provides a soft, even glow and is mounted on an original Bakelite conduit base. Perfect for smaller spaces in hotels and bars.

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1960s Czech wall lights
1960s Czech wall lights
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Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Much of the lighting we salvage and restore from the former Eastern Bloc was produced in the manufacturing powerhouses of former Czechoslovakia. Under Communist rule the same design was often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage. The country is also famed for its beautiful glassware, with both wall and ceiling opaline glass lights often being used in public and residential settings, such as housing blocks and schools.

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In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at skinflint is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each piece. We have three guiding principles: To salvage the best lighting from the 1920s to the 1970s; To restore every piece sensitively - without compromising its character; To restore each fixture to the highest modern standards. Every light we reclaim has two tales to tell - its original use, and how it came to be salvaged. We’ll let you know its history, but the next chapter is up to you.

1960s Czech wall lights

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder. Suitable as a wall or ceiling fitting.

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0.5 kg
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Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only.

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