Czech industrial lightingEra: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)
Industrial pendant lights salvaged from a former Czechoslovakian factory.
Part of our End of Year Sale, with 10% of proceeds being donated to Possible, who inspire climate action.
Much of the lighting we salvage and restore from the former Eastern Bloc was produced in the manufacturing powerhouses of the 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.View all lights from Czechoslovakia (former)
Where possible we retain the original finish of a light - it is part of its history and emphasises its heritage. At skinflint we are fascinated by interesting surfaces and patinas, that’s why we tend not to repaint our lights as this can make them look too ‘new’ and they lose some of their of individuality. During restoration non-ferrous metals such as aluminium are often sealed using crystalline waxes, or occasionally left raw so the surface can develop an interesting lustre over time.
Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable, wire suspension or an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).
170 (glass) mm
Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.
Why we recommend using energy-saving LED light bulbs in our lights.
Our UK and international shipping and return options explained.
Where our lights can be used internally and externally, including bathrooms and IP ratings.
Our UK Lighting Industry Association (LIA), British Standards and UL certifications.
Our zero-carbon business policy and our commitment to looking after the planet.
I am very pleased with my purchase, it finishes off my dining room just perfectly.
- David | East Sussex | UK
What a great looking light! Fantastic in the kitchen and a great talking point. Thanks.
- Neil | Cumbria | UK
Great lighting website with some awesome fittings - very helpful in answering queries and assisting in how to dismantle / assemble for fitting.
- Simon | Edinburgh | UK
Their product is invariably beautiful and wonderfully restored. To have lights that have seen so much and then get a second life is inspiring in many ways.
- Matthew | London | UK