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Eastern Bloc factory lights (V2)

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Imposing black enamel shades with gunmetal grey galleries
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Eastern Bloc factory lights (V2)

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

These 1950s imposing pendants were salvaged from factories in former Czechoslovakia. Industrial in style, their powder-coated upper galleries feature manufacturer's marks that speak of their era and heritage, contrasting against enamelled shades. A great addition to restaurant dining areas, bars and shops as well as kitchen islands.

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Group of imposing black enamel shades with gunmetal grey galleries
Black enamel shades with gunmetal grey upper galleries
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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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Restoration of ceiling pendants

Restoration

Over the years, we’ve restored thousands of lights that would otherwise have been lost forever, examining, refurbishing and updating each part at a time. But we don’t only piece together the light’s components. We take the time to investigate their history, studying old catalogues for clues to assemble the whole story.

Chain and cable for black enamel shades

Product details

Each light is supplied new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of industrial black steel suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable or an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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430 mm
520 mm
6.3 kg
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Gunmetal Grey | Black | White (internal)

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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Totally gorgeous; I love it. Delivery was very fast too. I now have two choices (a) ration visits to this website or (b) buy a bigger house with space for all the stunning lights! 

- Jean | London | UK

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Beautiful little ceiling plate. Elegant. Functional. Well made. Simple to install. Top quality. Excellent condition. Excellent 

- Jonny | East Sussex | UK

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What a great looking light! Fantastic in the kitchen and a great talking point. Thanks.

- Neil | Cumbria | UK

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I've been admiring your lights for a while and the great work you guys do bringing them back to life... My Eastern Bloc LED light is now up and it's beautiful. Thanks for restoring such beautiful lights. 

- John | Kerry | Ireland