Loading
Reference 16_2747

Eastern Bloc factory pendant lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Vintage industrial pendant lighting salvaged from industrial sites. The vitreous enamelled shades have a varied surface appearance, giving each one individual character. The lights are complete with the original glass enclosure, steel protection cage and Bakelite gallery.

czechoslovakia former country map

Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

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)

Restoration

Once we’ve salvaged a collection of lights, we bring them home to our studio and begin the slow process of restoration. Each light is disassembled and we examine every component for damage and flaws, so we know which can be kept, and which need to be replaced. We then hand over to our experts – in-house and locally – to carefully restore each component by hand. That often begins with soda-blasting (an environmentally friendly way to remove old paint), before hand-polishing, lacquering and rewiring.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder, 2mtrs of suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable or wire suspension, please just ask).

Diameter:
Height:
Weight:
Length:
Width:
Colour:

450 mm
360 mm
3.7 kg
n/a mm
n/a mm
Anthracite grey | White (internal)

IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

Light Bulbs

Light Bulbs

Why we recommend using energy-saving LED light bulbs in our lights.

Read more

Shipping

Shipping

Our UK and international shipping and return options explained.

Read more

Wet drip icon

Applications

Where our lights can be used internally and externally, including bathrooms and IP ratings.

Read more

Returns

Returns

Here you will find popular questions and answers relating to returns.

Read more

More lights from the 1950s

More lights from Czechoslovakia (former)

A quick word from our customers

Bibliotheque Lights

Beautiful lights, very pleased with the quality. Excellent service overall from skinflint. 

- Miriam | Hampshire | UK

Versatile light

Great light. It looks very smart. I was initially worried that it might be slightly big for the room (we don't have high ceilings) but it looks great and I am really pleased with it.

- Carineh | Oxfordshire | UK

It’s been a pleasure working with you!

I’ve had a difficult time communicating with multiple European-based companies for different projects. skinflint were wonderful and extremely punctual, even with the time difference!

- Monique | USA | Commercial client

A piece of history

We found exactly what we wanted at skinflint: large industrial pendant lights from an old Dunlop Aerospace factory. They fill the space beautifully and we often get asked where they were sourced. With such heritage attached to them, they are like a piece of history that adds to the modern vintage feel we wanted to create. 

- Estelle | London | UK