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Eastern Bloc industrial lighting (Type 1)

industrial pendant lighting with lacquered steel body and prismatic glass shade
Reference 13_1527

Eastern Bloc industrial lighting (Type 1)

Era: 1950s Origin: Germany

Substantial vintage Industrial lighting salvaged from factories within the former Eastern Bloc. Original linear prismatic glass well within brushed and lacquered steel enclosure featuring cast manufacturer's marks.

heavy cast steel industrial lighting with prismatic glass well
pair of vintage industrial steel and glass pendant lights
Germany

Origin: Germany

German designs are famed for their clean lined and well engineered approach. The Bauhaus School played a major role in combining design with engineering during the late 1920s and early 1930s. A number of lights we salvage were influenced by Bauhaus School design. From the mid to late 20th century, Communist East Germany produced a wide variety of lights for both industrial, commercial and residential applications, often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage.

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eastern bloc industrial light in living room

Restoration

Different materials require different processes. 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. Ferrous metals such as iron and steel will usually have a clear lacquer powder-coated onto the surface to prevent oxidisation. All forms of surface sealing are designed to protect and enhance the surface of the lights.

grey braided cable for lighting and industrial suspension chain

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, wire suspension, or an E27 or E26 lamp holder please just ask).

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300 mm
380 mm
12.4 kg
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Gun Metal Grey

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

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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.

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