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Elegant German pendant lighting

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industrial pendant lighting from germany circa 1940
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Elegant German pendant lighting

Era: 1950s Origin: Germany

These industrial pendants began life in the German Eastern Bloc in the 1950s. Prominent manufacturer’s markings nod to their rich heritage and original use in factory settings. A great addition to kitchen islands, shop counters and restaurant booths.

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group of industrial pendant lighting from germany circa 1940
detail of manufactures plaque on industrial pendant lighting from Germany
detail of bakelite gallery on industrial pendant lighting from Germany
bakelite shade details and gallery on industrial pendant lighting
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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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. 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. All forms of surface sealing are designed to protect and enhance the surface of the lights.

gold fabric braided power cable with decorative suspension chain and ceiling plate

Product details

Each light is supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holders, 2mtrs of suspension chain, traditional old gold 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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230 mm
270 mm
1.6 kg
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Mottled Brown

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

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A quick word from our customers

A real gem!

What a great little product, saves masses of time and cost rewiring. Will be back for more!

- Chris | Gloucester | UK

Spot on

I’ve now purchased five different products over two home refurbishments. Alongside the product, the service, speed and packaging it is spot on. It's only skinflint that make me wish I had another project to work on and a larger property to kit out.

- Matthew | London | UK

Czech industrial pendants

The light works well because the industrial style and it complements the exposed brick walls and stone worktops in the kitchen.

- Charles | London | UK

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These lamps are so practical yet elegant and unique. They’ll add a lot of character to our plain kitchen. The service levels were high - responsive and helpful.

- Clara | London | UK