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industrial pendant lighting from germany circa 1940
Reference 14_2116

Elegant German pendant lighting

Era: 1940s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

1940s bulbous Eastern Bloc lights which are constructed from an industrial derivative of Bakelite. These unusual pendants make great feature lights and work well over kitchen counters.

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
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 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

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

Pendant lights

I am so delighted to have found this website - beautiful original lights that are reasonably priced! I was not disappointed when my two pendants arrived. The service was quick and efficient. The lights are amazing. I can't wait to get them up in our new kitchen over the island.

- Sarah | London | UK

Outstanding customer service

Thank you for the very careful crating and packing. The fixture is even better in person! We are so impressed with not only your inventory, but your outstanding customer service. 

- Jerry | California | US

Industrial style pendants

Our kitchen is now finished and the lights we bought from you are a perfect fit! We couldn't find a better match and your service has been fantastic.

- Natalie | Cornwall | 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