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Reference 12_1466

French textile factory lights (Type 1)

Era: 1950s Origin: France

Stunning run of vintage French prismatic lights by 'Holophane' salvaged from the main spinning room of a textile factory established in 1911 in Tourcoing, Lille, France. The lights were installed during a period of refurbishment and expansion in 1956. 

 

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France

Origin: France

Vintage French lighting is often defined by the industrial lights of Jielde and Mapelec, but lighting companies throughout France have historically designed and manufactured lights for all applications. This variety is reflected in the styles of lights we salvage and restore - from the decorative Art Nouveau and Art Deco to the classic harder edged, clean-lined industrial aesthetic.

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Restoration

The prismatic glass shade id embossed 'Holophane France' with original polished brass gallery. Some slight imperfections within the glass prisms adds character and emphasises the age and industrial heritage of the products. Restoring a light doesn’t necessarily mean making it ‘like new’. We often preserve the visible signs of age, such as spots of wear and patina, to give a hint about the light’s first story. Or we might reveal the bare metal, accentuating its build and design.

Product details

Supplied with new bayonet (B22) lamp holders, 2mtrs of brass suspension chain, traditional old gold braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. Can be converted to accept screw (E27) or E26 (for use in USA) lamp holders if required.

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

Holophane

Manufacturer: Holophane

Holophane was founded in London in 1896. The name is derived from the Greek ‘Holos’ meaning whole and ‘phanos’ meaning light. The hallmark of all Holophane lights are their borosilicate pressed glass refractors - these are prisms built into the glass giving it a ribbed appearance that produces a combination of uplight and downlight. It's this spreading or refracting of light, illuminating spaces evenly, that accounts for their popularity. The Holophane ribbed glass refractor is a true vintage icon, and as Holophane is still in existence, continues to be used by the lighting industry today.

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A quick word from our customers

Ceiling plates

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

- Jonny | East Sussex | UK

Fantastic, so pleased

I have never received a more beautifully packaged item, the light itself is wonderful and we are very pleased. 

- Eleanor | Worcester | UK

Opaline Pendant 

Love it!

- Michael | Middlesex | 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