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Oxidised Czech factory shades

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Oxidised Czech factory shade
Reference 21_3504

Oxidised Czech factory shades

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

These Czechoslovakian ceiling lights started life in factories in the Eastern Bloc. Manufactured in 1950, they've since travelled across the continent, bringing their rich heritage, original prismatic glass wells, dove grey enamelled shades and steel galleries with them. A carefully oxidised upper gallery adds warmth to the industrial style, perfect for creating downward lighting above kitchens, or offices.

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Cluster of oxidised Czech factory shades
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Detail shot of oxidised Czech factory shade gallery
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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

Each original vintage light in our oxide collection has been restored to ensure their authentic heritage and deep russet tones shine on. The lights feature an interesting array of rich patinas, with surfaces and specially treated steel or iron enclosures sealed in our workshop to prevent further ageing.

Chain, cable and ceiling plate

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) 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 E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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415 mm
300 mm
7 kg
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Oxide | Light Grey | Clear

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