Loading

Oxidised Eastern Bloc pendant lights

Left
Reference 18_3055

Oxidised Eastern Bloc pendant lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Industrial prismatic pendants salvaged from factories within former Czechoslovakia, featuring an oxidised and sealed two part steel enclosure. The original prismatic glass refractor creates a striking all round glow and distribution of light when illuminated.

Left
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 the 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.

View all lights from Czechoslovakia (former)

Restoration

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, we then begin the journey to bring it back to life. At skinflint we tend not to repaint surfaces, this would make the lights look too ‘new’ and they’d lose some of their individuality. So, with ferrous metals such as iron and steel, we linish the surface on large rotating wire wheels adding depth, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

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).

Diameter:
Height:
Weight:
Length:
Width:
Colour:

220 mm
280 mm
5.2 kg
n/a mm
n/a mm
Oxide

IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

Shipping

Shipping

Our UK and international shipping options explained.

Read more

Returns

Returns

Here you will find popular questions and answers relating to returns.

Read more

Light Bulbs

Light Bulbs

Here you will find popular questions and answers relating to modern day light bulbs.

Read more

Wet Rooms

Wet Rooms

Information relating to where our lights can be used in bathrooms and IP ratings.

Read more

Applications

Applications

Here you will find popular questions and answers relating to the application of our lights.

Read more

More lights from the 1950s

More lights from Czechoslovakia (former)

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

Ceiling plates

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

- Jonny | East Sussex | UK

Stunning French factory lights

Beautiful lights, exactly as described and photographed online, and with very quick delivery. Thank you.

- Henrietta | Kent | 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