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czech industrial pendant lights made from bakelite
Reference 13_1654

Salvaged Eastern Bloc lighting

Era: 1950s Origin: Germany

A run of mottled conical Eastern Bloc pendant lights constructed from an industrial derivative of Bakelite. These distinctive pendants make great feature lights above kitchen counters or bars. 

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detail view o czech industrial pendant lights made from bakelite
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

Every one of our lights goes through a variety of processes to bring it from the worn and often dilapidated state it arrives in, to a stage where it is ready for your project. The first and most important stage is fully dismantling each and every light - we do this even if we have hundreds of identical lights. We then undertake an in-depth review of its construction and following that, map its journey through restoration.

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Product details

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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255 mm
350 mm
2.1 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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Within the Hilton at Tower Bridge, 1950s Eastern Bloc pendants from skinflint add a vintage element to the contemporary open kitchen and restaurant design.

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Quick, efficient and exactly as ordered. Thanks.

- Susan | Hertford | UK

Beautiful light

What a great light - we're really happy with it! Delivery time was really quick too. Will be purchasing other lights from you in due course.

- Dan | Wiltshire | UK

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