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Reference 18_3002

Vintage opal pendant lights

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Stylish 1950s, British-designed retro glass shades. An opal glass shade with lovely fluted detailing and an open bottom design, real one-off elegant statement pendants. When lit the glass provides an even glow of light and the open bottom allows a degree of downlight.

UK

Origin: UK

Lighting design in the UK benefitted from a free market. Different companies were working at the same time, designing and producing similar products for the same market. Often with only slight differences in their style, they constantly upgraded and improved their original designs. The products we salvage come from the old industrial heartland of England. This area of the UK was once the boiler room of the British economy - from the potteries of Stoke, through the engineering works of Birmingham, to the wool, textile and cotton mills of Oldham and Manchester.

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Restoration

In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at skinflint is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each piece. We have three guiding principles: To salvage the best lighting from the 1920s to the 1970s; To restore every piece sensitively - without compromising its character; To restore each fixture to the highest modern standards. Every light we reclaim has two tales to tell - its original use, and how it came to be salvaged. We’ll let you know its history but the next chapter is up to you.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder, 2mtrs of traditional silver braided cable and ceiling suspension plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable please just ask).

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145 mm
170 mm
0.4 kg
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White

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

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- Martin | London | UK

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- Robert | Chichester | UK

Just what I had been looking for

I was very happy with the products I received. They arrived quickly and were packed brilliantly and professionally. There was no way they were going to be damaged in transit.

- Shakilah | Buckinghamshire | UK

Finishing touches

Lighting is critical to any room and when it came to putting the finishing touches to our vintage kitchen, we came to skinflint - and we found exactly what we wanted.

- Estelle | London | UK