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XL Polish street lights by Mesko (V2)

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A hanging XL Polish street light by Mesko
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XL Polish street lights by Mesko (V2)

Era: 1960s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Imposing industrial pendant lights by Polish manufacturer Mesko. Dating back to the 1960s, these steel shades would have once illuminated the streets of former Czechoslovakia. Sensitively restored and refinished, these street lights feature the original manufacturer's marks and a rich surface patina.

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The detailed neck of a XL Polish street light by Mesko
The underside of a XL Polish street light by Mesko
The manufacturer's mark on a XL Polish street light by Mesko
A trio of XL Polish street lights by Mesko
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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

Once our collection of Polish street lights has been salvaged, they are brought home to our studio and the meticulous process of restoration begins. Each pendant is disassembled and every component examined. We then hand over to our experts – in-house and locally – to carefully restore each piece by hand. These particular street lights have been soda blasted (an environmentally friendly way to remove old paint), before being refinished, powder coated and rewired for modern day use, ready for the next chapter of their lives.

XL Polish street light by Mesko suspension set

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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430 mm
510 mm
6.6 kg
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Gun metal grey

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

Wonderfully restored

Their product is invariably beautiful and wonderfully restored. To have lights that have seen so much and then get a second life is inspiring in many ways.

- Matthew | London | 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

Outstanding customer service

Thank you for the very careful crating and packing. The fixture is even better in person! We are so impressed with not only your inventory, but your outstanding customer service. 

- Jerry | California | US

Beautifully restored Thorlux pendants

The lights definitely bring a sense of authentic character and history to the space. It's the truth when I say I had the lights before I even had final house plans! 

- Leslie Huntley | Roost Interior Design | US