XL Polish street lights by Mesko (V2)

A hanging XL Polish street light by Mesko
Reference 20_3308

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.

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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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).


430 mm
510 mm
6.6 kg
n/a mm
n/a mm
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

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Totally gorgeous; I love it. Delivery was very fast too. I now have two choices (a) ration visits to this website or (b) buy a bigger house with space for all the stunning lights! 

- Jean | London | UK

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What a great looking light! Fantastic in the kitchen and a great talking point. Thanks.

- Neil | Cumbria | UK

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Love the lights, love your ethos. Absolutely what more companies need to be doing. I have my Retro Czech Ceiling Lights (V2) in my dining room and the spray of light they give off is gorgeous and unusual.

- Jenny | Lincolnshire | UK

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My beautiful lamp arrived and the bespoke adaption is fabulous - this beauty is now mobile in my art studio, perfect for when I’m washing down my silk screens or doing detailed pencil work at my desk. 

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