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French wall light by Holophane

Era: 1930s Origin: France

British made 1930s wall lights by Holophane, salvaged from a French factory. A two-part bulkhead comprising a cast steel, brushed and lacquered rear and an etched prismatic glass featuring the maker's name.

France

Origin: France

Vintage French lighting is often defined by the industrial lights of Jielde and Mapelec, but lighting companies throughout France have historically designed and manufactured lights for all applications. This variety is reflected in the styles of lights we salvage and restore - from the decorative Art Nouveau and Art Deco to the classic harder edged, clean-lined industrial aesthetic.

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Restoration

Once we’ve salvaged a collection of lights, we bring them home to our studio and begin the slow process of restoration. Each light is disassembled and we examine every component for damage and flaws, so we know which can be kept, and which need to be replaced. We then hand over to our experts – in-house and locally – to carefully restore each component by hand. That often begins with soda-blasting (an environmentally friendly way to remove old paint), before hand-polishing and lacquering.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder. The lights are suitable as both wall and ceiling fittings.

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135 mm
2.9 kg
220 mm
140 mm
Gun metal grey | White

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

Holophane

Manufacturer: Holophane

Holophane was founded in London in 1896. The name is derived from the Greek ‘Holos’ meaning whole and ‘phanos’ meaning light. The hallmark of all Holophane lights are their borosilicate pressed glass refractors - these are prisms built into the glass giving it a ribbed appearance that produces a combination of uplight and downlight. It's this spreading or refracting of light, illuminating spaces evenly, that accounts for their popularity. The Holophane ribbed glass refractor is a true vintage icon, and as Holophane is still in existence, continues to be used by the lighting industry today.

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