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Asylum wall lights

21-04-2015

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If you had walked into a hospital ward sixty years ago you you would have undoubtably seen our beautiful Asylum Wall Lights. mounted on above the beds. They are pictured here in the infamous derelict Cane Hill Lunatic Asylum poised over the beds or bent and broken hanging down the flaking paint of the water damaged walls.

 

Installed in the late 50's their clean lines and elegant shape mean that they are now considered a classic of mid-century design, from a practical point of view the articulation of the arm and head enabled the bed and patient to be easily illuminated by the resident medical staff. Unfortunately many of these elegant lights were lost during 1980's refurbishment programs, simply discarded as being 'old fashioned' and 'out of date' they are now highly sought after stylish collectors items, and make for beautiful wall mounted bedside lamps with a slightly unusual history.

derelict hospital ward  derelict wall lights