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Private Residence: Greece

Specified by: Client

A conundrum that faced an Anglo-French couple that built a Cycladic style house on the Caldera of Santorini, was sourcing lights that could be incorporated into the architectural scheme of domes and barrel vaulted ceilings.

Having considered various ideas, styles and genres, the sheer variety of pendants and wall lights offered by Skinflint proved to be the answer.

In total over 60 light fixtures were supplied, ranging from French Holophane wall lights and converted signal lights from a frigate by Francis of Bolton to fluorescent lights by British manufactures Victor and Hayes.

Now a stunning six bedroom house on the Greek island of Santorini, overlooking the Aegean sea, this beautiful piece of architecture is also an archive where the lights proudly proclaim their origins.

Products used

Asylum wall lights (V2)

English wall mounted reading lights salvaged from a Victorian lunatic asylum in the Midlands, UK. Circa 1950.

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US traffic lights (Type 4)

Suspended American traffic lights by 'Eagle Star' with polished aluminium enclosures and new etched diffusion glass fitted. Circa 1950.

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US traffic lights (Type 5)

A set of converted American traffic lights by 'Crouse Hinds'. Polished aluminium pendants with interesting cast features to the enclosures. Circa 1950.

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Reclaimed Polish tram lights. Circa 1960

Vintage lights salvaged from decommissioned Polish trams, originally installed within the Konstal 13N tram.

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M.O.D munitions wall lights

Elegant prismatic M.O.D wall lights salvaged from a decommissioned munitions complex in the Midlands, UK. Circa 1950.

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Vintage wall lights by "Wilhelm Wagenfeld"

Beautiful angled porcelain and glass wall lights by German industrial designer "Wilhelm Wagenfeld" Dated 1955.

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Salvaged British industrial pendants

British aluminium suspended pendant lights with clear glass dome by "Coughtrie of Glasgow." Circa 1950. Polished two part enclosure with cast makers brand mark and original glass well.

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M.O.D airfield lights. Circa 1950

Fantastic run of ex M.O.D airfield lights by "Simplex of England" Substantial four part polished aluminium enclosure with circular prismatic lens and cast makers mark to bezel "Simplex Made in England."

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Cornish paintworks lights

Fantastic run of industrial fluorescent fixtures, salvaged from a paint works in Cornwall. Circa 1960.

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