Aluminium bunker pendant #1051

Made by: Polam Wilkasy  Era: 1980’s  Origin: Poland

This unique bunker pendant was recovered from a mine found deep within the Czech Republic. Composed of an interesting, finned casing sitting above a thick-set glass dome and complemented with its original pivot bracket. This is is a wonderfully balanced pendant, guaranteed to add interest to contemporary interiors.


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Manufactured in the 80’s by the renowned Polish lighting manufacturer ‘Polam Wilkasy’.
A product of brutalist construction, every detail of this pendant serves a function. The sealed unit allowed operation within volatile environments and the highly unique finned structure was crucial for heat dissipation. The resulting fitting is true to the oppressed soviet design of the period and has left behind an object with an abundance of intrigue.

Although predominantly found within bunkers, this fitting was recovered from a decommissioned mining facility within Ostrava – the industrial powerhouse of Czechoslovakia. This pendant was used to illuminate the passageways surrounding one of the main blast furnaces; it had been in place for nearly forty years. The aluminium casing remained in remarkable condition so we made the decision to exhibit this pendant in its bare-metal form. Following a gentle vapour blasting process, all contaminants were removed from the mouldings, exposing the beautiful surface textures left behind when it was originally casted.

Further information
This fitting arrives complete with a new ceramic E27 lamp holder, two metres of black cable, two metres of steel chain and a ceiling mounting plate. Complete and ready to hang.
Rewired & PAT tested.
IP20 rated for internal use only.
Height: 370 mm
Diameter: 280 mm
Weight: 7 kg

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