Black Swan

Medium Bauhaus-style enamel lamp shade

Black Swan

Medium Bauhaus-style enamel lamp shade



43 x 43 x 44 cm (L x W x H)


2.1 Kg

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 290,00 excl. VAT



This classical lamp shade was commonly used during the DDR era, and originally designed by the Bauhaus movement in the late 1920s. These lights were produced in large numbers by the lighting manufacturer Leuchtenbau Leipzig, in order to be used in light industrial areas like collective farms and railway stations. They feature an enameled shade with a bakelite connection box, and come in various types and sizes.

The medium-sized shade with a stepped dome hung in one of the abandoned buildings of an East German ‘Kabelwerk’, a manufacturer of high-and low-voltage cables. Until the factory was closed in the early nineties, it was one of the lights that illuminated the manufacturing area from great height.

All our lights are restored by hand with the greatest care. As unique piece of heritage, we seek to preserve the light’s authentic appearance. The lamp has been completely rewired to current standards, and fully assembled and tested to European Legislation, We hope that it may be preserved for many centuries to come.

The Black Swan can be supplied with either halogen or LED bulb. Standard the light comes with 2.0m long cable, 2.0m suspension wires, and black canopy. Other lengths for cable and suspension wires possible on request, please specify in comments at check out. The Black Swan will be accompanied by its passport, documenting the history and origin of the lamp.
110 volt options, US & Canada wiring, and other specialties are available.


Medium Bauhaus-style enamel lamp shade

Black Swan