Boxed Giraffe

Boxed Giraffe

Long single tube light fixture from late DDR era



5.23 Kg


160 x 10 x 18 (L x W x H)

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 740,00 excl. VAT



This fluorescent light fixture originates from the late DDR era. The design and materials indicate that the lamp originate from the 1970s. It is similar to the ‘Giraffe’, this fixture has a stretched bakelite housing with bakelite connection box and a long glass tube, give this lamp a light and slender character.

The lamp was salvaged from an abandoned fertilizer manufacturer in East Germany. The factory was build by the Nazi’s during WWII, and taken over by the Soviet military administration during the DDR-era. The factory had to close soon after the reunification of Germany due to the lack of financial means; it has been abandoned since. The lamp was mounted to the ceiling of one of the corridors in the enormous tunnel system beneath the complex.

The Special Giraffe comes with:
– a 58W fluorescent tube (2700K, 4000K, or 6500K)
– 1,6 meter of black neoprene cable (other lengths possible)
– suspension set (optional)
– DALI or 1-10V dimmable on request (optional)
– a passport or historical sign describing the history and origin of the lamp.

The fixture has been completely rewired to current standards, and is assembled and tested to EN 60598 directive of European Harmonized Legislation. US & Canada wiring available on request.

Boxed Giraffe