Great Grey Owl

Great Grey Owl | DDR Spotlight On Azobé Socket

Great Grey Owl

DDR studio spotlight on oak socket



46 x 34 x 69 cm (L x W x H)


19,1 Kg

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 1.290,00 excl. VAT

During the DDR era this characteristic Great Grey Owl functioned as a studio spotlight and illuminated objects from a great distance. The characteristic fixture consists of a grey steel-plated body, holding an E27 socket and a glass window that provides a diffuse light. Furthermore it holds an adjustable mirror, that enables the spotlights’ beam to narrow down or become wider.

The Great Grey Owl originates from a military site in the outskirts of Berlin. It was found at the theatre in the complex, where it illuminated the entertainment of the Soviet military staff. The light is mounted to a ‘slice’ of a oak wood that was once used for launching ships at a docking yard just outside Amsterdam. The wood is more than forty years old, and we love how decades of erosion left their markings on the wood. It has been treated with linseed oil to preserve the oak.

The Great Grey Owl comes with a special 60 watt E27 deco bulb, a 1,5 meter matt black cable, and a passport describing its history and origin.

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.

Great Grey Owl | DDR Spotlight On Azobé Socket

Great Grey Owl