Green Beetle

Green Beetle

Double tube light fixture from early DDR



132 x 22 x 11 cm (L x W x H)


6.84 Kg

In Stock





From € 740,00 incl. VAT


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The Green Beetle was originally designed and produced by Paul Mrosek between 1948 and 1972. He was regarded a pioneer in manufacturing fluorescent lights that include wooden components. The housing of the fixture consist of a ‘shell’ and half-circle side parts, that are made out of beech wood. Both the sides and the metal shell display the fact that this lamp is over 40 years old. The wooden parts have been treated with linseed oil to give them back their beautiful natural appearance. The ‘shell’ has a typical deep green colour, and the lamp has been featured with a black textile cable.

These fixtures originate from a former East German factory that was specialized in Christmas decorations. The factory was operational until the late 1980s, and produced all sort of glass Christmas tree baubles.

The Green Beetle comes with:
– two 36W fluorescent tubes (2700K, 4000K, or 6500K)
– 1,5 meter of black textile 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.



Green Beetle