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Black Elephant

Black Elephant

Large ‘mushroom-shaped’ enamel fixture

Regular price €2.450,00 EUR
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Regular price Sale price €2.450,00 EUR
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2 items available
(4-6 weeks delivery time)

During the DDR-era, these industrial lights were placed high on wooden or concrete poles, and illuminated outside areas from great heights. They originally featured a 1000 watt light bulb, and were found along railway tracks or on military complexes.


We placed the fixture on a piece of Basralocus wood, weighing almost 100 kilograms. This socket used to be a docking piling at one of the many bridges of Amsterdam. The fact that this extraordinary piece of wood has been in the water for 40 years is clearly reflected in its beautiful erosion markings.


Weight: 100 kg
Dimensions: 158 x 72 x 72 cm (L x W x H)
Shipping: Worldwide

Detail Information

The Black Elephant comes with a warm LED bulb (E27 / 2200K), a 1,5 meter matt black cable including grounded plug, and its passport describing the history and origin of the lamp.

Our Items

All our pieces are restored and modernized so that the will last for decades to come. Please note that all original makers’ marks and labeling are to be disregarded, and that we recommend using all items internally, including those originally designed for external use.

Website images
Our items have had a previous life. This means they often show signs of their previous life, which in our opinion, is part of their charm. Please note that when multiple items of the same type have been salvaged from one site, only one of the items is shown on the website as an example. The item shown is always representative of all items within that specific batch. On request, we provide images of a particular item.

Installation of lights
We prepare our lighting fixtures for installation. The black electrical cable that comes with the lighting fixture is already connected, and if bulbs or fluorescent lights are included, these have been installed in advance. We recommend to have all lighting fixtures installed by a qualified electrician.

Items can be customized on request. If you have any special requirements, just get in touch with us and we will do our utmost to provide what you are looking for.

Dimmable fluorescent lighting
Fluorescent lights have the fine quality of producing a bright light. Perfect for office environments, but not always that best atmosphere for living spaces. With our dimmable customization, fluorescent lights can vary from 3% to full strength, emitting a warm and pleasant glow. Please contact us for more information on our dimmable fluorescent lights.

Delivery time

The delivery time of a fixture depends on the location. The average shipping duration ranges from 3-10 business days.

Please keep in mind that our products typically require 4-6 weeks production time before shipping.

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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. We present the lamp in it’s original finish, or re-finish the light in it’s original color. 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.

Our Story

Blom & Blom started with two brothers who share a passion for unique items. Often overlooked but always with a hidden potential. Each with its own story to tell. Items that deserve a new life.

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