Links (all external links open in a new window)
History of the BEGA company on the Bega website
BEGA North America website
Model 4870 on the iF World Design Guide website
Helena Tynell on Wikipedia (only in Suomi (2017))
Glashütte Limburg manufactures exclusive interior luminaires with natural gas
BEGA lamps on Vintageinfo
Glashütte Limburg lamps on Vintageinfo
BEGA Outdoor Flush Mounts or Wall Lamps
Materials: Cylindrical black painted aluminium alloy, painted with some wrinkle paint. Opaque cylindrical glass. Porcelain socket.
Height: 17 cm / 6.69”
Width: ∅ 11 cm / 4.33”
Base Height: 6,5 cm / 2.55”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: The BEGA design team.
Manufacturer: BEGA Gantenbrink-Leuchten, Menden, Germany.
Other versions: These outdoor or garden lamps are model 4865. Made with different forms of glass. A round version, model 4870 won an iF Design Award in 1980. These wall lamps or flush mounts can be used inside or outside (IP 55).
The BEGA company was founded in September 1945, at the end of the Second World War and started as a small business with 5 employees. BEGA received the “Medaille d’Or” at the international trade fair in Luxembourg in 1952. In 1958, BEGA construct the new multi-storey luminaire block with a few other companies at the largest industrial fair in the world in Hanover: an important and courageous step which finally leads to the “World Light Show“.
The complete history of the BEGA company can be found on their website. The company still exists and they make beautiful (industrial) lighting. Glashütte Limburg is a member of the BEGA group. BEGA received 275 iF Design Awards. You can find them over here on the iF Design website.
Glashütte Limburg was founded in 1946. The name Glashütte Limburg is no longer in use since 2017.
One of the best known designers for Glashütte Limburg was Helena Tynell who created several amber bubble glass lamps for the company. They were made in many forms and sizes. Helena Tynell lived from 1918 until 2016. She was married to the famous designer Paavo Tynell (1890-1973).
Glashütte Limburg received 160 iF Design Awards. You can find them over here on the iF Design website.