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White version spotted somewhere in Aachen in 2015 (Germany)

Bega 5748 - white - Aachen, Germany


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Bubble Glass Garden Wall Lamp


Materials: Aluminium alloy, brass. Stainless steel, crystal smoked hand blown bubble glass (pulegoso). Metal sockets.

Height: 48 cm / 18.89”

Depth: 41 cm / 16.14”

Glass globe: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”

Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 40 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: To be determined.

Manufacturers: Glashütte Limburg, Glashüttenweg 1, 65549 Limburg an der Lahn, Germany. BEGA Gantenbrink-Leuchten, Menden, Germany.

Other versions: Made in different colours and sizes. Also made as a street lamp and a lighting pole garden lamp.

Spare parts can still be ordered for these lamps. They can be used inside or outdoors (IP 44).

The Bega wall lamp model 5054 won the iF Design Award in 1976.

Pulegoso: (Italian – the slang term “Pulega” = bubble) Glass with a rough surfaceopaque or semi translucent, formed by tiny bubbles obtained with special devices (baking soda, oil,…) typical of the twenties and attributed to Napoleon Martinuzzi.

Glashütte Limburg

Glashütte Limburg was founded in 1946. Today Glashütte Limburg is a member of the Bega group. The company still exists and they make beautiful (industrial) lighting. The name Glashütte Limburg is no longer in use since 2017. Bega was founded in 1945 by goldsmith and steel engraver Heinrich Gartenbrink

One of the best known designers for Glashütte Limburg was Helena Tynell who created several amber bubble glass lights 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.

Links (all external links open in a new window)

iF Design award 1976

Limburg an der Lahn on Wikipedia

Helena Tynell on Wikipedia (only in Suomi (2017))

Glashütte Limburg website

History of the Bega company

Glashütte Limburg manufactures exclusive interior luminaires with natural gas

Bega website

Bega North America website

Other Glashütte Limburg lamps on Vintageinfo

Bega lamps on Vintageinfo

Other Bubble glass lamps on Vintageinfo

iF Design Award 1976

Bega 5748 Garden Wall Lamp
More or less the same lamp, other light bulb inside: compact fluorescent lamp 18 watt.

Bega 5748 scheme

Bega Garden Wall Lamp 5748