Glashütte Limburg Opaque Half Round Flush Mount or Wall Lamp
Materials: Opaque crystal glass, brass. Metal ceiling piece, porcelain socket.
Height: 15 cm / 5.90”
Width: ∅ 29 cm / 11.41”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 socket can be used. But preferably a white or frosted one. Clear bulbs create stripes on white/opaque glass.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Glashütte Limburg, Glashüttenweg 1, 65549 Limburg an der Lahn – Germany.
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 exist 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 (external links open in a new window)
Helena Tynell on Wikipedia (only in Suomi (2018))
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.