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Lighting

Over the years Retrouvius has sourced lighting from a huge variety of buildings; factories, large commercial spaces, French farms, Italian apartamento, chapels.

Our restored historic shades complement buildings of every period and style, Edwardian, Mid Century, industrial. Fittings from well known companies such as Holophane, Thorlux and Gecoray, sit alongside French frilly glass plates and Czech Modernism in our shop.

In the early Twentieth Century, when electrification of homes was becoming widespread, domestic lighting was expensive. Designs were celebrated with extremely ornate fittings and made of top quality materials with intricate craftsmanship. 

Retrouvius supplies lighting ready to install, having been PAT tested and professionally tested. Flex comes in a variety of colours, wired to BC standard at two metre lengths.

Our current stock includes a small selection of rare Warren Platner designed lights.

Originally produced in relatively small quantities in the late 1970s and 1980s they have curved brass fronts. A painted steel centre holds ES lampholders.