From one of the world’s most vogue and romantic cities — Paris, City of Lights — these original holophane globe street lamps traveled across the water to new settings, carrying with them the mystique and beauty of that luminous metropolis.
The city’s reputation as City of Lights began in the 17th century when tallow candles in glass boxes were strung across the streets on ropes. Later, oil lamps replaced candles, on tall poles that threw the city into a contrast of light and deep shadows.
Electricity replaced the antiquated methods of lighting in the city and updated LED lighting gives more people access to retain a piece of Paris history by the illumination of these vintage Paris globe lamps.
When Paris replaced its streetlamps with updated energy-efficient LED lighting, the antique globe street lamps were preserved. Olde Good Things acquired some of the lamps to be rehomed in residences, studios, offices, or businesses.
Holophane luminaires were considered top-quality and used widely in the industry due to their even dispersion of light, which negates dark spots and glare.
The vintage Paris holophane globe lamps are available on either pole or a chain for use as pendant lighting.
These storied street lamps from Paris bring beauty and functionality to any environment, whether commercial or for home interior lighting.
You can see more of how some of our creative customers have put these wonderful lights to use in their homes as dining area pendants and hall and staircases luminaires, along with other holophane lighting salvaged from the historic architecture used to brighten residential and commercial spaces, in our client-provided photos on Instagram.