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In the summer of 2018, we stumbled on a large collection of glass chandelier parts. Globes, domes, and decorated lampoons in a large variety of colours and sizes, More than 7000 glass pieces in total. Notes on the boxes allow the production to be traced to the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s. The presence of boxes of several different Belgian glass manufacturers, lead to think that we discovered a leftover of the bankruptcy of Manuverbel in the mid 1970s.

Manuverbel (later Manubelver) brought together the production of the legendary Belgian glass factories Rubbel/Boom, Doyen and Boussu in one single industrial entity. At the end of the 1960s, those individual companies had been in a very rough shape. While their production was still mostly manual, elsewhere more automated production techniques had been further perfected. More-over, the labour cost had soared and the competition by East-European companies was very hard. The project of Manuverbel was to attempt to rapidly modernise the production infrastructure, and to pool ressources and distribution channels. However, in less than one decade, Manuverbel burned trough it’s reserves and was forced to file for bankruptcy.

Because we found only the glass parts, and almost no hardware or fittings, our light workshop will in the coming weeks and months focus on the production of new hanging systems. Given the large quantities available, we are open to collaborations with architects and designers on site-specific projects. For larger orders it is also possible to customise the designs, for instance with custom cable colours, gold-plated sockets and so on.

 

Available products (much more following):

  • Lampoons in glass ca. 1970

    € 1,00/ pc.
  • Small hanging light ‘Steven’

     29,00
    66 available
  • Small hanging light ‘George’

     29,00
    68 available
  • Small hanging light in pressed glass ‘Jacqueline’

     39,00
    49 available
  • Wall light ‘Amy’

     39,00
    76 available
  • Hanging lampoon ‘Ludovic’

     39,00
    200 available
  • Wall or ceiling light ‘Rudolf’

     39,00
    95 available
  • Small hanging light ‘Ida’

     39,00 /pc.
    5 available
  • Frosted glass pendant light ‘Tristan’

     39,00 349,00
  • Ceiling or wall light ‘Walter’

     39,00
    37 available
  • Wall or ceiling light ‘Jacqueline’

     39,00
    43 available
  • Ceiling or wall light ‘Clara’

     39,00
    3 available
  • Hanging light ‘Sven’

     39,00
    8 available
  • Small hanging light ‘Emma’

     39,00
    67 available
  • Ceiling or wall light ‘Marilyn’

     39,00
    108 available
  • Small hanging light ‘Miranda’

     39,00
    55 available
  • Sale!

    Glass pendant light ‘Verner’

     69,00  39,00 /pc.
    87 available
  • Wall or ceiling light ‘Roberto’

     45,00
    10 available
  • Night light ‘Spade’ in brass and opaline

     49,00
    17 available
  • Night light ‘Gislaine’ in brass and opaline

     49,00
    6 available
  • Night light ‘Jacqueline’ in brass and glass

     49,00
    31 available
  • Opaline hanging light ‘Elodie’

     49,00
    11 available
  • Night light ‘Georgette’ in brass and glass

     49,00
    24 available
  • Wall light ‘Benjamin’

     49,00
  • Night light ‘Roos’ in brass and glass

     49,00
    4 available
  • Round smoky glass light ‘Christelle’

     49,00
    88 available
  • Hanging light ‘David’

     59,00
    12 available
  • Hanging light ‘Kersten’

     59,00
    12 available
  • Glass hanging light ‘Alex’

     59,00
    12 available
  • Glass pendant light ‘Veronica’

     69,00
    10 available
  • Wall or ceiling light ‘Michelle’

     69,00
    6 available
  • Glass pendant light ‘Lantern’ striped

     69,00
    4 available
  • Opaline hanging light ‘Camille’

     69,00
    40 available
  • Round glass light ‘Victoria’

     79,00
    11 available
  • Hanging light in glass

     79,00
    3 available
  • Glass pendant light ‘Frosted dew”

     85,00
  • Glass pendant light ‘Lantern’ bubbles

     85,00
    16 available
  • Wall or ceiling light ‘Jacopo’

     89,00
    9 available
  • Hanging light in glass “Francesca”

     149,00
    10 available
  • Hanging light in glass “Sophie”

     149,00
    10 available

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