Antiques light show

Words:
Jan-Carlos Kucharek

Second life for WWII landing lights

Anybody who had the pleasure of seeing Powell and Pressburger’s 1946 ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ will be aware that the oldies are always the goodies- something that’s obviously been picked up by the guys at Skinflint, who’ve swapped ‘Life’ for ‘Light’ and been going around finding disused WWII airstrips, ripping out the landing lights and restoring them for domestic and commercial use, thus giving them a second pass on the style runway. The luminaires might not come in at Ryanair prices, or qualify weight-wise as ‘carry-on’ luggage, but the classic retro style they evoke is a given – even if you’re not David Niven. 

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