A form of lighting that has been around for generations in France is the rise and fall ceiling light. Working on a pulley system, it is not only fashionable today, but also so practical to be able to alter the height of the light above a table or worktop.
They are so easy to use, to raise or lower, simply hold the shade lightly and push up or pull down!
Traditionally the light shade in made of opaline glass while the ceilng fitting and pulley system are encased in porcelaine. This picture is an old light found at a brocante fair and luckily in good working order.
Today there are plenty of reproduction versions available, including double or even triple light fittings. Metal has also replaced the glass and china, and there is a huge choice of colours.
so what do you think? like or unlike? :)
pictures thanks to pinterest and google images