A Shining Light. Pendant Lamps with Enamelled Shades.
Enamel, also known as smelted glass, is characterised by its outstanding technical properties: it is scratch-resistant, UV-resistant, easy to clean and not electrically conductive. In addition, it has a naturally smooth, glossy surface, which otherwise can only be produced by means of a wet lacquer. It is therefore unsurprising that the manufacturer of these lampshades, formed out of pressed steel plating, has coated them inside and out with enamel. In the first firing, an initial undercoat of enamel is produced. In the second firing, the top-coat is applied. This is then wiped off at the edges, whereby the base layer of enamel there is fired at over 800 ° C. This results in a somewhat rougher edge, which is, however, less sensitive to chipping and therefore a characteristic feature of genuine enamel products.