DDR Bahnheizkörper gets new lease on (a low-wattage) life

As the old adage goes: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. I can’t walk past a dumpster without having a look inside to see what other people have chucked. In this case, someone across the street had apparently not paid their rent in 6 months, was off in Southeast Asia somewhere, and the landlord decided to dispose of the poor fella’s entire household.

I ‘salvaged’ this old DDR heater and rewired it to hold this ropelight, added a dimmer switch, and mounted it on my wall, next to one of Malcolm Tarlofsky’s prints. One of my favorite restaurants in the area, Osmans Töchter, also made a lamp out of one of these heaters. The lighting in that place in general is actually quite nice, as is the food!

DDR Bahnheizkörper becomes a Lamp
DDR Bahnheizkörper becomes a Lamp