Light fitting designed by Walter Burley Griffin

Made by Greater Sydney Development Association in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1922.

The work of Walter Burley Griffin relates to a wide range of late 19th and early C20th design modes, including Frank Lloyd Wright, and the international arts and crafts movement. Griffin and his wife played an important role in bringing new and individual desgin ideas to Australia, and specifically to Sydney in the 1920s throught the Castlecrag development.


Dark brown painted wood, with two parallel supports for square low pitched 'roof like' structure fitted near one end of the supports, which are exposed from the 'roof' by 170mm. A fixed crossbar and a moveable crossbar are attached to the other end of the supports.


840 mm
460 mm
460 mm


The light fitting was designed by Walter Burley Griffin, Sydney, New South Wales, in 1922. It was designed for the houses of Griffins company the Greater Sydney Development Association.
Greater Sydney Development Association 1922


This light fitting was one of three surviving originals in 136 Edinburg Road, Castlecrag, "Dwelling Number One" of the Greater Sydney Development Association, Griffin's company, which used it for offices when land and homes were being sold at Castlecrag. After almost 70 years of residential occupation it was purchased at auction by the Historic Houses Association of NSW in January 1993, in order to assist its preservation by eventual resale with one light in situ, replacing the other two with replicas.
Historic Houses Trust of NSW 1993
Griffin, Walter Burley


Purchased 1994
15 March, 1994

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Light fitting designed by Walter Burley Griffin 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 November 2017, <>
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