George Kovacs, Innovator in Lighting Fixtures, Dies at 80

Posted on June 27, 2008

George Kovacs, a designer, manufacturer and importer of innovative and stylish modern lighting fixtures who introduced the ubiquitous halogen torchiere to the United States, died Friday at his home in Manhattan. At the age of 12, he was one of the first of thousands of Jewish children placed on what were called Kindertransport trains and sent to foster homes in England after the Nazis occupied Austria.

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