Fibreglass Rocket Floor Lamp
Materials: 3 teak legs: tripod. Orange/yellow fibreglass tube. Brass parts, brass sockets.
Height: 113 cm / 44.48”
Width: ∅22 cm / 8.66”
Fibreglass tube: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”
Electricity: 2 bulbs B22 (bayonet fitting), 2 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of lamp can be used. Not a specific one preferred. Clear light bulbs have been used for this setup.
Period: 1950s – 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: Made in different sizes, colours and versions; white, blue, green, small, big …
Often described as a lamp from Denmark but this type of rocket lamp is in all probability made in the United Kingdom, probably in the late 1950s, early 1960s: the Space Age. If you want one, you have to buy it over there. They are hard to find anywhere else in this version: the most beautiful one.
One source says it is a light made by Novoplast from the Czech Republic. Hard to believe because you always find these lamps in the UK. Novoplast was founded in 1947 and is specialized in glass-fibre reinforced plastics.
Used as a prop in the British movie Made In Dagenham, a dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford car plant in the city of Dagenham, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Movie made in 2010.
Used as a prop in the BBC’s Mrs. Brown’s Boys television sitcom.