1970s Philippe Barbier Table Lamp
Materials: Square nickel-plated metal (iron) base. Nickel-plated globe and parts. Round tubular fabric lampshade with 2 aluminium rings. Nickel-plated brass B22 socket.
Total Height: 75,4 cm / 29.68”
Height: 45,7 cm / 17.99”
Width: ∅ 39,3 cm / 15.47”
Width Base: 22 cm / 8.66”
Base: 15 x 15 cm / 5.90 x 5.90”
Electricity: 1 bulb B22, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Philippe Barbier.
Manufacturer: Maison Barbier, Paris, France.
Other versions: This 1970s Philippe Barbier table lamp exists in several varieties. Philippe Barbier designed many lamps in this style.
Maison Barbier was a small factory in the Rue du Pré aux Clercs, near the Boulevard Saint-Germain in the centre of Paris. The company is long gone.
Philippe Barbier was a well-known French designer. He was the first to distribute the famous stool “Tam-Tam” designed by Henry Massonnet (1922-2005), which he helped to develop. The chair is still in production.
Philippe Barbier designed many lamps. His designs were very popular. Many companies copied his designs. You can find many lamps that look similar like this one. On this website you can find several examples of lamps he designed, also the copies.
Lamps in the movies
A 1970s Philippe Barbier table lamp was used as a prop in the French comedy Le Mac from 2010. It was directed by Pascal Bourdiaux. Starring José Garcia,Gilbert Melki andCarmen Maura.
A gentle banker is forced to disguise himself as a notorious gangster and pimp.
A big marble Philippe Barbier floor lamp was used as a prop in the 1977 French comedy Nous Irons Tous Au Paradis (We Will All Meet in Paradise). Starring Jean Rochefort, Claude Brasseur and Victor Lanoux.
A couple Philippe Barbier table lamps were used as a prop in the 1983 James Bond film Never Say Never Again. Starring Sean Connery, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Max von Sydow and Barbara Carrera.
A 1970s Philippe Barbier table lamp was used as a prop in the 1975 French crime film Peur Sur La Ville (Fear Over the City or Night Caller). Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Denner and Giovanni Cianfriglia. Many other lamps appear in this movie. In this scene also a Weltron radio appears.