1970s Philippe Barbier Table Lamp
Materials: Nickel-plated metal square base, globe and parts. Nickel-plated brass socket. Round fabric lampshade with 2 aluminium rings.
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 also designed lamps for other companies in Europe and around the world. His designs were very popular, you can find many lamps that look similar like this one. On this website you can find some examples of lamps he designed.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Le Mac (2010) – IMDB-movie database
Le Mac (2010)- Wikipedia (in French)
Never Say Never Again (1983) – IMDb
Never Say Never Again (1983) – Wikipedia
The Boys from Brazil (1978) – IMDb
The Boys From Brazil (1978) – Wikipedia
Le Retour du Grand Blond (1974)- Wikipedia
Le Retour du Grand Blond (1974) – IMDb
Vladimir Cosma, Gheorghe Zamfir – Sirba song on YouTube
Gheorghe Zamfir – Wikipedia
Lamps in the movies
A 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 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.
SPECTRE has stolen two American nuclear warheads. James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.
A Philippe Barbier table lamp was used as a prop in the science fiction thriller film The Boys From Brazil from 1978. Starring Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier and James Mason. A story about a Nazi hunter in Paraguay who discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to reinstall the Third Reich.