A very rare pink table lamp
Made in pink painted wood with a brass socket
Lamps in the movies
A 1970s Philippe Barbier table lamp was used as a prop in the French comedy Le Retour du Grand Blond from 1974 (The Return of the Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe), directed by Yves Robert with Pierre Richard, Jean Rochefort, Jean Carnet and Mireille Darc. The soundtrack and the song Sirba by Vladimir Cosma with Gheorghe Zamfir on the pan flute became a huge hit.
A 1970s Philippe Barbier nickel-plated table lamp was used as a prop in the 2012 French comedy drama film Dans la Maison (In the House). Starring Fabrice Luchini, Kristin Scott Thomas and Emmanuelle Seigner.
A 1970s 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.
A 1970s Philippe Barbier floor lamp was used as a prop in the 2022 Dutch TV series Dirty Lines. Here in season 1, episode 6. Starring: Joy Delima, Minne Koole and Chris Peters.
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.
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
Dans La Maison (2012) – Wikipedia
Peur Sur La Ville (1975) film – Wikipedia
Peur Sur La Ville (1975) film – IMDb
Nous Irons Tous Au Paradis (1977) – Wikipedia
Nous Irons Tous Au Paradis (1977) – IMDb
Vladimir Cosma, Gheorghe Zamfir – Sirba song on YouTube
Dirty Lines (2022) TV series – IMDb
Other lamps in the Peur Sur La Ville film