1970s Silver Plated Table Lamp
Materials: Square base, silver plated metal. Some square root wood. Big metal globe. Bakelite socket. Cream coloured fabric lampshade with frills.
Total Height: 80 cm / 31.49”
Height: 65 cm / 25.59”
Base: 12,5 x 12,5 cm / 4.92 x 4.92”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Kitsch.
Designer: Inspired by a design by Philippe Barbier.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This 1970s silver plated table lamp exists in several versions. As you can see below, also a type of floor table lamp was made.
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Philippe Barbier designed many table lamps in this style but not so kitschy as this one. 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 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. (external links open in a new window)
Lamps in the movies!
A comparable floor-table lamp with a different lampshade was used as a prop in the 2009 film Mr. Nobody. A science fiction drama film written and directed by Jaco Van Dormael. Starring Jared Leto,
Sarah Polley and Diane Kruger. Many other lamps appear in this film.