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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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Maison Barbier

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.

Maison Barbier Style Table Lamp used as a prop in the film Mr. Nobody (2009) Lamps in the movies!