Fibreglass Rocket Floor Lamp
Materials: 3 teak legs: tripod. Orange/yellow fibreglass tube. Brass parts, brass sockets.
Height: 113 cm / 44.48”
Width: ∅ 22 cm / 8.66”
Fibreglass tube: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”
Electricity: 2 bulbs B22 (bayonet fitting), 2 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of lamp can be used. Not a specific one preferred. Clear light bulbs have been used for this setup.
Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Novoplast, Dolná Streda, Czech Republic.
Other versions: Made in several sizes, colours and versions; white, blue, green, small, big … Probably also produced with E27-sockets.
Often described as a lamp from Denmark but this type of rocket lamp is in all probability made in the Czech Republic, probably in the late 1950s, early 1960s: the Space Age.
These lamps were made in the Czech Republic, but if you want one, you have to buy it in the United Kingdom. Most of the time when a lamp is for sale it is in the UK. It must be a very popular lamp at that time in Great Britain. They are hard to find anywhere else in this version: the most beautiful one.
Novoplast is a company from the Czech Republic. Novoplast was founded in 1947 and is specialized in glass-fibre reinforced plastics.
Used as a prop in the British film Made In Dagenham (2010). A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford car plant in the city of Dagenham, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Used as a prop in the BBC’s Mrs. Brown’s Boys television sitcom.