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 was made in the Czech Republic 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. That’s because Habitat sold these floor lamps in the 1960s. 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.
Habitat Retail Ltd, trading as Habitat is a retailer of household furnishings. Sir Terence Conran founded the company in London in 1964. The business expanded quickly and in 1973 the first store in Europe was opened in Paris, France. The company expanded and merged frequently over the years. In 2011 the company almost went bankrupt.
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.