Fibreglass Triple Rocket Floor Lamp
Materials: Round metal base with a round polished brass ring on top. 3 brass rods and brass parts. 3 orange, yellow, red and green fibreglass tubes. Brass sockets.
Height: 165 cm / 64.96”
Lampshades: ∅ 10 x 37 cm / 3.93 x 14.56”
Base: ∅ 22 cm / 8.66”
Electricity: 3 bulbs E27, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern – Space Age.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Novoplast, Dolná Streda, Czech Republic – attributed.
Other versions: This fibreglass triple rocket floor lamp was in all probability made in several versions.
The lampshades were in all probability produced by Novoplast, the lamp itself could be German. It is made in a high quality with beautiful details.
Many other lamps were produced, all with similar tubular fibreglass lampshades.
Lampshades like these were made in several colours: yellow, orange, red, white, blue, green…
A typical late 50s, early 60s floor lamp from the Space Age when rockets became popular in design. Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit around the Earth on 12 April 1961.
Novoplast is a company from the Czech Republic. The company was founded in 1947 and is specialised in glass-fibre reinforced plastics. The company still exists, but they don’t produce lighting anymore.
In the 50s and 60s the Czech Republic was a communist state under Soviet influence after a coup d’état in 1948. In 1993 Czechoslovakia peacefully dissolved. Its states becoming the independent states of Slovakia and the Czech Republic.