Philippe Barbier Aubergine Table Lamp
Materials: Eggplant/ brownish-purple/aubergine coloured enamelled round metal base (iron). Metal globe on top of the base. Chromed metal (iron) parts. Bakelite socket. Brown round fabric lampshade with 3 aluminium rings.
Total Height: 64 cm / 25.19”
Height: 38 cm / 14.96”
Base: ∅ 10 cm / 3.93”
Electricity: 1 x bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Philippe Barbier.
Manufacturer: Maison Barbier, Paris, France.
Other versions: This Philippe Barbier aubergine table lamp exists in several colours. Philippe Barbier designed many lamps in this style with a globe in the middle.
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 a well-known French designer. He 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.
Philippe Barbier’s designs were very popular, you can find many lamps that look similar such as this one. On this website you can find some examples of lamps he designed or were made after his design.
Lamps in the movies
A Maison Barbier table lamp used as a prop in the French comedy “Le Mac” made in 2010, directed by Pascal Bourdiaux.
A couple Barbier table lamps used as a prop in the 1983 James Bond movie “Never Say Never Again” with Sean Connery.