Philippe Barbier Nickel-Plated Table Lamp
Materials: Nickel-plated round metal base with a globe on top. Tubular cream-white plastic lampshade with 3 chrome rings. Metal B22 socket.
Height: 52,5 cm / 20.66”
Width: ∅ 23,5 cm / 9.25”
Base: ∅ 10,3 cm / 4.05”
Electricity: 1 bulb B22, 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, Hollywood Regency.
Designer: Philippe Barbier.
Manufacturer: Maison Barbier, Paris, France.
Other versions: This Philippe Barbier nickel-plated table lamp exists with several different lampshade. Philippe Barbier designed many other lamps in this style.
Nickel-plated is not chromed. Most of the Barbier lamps are nickel-plated. It gives a darker, more distinguished appearance than chrome. Nickel-plated is a softer metal than chrome so it can’t be polished with steel wool.
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 is 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 designed many lamps. His designs were very popular. Many companies copied his designs. You can find many lamps that look similar like this one. On this website you can find several examples of lamps he designed, also the copies.
A Barbier table lamp was used as a prop in the 2010 French comedy “Le Mac”, directed by Pascal Bourdiaux. A gentle banker is forced to disguise himself as a notorious gangster and pimp.
A couple of Barbier table lamps were used as a prop in the 1983 James Bond movie Never Say Never Again with Sean Connery. SPECTRE has stolen two American nuclear warheads. James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.
A Barbier table lamp was used as a prop in the 1978 thriller film The Boys From Brazil. Starring Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier and James Mason. A story about a Nazi hunter in Paraguay who discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to reinstall the Third Reich.