A very rare pink table lamp
Made in pink painted wood with a brass socket
Barbier cast logo on the bottom of this Philippe Barbier nickel-plated table lamp
A Barbier lamp was used as a prop in the French comedy Le Retour du Grand Blond from 1974 (The Return of the Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe), directed by Yves Robert with Pierre Richard, Jean Rochefort, Jean Carnet and Mireille Darc. The soundtrack and the song Sirba by Vladimir Cosma with Gheorghe Zamfir on the pan flute became a huge hit.
A Philippe Barbier nickel-plated table lamp was used as a prop in the 2012 French comedy drama film Dans la Maison (In the House). Starring Fabrice Luchini, Kristin Scott Thomas and Emmanuelle Seigner.
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.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Le Mac (2010) – Wikipedia (in French)
Never Say Never Again (1983) – Wikipedia
Never Say Never Again (1983) – IMDb
The Boys From Brazil (1978) – Wikipedia
The Boys from Brazil (1978) – IMDb
Le Retour du Grand Blond (1974) – Wikipedia
Le Retour du Grand Blond (1974) – IMDb
Dans La Maison (2012) – Wikipedia
Vladimir Cosma, Gheorghe Zamfir – Sirba song on YouTube
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