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A very rare pink table lamp 

Made in pink painted wood with a brass socket

Philippe Barbier Table Lamp - Pink edition made of wood

Philippe Barbier Table Lamp - Pink table lamp - Maison Barbier logo

Barbier cast logo on the bottom of this lamp

Philippe Barbier Table Lamp - Maison Barbier metal cast logo

Philippe Barbier Table Lamp - Metal base

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.

 Philippe Barbier Table Lamp - Le Retour du Grand Blond (1974) - The Return of the Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe


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Philippe Barbier Table Lamp


Materials: Nickel-plated metal. Metal socket. Fabric and aluminium lampshade.

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 – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Philippe Barbier.

Manufacturer: Maison Barbier, Paris, France.

Other versions: Philippe Barbier designed many lamps in this style.

Maison Barbier

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

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 also designed lamps for other companies in Europe and around the world. His designs were very popular, you can find many lamps that look similar like this one. On this website you can find some examples of lamps he designed.

A Barbier lamp used as a prop in the French comedy “Le Mac” made in 2010, directed by Pascal Bourdiaux.
A gentle banker is forced to disguise himself as a notorious gangster and pimp.

Philippe Barbier Table Lamp - Le Mac (2010 film)

A couple Barbier table lamps 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.

 Philippe Barbier Table Lamp - Never Say Never Again - 1983

Barbier table lamp used as a prop in The Boys From Brazil (1978)
With 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.

 Philippe Barbier Table Lamp - Philippe Barbier table lamp used as a prop in the film The Boys From Brazil (1978)