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Philippe Barbier Nickel-Plated Table Lamp

Materials: Nickel-plated metal round base with a globe on top. Metal socket. Round plastic lampshade with 3 aluminium rings.

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. Of this lamp only 1 version was made. 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. It is softer than chrome so they can’t be polished with steel wool.

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 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 copy’s.

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)