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A similar table lamp was used as a prop in Mr. Nobody (2009), a science fiction drama film written and directed by Jaco Van Dormael. Jaco Van Dormael is a Belgian film director, screenwriter and playwright.
Silver Plated Table Lamp
Materials: Silver plated metal. Some root wood. Bakelite socket. Fabric lampshade.
Total Height: 80 cm / 31.49”
Height: 65 cm / 25.59”
Base: 12,5 x 12,5 cm / 4.92 x 4.92”
Electricity: 1 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: Inspired by a design by Philippe Barbier.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Philippe Barbier designed many lights in this style but most of the time not so kitschy as this one. 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. (external links open in a new window)
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 lights he designed.
A Barbier 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.