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1970s Silver Plated Table Lamp

Materials: Square base, silver plated metal. Some square root wood. Big metal globe. Bakelite socket. Cream coloured fabric lampshade with frills.

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 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s, 1970s – Kitsch.

Designer: Inspired by a design by Philippe Barbier.

Manufacturer: To be appraised. 

Other versions: This 1970s silver plated table lamp exists in several versions. As you can see below, also a type of floor table lamp was made.

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Maison Barbier

Philippe Barbier designed many table lamps in this style but 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 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)

Lamps in the movies!

A comparable floor/table lamp with a different lampshade 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.

Maison Barbier Style Table Lamp used as a prop in the film Mr. Nobody (2009) Lamps in the movies!