Fluidium lamp

Side view of a lava lamap showing the smooth lines of the lamp. Side view of a lava lamap showing the lava beginning to rise. Side view of a lava lamap showing the lava beginning to rise. Side view of a lava lamap showing the lava bubbling. Side view of a lava lamap showing the lava bubbling. Side view of a lava lamap showing the lava bubbling. Close view of a lava lamap showing the Mathmos mark and the metal coil. Side view of a lava lamap showing the cap. Top view of a lava lamap showing the inside of the base. Underside view of a lava lamap showing the structure ribs in the base. Side view of a lava lamap showing the packaging. Side view of a lava lamap showing the packaging. Side view of a lava lamap showing the packaging.
Side view of a lava lamap showing the smooth lines of the lamp. Side view of a lava lamap showing the lava beginning to rise. Side view of a lava lamap showing the lava beginning to rise. Side view of a lava lamap showing the lava bubbling. Side view of a lava lamap showing the lava bubbling. Side view of a lava lamap showing the lava bubbling. Close view of a lava lamap showing the Mathmos mark and the metal coil. Side view of a lava lamap showing the cap. Top view of a lava lamap showing the inside of the base. Underside view of a lava lamap showing the structure ribs in the base. Side view of a lava lamap showing the packaging. Side view of a lava lamap showing the packaging. Side view of a lava lamap showing the packaging.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 001843
Country
Date
1999

Description

A 1990s variation on the original 'Astro' Lava lamp (1963) designed by Ross Lovegrove. This lamp has a curvaceous PC (polycarbonate) casing around a sodalime glass body. The light bulb in the base heats up the coloured wax for a moving globular display. The lamps are still being produced by Mathmos on the original site in Poole.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

"Mathmos. Fluidium"
Dimensions
Width
276mm
Height
380mm
Depth
156mm
Material Note
plastic
PC base and cap
polycarbonate
glass sodalime glass
wax
Colour