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Mathmos Ltd., Fluidium

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Title Fluidium
Collection Museum of Design in Plastics: Arts University Bournemouth
Designer Lovegrove, Ross
Manufacturer Mathmos Ltd.
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.
Accession Number AIBDC : 001843
Dimensions height 380mm, width 276mm, depth 156mm
Materials plastic, PC, polycarbonate, glass (sodalime glass), wax
Notes Everyday objects, such as those in this collection, are sometimes difficult to research. If you have any information about this object please contact the museum on modip@aub.ac.uk.
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Method injection moulded
Object Type lamp



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