Mathmos Astro Matte Black

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  • Mathmos Astro Matte Black
  • Mathmos Astro Matte Black
  • Mathmos Astro Matte Black
  • Mathmos Astro Matte Black

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The original lava lamp - Mathmos Astro, now in matte black! This is the model that set the wheels in motion, the very first commercial lava lamp.

Lava lamps need little introduction: It is a capped glass bottle that has a light bulb on the bottom and a steel stand below. Using mains current, the bottle is heated up, and the oil inside springs to life and begins a mesmerizing dance.

The whole lava lamp boom started in UK when the inventor of the device, Edward Craven-Walker walked into a pub and saw a weird device behind the counter. It was a glass coctail mixer that had a strange blob of fat floating in the liquid inside. The bartender told him that it was his egg timer - when the fat had melted and rose on the surface, the eggs were ready.

Edward had the idea that by using a thicker oil and placing a lamp underneath, the machine could be commercial success. The rest is history.
  • Handmade in UK
  • The original Mathmos lava lamp design
  • In matte black!
  • Height: 430mm
  • Light bulb: 220-250V/60Hz max. 40W SES E14 bulb (included, spare bulbs available in most stores)
  • Metal parts are brushed aluminum, the bottle is glass

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