Lunar: Green/Blue, Red/Violet 80cm tall - One of the largest Lamps ever made excusing the Fireball, Giant and Crestworth Princess Lamps. The Lunar retailed for £295 and was the high-end lava lamp offering from Mathmos. My personal favourite piece of all time and for me the best pieces of Mathmos lighting ever released. Lunar is an amazing lamp and as much as I love the Telstar, I would love to see a mini table sized lunar released. The Bottles can still be purchased today for the Lunar. The Lunar is absolutely stunning, anyone who has seen the Lunar will understand. 80cm tall. Utilised a 75w spot light. Please see the images below of the Mathmos Lunar.

Mathmos Club & Brand | Openly declare your love for all things Mathmos. Join Our Club! Mathmos started a club concept with membership cards. You get a choice of one of four t-shirts, a key ring and a button badge. It also documents a points collection system, a biannual newsletter, factory visits, new product previews and chances to meet Mr Edward Craven Walker. Below one can see an Astrobaby Mathmos T-Shirt, a Mathmos Key-Ring and a Mathmos Badge. Some of the goodies you got with the Mathmos Membership included: Key-Ring, Button Badge, ID Card. Below: Mathmos Brand.

Mathmos Poole: The Birth of Original Lava Lamps | Since the beginning of the crestworth Ltd days, lava lamps have been manufacturered in Poole. First on West Quay Road in the very early years, then on Sterte Avenue where filling of the lamp has resided. The factory grew in size over the 1990s then decreased in size (eventually to just Building 2 in the 2000s for storage and bottle filling), then transitioned to Holten Heath in Poole in Dec 2009 to early 2010. These images have been sourced from a 1999- 2000 Mathmos brochure that show the Sterte Avenue buildings.

An insight into the factory and building roles throughout the 1990s was recently shared by Tim Reynolds who was a product designer working at Mathmos during the 1990s and working on and creating many of the beautiful products launched over the years. Tim gives a detailed look into the role of the buildings and how they changed over the years. Many thanks to Tim Reynolds for his insight. Please take a look at the numbered version of the photo.

Mathmos Factories 1990s from 1994 to 1999 | An insight by Tim Reynolds.

Building 1

In 1994 this was the Mathmos factory. They did all the bottling, assembly and packaging out of this one building. The furthest end of Building 3 was empty at this time having been recently vacated by Lush. The metal spinnings were being produced in the nearer end of Building 3 by a subcontractor. Building 2 at this time didn’t exist, instead there were some large metal shipping containers in which Ron Evans prepared the mix. My design ‘office’ was initially a corner of the mezzanine floor at the far end of Building 1, next to David Mulley’s small office. That area later became a long-term test area for quality control.

Building 2

This is actually the newest building and was purely for storage of parts and finished products.

Building 3 | The original Crestworth building.

This was taken over completely around 1995. The far end was initially Design, but we later moved to the 1st floor section over the nearest end of the building before finally moving to the 2nd floor of building 4, around 1997. The first floor then became a staff canteen.
The rest of the building was largely stripped out and used for assembly (far right corner), packing (near right corner) and metal spinning (left half of the building).

Building 4

This had been occupied by a security hardware company. However, when they moved to another location Mathmos reclaimed it for Accounts (ground floor) Admin and Purchasing (1st floor) and Design and Development (2nd floor). David’s office was in the far right corner of the 2nd floor. Ron had and area in the near left corner of the 2nd floor where he perfected the mix.

Below: Boxes that are waiting to be shipped out to people.

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