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Shattaline British Yellow Orange Table Lamp Cracked Resin Crushed Ice Vintage Retro Atomic Era Shatterline

Shattaline British Yellow Orange Table Lamp Cracked Resin Crushed Ice Vintage Retro Atomic Era Shatterline

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Shattaline Yellow Orange British 1970s Table Lamp.

Bright and vibrant warm yellow lamp featuring orange highlights.

A mid century classic design - has a real zesty citrus fruit vibe about it.

A British design from the 1960s (see below).

Made in the 1960s/70s in the UK or Italy.

28cm high, including the white lamp fitting, and 9cm wide.

Excellent fully working vintage condition with only very minor signs of age.

Rewired with new fittings including a E27 lampholder so it is ready to be used overseas.

Lampshade not included. The shade in the photo was made by Witty Dawn (details below).

Has been rewired with new white plastic cable, lamp holder and switch on the cable for convenience.

Originally had a switched B22 British lampholder but this has been replaced so it takes the internationally available E27 (E26) lightbulb.

We can fit a UK/Irish, European, North American or Aus/NZ plug.

** If used in the USA/100/110/120v we recommend using an energy saving/LED bulb. E26 bulbs should work but because they are 1mm smaller they should be fully turned to ensure they make contact with the fitting. This lamp will take a European type/size lampshade with a ring of 1.5 inches (3.6cm) or alternatively a lampshade that sits on the light bulb. Full details of lampshades can be found under FAQs.

Shattaline lamps were the result of an accidental discovery in Surrey, England by a retired army major, Lewen Tugwell, in the mid 1960s. He was a sculptor and inventor and was experimenting with sculptures using the relatively new and exciting material of polyester resin in a mould. When he added the catalyst to harden it, the resin instead cracked and he realised it produced an attractive effect. He started production in Surrey on lamps, tables and other products under the Shattaline name. Around 1970 production moved to Scotland and it is not known which models were produced there and within a few years the company ceased trading. My thanks to Mike Andrew, who worked at Shattaline in Surrey, for his research on the company and help.

The design proved very popular and Shattaline inspired other companies to produce similar style lamps at the time. This included UK homewares company BHS commissioning an Italian company, Prova, to manufacture lamps for them. Unless the lamp still retains its original label it is not possible to be certain which company produced a lamp. But they all date from the same period and capture the same cracked resin effect.

UK only - If you would like to buy a lampshade to accompany your lamp we recommend the wonderful handmade lampshades utilising vintage fabrics by Dawn Witty - you can find her designs here:

Note that we have attempted to show and state the condition as accurately as possible but this is a pre-loved, vintage item and some minor signs of age and/or use are to be expected. There may also be slight variations in the colours shown due to lighting, the camera lens and the device the image is viewed through.

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