Shattaline Shatterline Table Lamp Bedside Yellow Orange Cracked Resin Crushed Ice Vintage Retro
Shattaline Shatterline Crushed Ice Yellow Orange Table Lamp.
Lampshade not included.
Bright zesty yellow and orange.
Made in the 1960s/70s in the UK or Italy.
23cm high including the white lamp fitting.
Very good fully working vintage condition with some minor signs of age as shown in the photos.
Has been rewired. Full working order. We can fit a UK/Irish, European or Aus/NZ plug.
Takes a standard B22 bulb maximum 60w (not included) but we will provide an E27 adapter if you choose the European region options. The light bulb shown in the photos (not included) is a vintage-look LED filament G95 ‘radio spiral’.
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. Shattaline inspired other companies to produce similar style lamps at the time and 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.
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: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WittyDawnUK
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.