www.britishinvention.com | The History of the Lava Lamp | Mathmos invented the lava lamp in Great Britain in 1963 | Mathmos Black Astro (2012) featuring Clear-Orange bottle.

Below: In 2012, Mathmos introduced the Black Astro, a matt finished black anodised Astro lamp that was offered with Black or Orange bottles. This would later become part of Astro Heritage, launched in 2013 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Astro lava lamp.

The combination of colourful lava placed in a black anodised base and cap, makes the lava inside the bottle come alive as it is the central focus. This page presents a gallery dedicated to the amazing Black Astro featuring the orange lava colour way. Enjoy the images below …


Welcome to www.britishinvention.com, a website dedicated to vintage lava lamps from Mathmos, the inventors of the lava lamp. www.britishinvention.com displays a wide range of lava, glitter, fibre optic and motion lamps from the past and today, to acts as a mini museum reference for those who wish to learn more about these wonderful kinetic lamps. www.britishinvention.com displays a wide range of lava lamp designs from their introduction in 1963 to the present day and we love Mathmos, the people who invented the lava lamp.