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The Later 2000s | The Third Era of Lava Lamps from Mathmos | Including Fireflow & Candle Powered Designs

  • Beyond the Second Era | Looking into the Third Era of Lava Lamps.
  • The 2000s have been an interesting period of change at Mathmos. Mathmos grew from being the Original Manufacturer of the Lava lamp to being the world leader of ambient lighting.
  • At Christmas 2007 Mathmos released a white Christmas promotion with several new products in a white theme, such as a white edition of the Aduki that produces clear white light as opposed to coloured light. Space Projector saw the launch of a new colour wheel clear/clear which added a futuristic element to the product. However Mathmos released the Clear/ White Astro (please see images below), the first time since the Mathmos 3-in-1 product as seen in the 1999-2000 Mathmos brochure.
  • 2009 saw a mini television feature regarding the history of the Mathmos lava lamp to be made. To celebrate 46 years of the lamps being in production Mathmos released, Mathmos released a Red/Blue Astro in patriotic colours to mirror the British flag and a symbol of British innovation.
  • Mathmos refreshed the lava range with the introduction of Clear/ Turquoise and Clear/ Pink colour ways. These colours were released in Astro, Astrobaby and Fireflow bottles.
  • Mathmos' Blue/ Blue colourway was retired.
  • Fireflow saw the release of clear/ glitter bottles being produced.
  • Mathmos then went on to develop Fireflow, innovative candle powered designs. Fireflow was launched late 2009 and featured two designs: Fireflow R1, a small rocket shaped design (featured in chrome and dark nickel chrome finishes) and a modernist edition, (featuring a pearl chrome finish, named Fireflow O1). These models are designed to operate on a mere tealight. These models continue the legacy of lava.
  • Mathmos also released a new finish for the ever popular Astrobaby products in White. This painted white finish adds a subtle new finish to the iconic piece.
  • As we look to the future we can only imagine how the third generation of lava lamps will be imagined.

Mathmos 2007 | Mathmos Introduced New Colour Clear & White | Just like Snow

Mathmos 2009 Poole | Mathmos Sterte Avenue Memories

Just shortly before Mathmos transitioned to a new premises in Poole. I visited the historic Mathmos Sterte Avenue location. This location was used in the vintage years as well as the 1990s. The images below show a range of memories from Sterte Avenue.

First Row: One can see the Mathmos sign proudly displayed on the top of the building, the Mini mathmos display of products near the reception. One can see one of the new 2009 lava colours clear and turquoise happily bubbling away.

Second Row: Mathmos reception, Lava filling facility corner where all the bottles are filled, storage of Mathmos bottles packed and ready to be enjoyed by people.

Third Row: Filling the Mathmos Fireflow bottles with the original Mathmos masterfluid and wax. One can see the masterfluid being filled into the bottles, the liquid level being adjusted and the bottles clear after being tanked and ready to cool down and be packaged. Note the care that goes into the original Mathmos lava lamps. Mathmos are the sole manufacturer of the orginal lava lamp and the only people to still manufacture the lamps themselves and in the same country of original origin.

Fourth Row: An original Mathmos lava lamp being gift wrapped and Mathmos products ready to be shipped out to people.

Mathmos 2009 | Unboxing a 2009 Telstar | Classic Designs are still in Production.

The images below show the unboxing of a Mathmos 2009 Telstar, shortly before the packaging change on Mathmos lava lamps and other products. Don't you just love the way these are just packaged. The Original 1963 icon. If it isn't Mathmos, then it isn't from the inventors. Stunning finishes on this wonderful Telstar. Please see the images below.

Mathmos 2009 British Limited Edition Astro Lamp | Images by Spencer Wilton

2009 saw a mini television feature regarding the history of the Mathmos lava lamp to be made. To celebrate 46 years of the lamps being in production Mathmos released, Mathmos released a Red/Blue Astro in patriotic colours to mirror the British flag and a symbol of British innovation. Images are kind courtesy of Spencer Wilton.

Mathmos 2009 Fireflow | The Third Era of Lava Lamps from Mathmos | Instruction Manual.

Fireflow Instruction Manual. - Showing the two models produced and the designs in a line form. The cover shows the Rocket R1 model and the tubular 01 modern model.

Mathmos 2009 Fireflow | The Third Era of Lava Lamps from Mathmos | Fireflow & Candle Powered Designs.

Fireflow Overview images can be seen below which show the O1 model on the left and an assortment of different mini images on the right.

Mathmos 2009 Fireflow | The Third Era of Lava Lamps from Mathmos | Fireflow & Candle Powered Designs.

Fireflow Overview images can be seen below which show the R1 model on the left and an assortment of different mini images on the right. R1 was launched in a chrome finish and a dark polished chrome finish too. R1 features the colour options as seen below.

Mathmos 2009 Fireflow | The Third Era of Lava Lamps from Mathmos | Instruction Manual.

Fireflow Instruction Manual. - Showing how the assemble the various models. Please note that the Mathmos R1 support ring needs to be placed inside the lamp to hold the lamp bottle properly in place. Note to the install the O1 bottle, please follow the instructions below.

Mathmos 2009 Fireflow | The Third Era of Lava Lamps from Mathmos | Unboxing | Note the cool products on the flaps

Opening the box. Note the cool products on the flap of the product. Mathmos Gritito Shade, Windlight, Thaw, Bubble, Aduki Ni, Babushka, Astro, Revolution, Grito shade (red interior) and Airswitch selection.

Mathmos 2009 Fireflow | The Third Era of Lava Lamps from Mathmos | Unboxing | R1 Reverse of Box.

On the reverse side one can find all the different colours released by Mathmos with the Fireflow Models. Note: Clear/ Pink, Clear/ Green, Clear/ Turquoise, Clear/ Purple and Clear/ Glitter.

Mathmos 2009 Fireflow | The Third Era of Lava Lamps from Mathmos | Unboxing | R1 Parts & Glitter Floating.

Fireflow Parts: Two Boxes - 1. Containing metal parts. 2. Containing bottle. Instruction manual included. One can also see the effect of shed glitter in the lamp when it is switched on. One tealight is included.

Mathmos 2009 Fireflow | The Third Era of Lava Lamps from Mathmos | R1 Metal Parts.

Fireflow R1 can be seen below especially the base which houses the tealight and the internal air vents. Note the metal ring placed inside the base.

Mathmos 2009 Fireflow | The Third Era of Lava Lamps from Mathmos | R1 Metal Parts Box & Bottle.

The Fireflow Metal parts box contains instructions on the front on how to install the ring into the base. The images below showing the wonderful mini bottles that Fireflow uses.

Mathmos 2009 Fireflow | The Third Era of Lava Lamps from Mathmos | Fireflow R1 Working & Base.

Below one can see the Fireflow R1 working and the base with a candle inside it.

Mathmos 2009 Fireflow | The Third Era of Lava Lamps from Mathmos | Additional Assorted Images of Fireflow O1.

Additional assorted images of Fireflow O1, note the beautiful pearl chrome finish on the pieces. The Mathmos logo is embossed on the top of the piece.

Mathmos Updated Lava Lamp Packaging | Beautiful New Art Design for Classic Mathmos Lava Lamps

Updated Mathmos Lava Lamp box artwork, showing vintage images of the history of the lava lamp from various decades and eras. This perhaps the most nostalgic packaging ever created by Mathmos, displaying the beautiful history behind the lava lamp and its unique legacy. Please see the images below.

Mathmos 2010 World Cup Mathmos Astrobaby Lamp featuring Clear & Red Bottle | Images by Spencer Wilton

In 2010 Mathmos released a Mathmos Astrobaby lamp featuring a clear/ red bottle to celebrate the 2010 World Cup, the standard white base with a limited clear/ red bottle creates a piece for this event. Only 150 of these lamps were created and feature a sticker on the box of the lamp stating the number out of 150. Please see the mini unboxing below. Images are kind courtesy of Spencer Wilton.

flowoflava.com: Mathmos Monster Lava Lamps Released in 2010

In 2010, Mathmos released stunning new floor-standing lava lamps in a tubular format. These dazzling massive bespoke lava lamps are floor standing and completely stunning. The photos below taken at Kingsland Road and the LDF '10 showcase the amazing beauty of these stunning pieces.

flowoflava.com: Mathmos Smart Astro | The World's First Lava Lamp with Smart Technology

Smart Astro Lava Lamp by Mathmos is a radically new kind of lava lamp. An innovation combined with a revolution, Smart Astro features Mathmos' signature colour-changing technology with their world famous lava lamps, known wordwide as the Original. Mathmos' founder Edward Craven Walker invented the lava lamp and it was first launched in 1963. Mathmos is the original, and Smart Astro is stunning. Enjoy the unboxing & review photos below, as we un-open a brand new Mathmos Smart Astro. The first run of these lamps are limited edition up to 1000 pieces. These lamps are beautifully packaged with silver sections placed on the box. We love the Smart Astro.

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