Mathmos Faze 2 – 1990s Colour Fazing Tubular Lamp Please see slide below.

Mathmos Millennium Edition Telstar & Astro 3-in-1 Please see slide below.

The image below captures perfectly the Millennium Edition Telstar in white and silver branding. It also showcase the beautiful 3-in-1 Astro featuring a clear/white bottle has the option of changing colours by using different colour boosting bulbs.

These two pieces are some of the most desirable 1990s creations and are wonderful pieces of Crestworth's history. In the image below the iconic Mathmos Man can be seen in the background, a character of many, conjured by Mathmos which appeared on company branding, packaging, brochures and even on Mathmos’ website.

Mathmos 1999-2000 Models | The Second Era Please see slide below.

The 1990s saw a revival of the Astro lamp and its derivatives. Mathmos' 1999 to 2000 trade catalog is a perfect showcase and perhaps representation of the achievements of the era.
Older designs were modernised and other designs were launched, Mathmos continued the legacy of Crestworth. A multitude of designs can be seen below.

Mathmos 1999-2000 Models | The Second Era Please see slide below.

The 1990s saw a revival of the Astro lamp and its derivatives. Mathmos' 1999 to 2000 trade catalog is a perfect showcase and perhaps representation of the achievements of the era. Older designs were modernised and other designs were launched, Mathmos continued the legacy of Crestworth.
Note products on display such as: Astro, Astrobaby, Glitterbaby, Jet, Telstar, Space Projector, Glitterball and Fibre Space.

Mathmos 1999-2000 Product Range Please see slide below.

The image on the left shows a scan of Mathmos' 1999-2000 trade brochure. It is also an interesting index of wonderful pieces of lava lamp history. This graphic shows the diverse range of product styles and editions that were present and the sheer amount of colourways that were in production. Classic designs such as Astro are present in seven colourways including the 3-in-1 colour way that allows for different coloured bulbs that alter the tone of the way.

Further to this Astro Baby is present in six colourways and a glitter version known as Glitterbaby is also in production in five stunning beautiful jewel like colour ways. Telstar - Mathmos' table top rocket design is also present in seven colours including a special Millennium Edition in white branding and a Clear/ White bottle.

The Jet, is present in Black and White casing options with six colour combinations each. There is also coloured versions of the Jet in four colours: Yellow, Green, Orange and Pink with colour matching bottles that feature clear liquid and wax that matches the base colour.

Optional extras such as the Mathmos lamp toppers are also present such as Astrobaby, Mathmos Man and Glitterbaby. New inventions such as Glitterball, metallic wax slow moving creations are also present and the flagship lava lamp product, Lunar a floor standing Rocket is also present in two colourways. Products such as Space Projector features with dazzling kinetic oil wheel projections. A Mathmos Space Projector Upgrade kit is also featured. Mathmos' Faze 3 and the beautiful Fibre Space is also present.

This graphic shows the diversity and the array of stunning products and this collection is my favourite assortment of Mathmos products.

Mathmos Late 1990s Plastic Jet Design - Featuring Blue & Blue Bottle Please see slide below.

Mathmos Fibre Space - Beautiful Fibre Optic Lamp Please see slide below.

Mathmos' Fibre Space can be seen below. During the 1990s Mathmos introduced a wide variety of fibre optic designs and one of the very last was the Mathmos Fibre Space. Below one can see images of the Fibre Space illuminated and in the dark for a great effect and simply stunning. You can also see inside too. Made in England the Mathmos Fibre Space is a stunning fibre optic lamp from Mathmos.

Mathmos Fan Club | Fun | Mathmos Pin Badges, Key-Ring and T-Shirt (Astro Baby) Please see slide below.

Towards the late 1990s, Mathmos launched a Fan Club, where one could simply signup and one would recieve a pin badge, key-ring and a T-shirt of one's choice (Astro Baby design featured below) Simply fun. The best part was when you bought a Mathmos lamp, you got points and then you could redeem it and get free lamps.

Mathmos Faze 3 Please see slide below.

Mathmos' Faze 3 was the last of the Faze series created by Mathmos. In many ways the Faze series was the pre-runner for Mathmos' popular LED colour changing lamps of the 2000s. Mathmos' Faze started in the 1990s and continued well into the 2000s.
Faze 3 was a high end luxury lamp designed by Mathmos and targeted in the same price range as other high end products such as Lunar. Faze 3 was floor-standing by design, and had the essential form of a pyramid.

Faze 3 had the ability to colour change at different speeds and to react to sound. Faze 3 also shipped with a remote, circular in form and resembling the Mathmos M logo. The lamp could be controlled from a distance with this simple remote, that changes the mode of the lamp. With a metal base containing 3 lamps covered with coloured gels and topped with a polymer shade, Faze 3 was a lamp that created a statement. Mathmos' Faze 3 succeeded Faze 2 which was a tubular design and smaller in height. Faze 3 like Faze 1 & 2 utilised light bulbs to create the faze effect. Faze 3 is particularly stunning in the dark where the lamp looks like a pyramid of beautiful luminous colour and distinctive ambience.

Mathmos Glitterball Please see slide below.

Mathmos' Glitterball was a true innovation within lava lamps featuring super reflective wax that offered the hybrid of the visual aesthetic of glitter and lava.

Glitterball produces slow moving ultra-reflective polished organic shapes floating in a bottle and is completely mesmerising to watch. There are two kinds of Glitterball lamps: coloured and silver. Coloured Glitterball lamps are often seen for sale with Green and Blue reflective wax. The metallic version seen on the left features silver reflective wax that turns gold when illuminated and gives the illusion of molten metal flowing freely in a bottle.

Glitterball lamps feature a unique formation that is distinctive to create this wonderful effect. Glitterball wax is perhaps the most dazzling of all the lava combinations that have ever been released.

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Mathmos & Ross Lovegrove Present: Fluidium Please see slide below.

Mathmos' Fluidium shattered the concept of what a lava lamp could be, its form a tribute to the formations within the lamp, is a stunning showcase of organic design, and was designed by world renowned Ross Lovegrove. Ross Lovegrove took the iconic Astro lamp and redefined it, bringing it to life in a different format and in a different light. Fluidium was an eruption of a redesign. In many ways Fluidium is a completely different shape to the Mathmos Astro, narrow at the base and wider at the top, it took a huge technical challenge to accomplish this.

Fluidium was originally offered in four base and cap colours: Green, Orange, Opal and Yellow. Earlier editions also featured colour boosting bulbs that could be used to enhance the vibrance of the wax, alter the tone of the wax and turn up the visual volume.

Earlier Mathmos Fluidium models also featured bottle options such as Violet/Orange for the Orange model and Blue/Green for the Green model. Opal and orange were retired. When the lamp is illuminated it gives a space age glow from within and the organic form blends perfectly the shape of the lamp with the organic forms within. Mathmos Fluidium is inspiration for the possibilities of forms that can be create with lava lamps and the exciting lamp designs that can be created in the future.

Welcome to Mini Index, a site dedicated to the history, heritage and nostalgia of the Original Mathmos Astro Lava Lamp. Created by Anthony Voz. Thank you for visiting