Category Archives: Design


Mid-Century lamp by Ashco Pty Ltd of 70 Parramatta Road Stanmore, Sydney Australia. Marked under with a sticker certifying compliance with Australian Furniture Standard S1. c.1955



The Terence Conran designed ‘Mac-Lamp’ was first exhibited at the 1951 ‘Festival of Britain’ and then put into production for Habitat stores through the 1950’s to 1970’s. The design remained unchanged over those years other than the original wooden arms being changed to ‘wood grained’ plastic. The shade is spun aluminium and the base is a plastic cover over cast steel.