Conran Mac Lamp

  • Materials: metal, plastic
  • Size: base: 132mm (Diam) x 635mm (H - fully extended)
  • Reference: B20173
  • Categories: Lighting
A stylish version of the classic Mac Lamp, designed by Terence Conran during the 1960s. This slightly later version with plastic arms, has a copper shade and base. The Mac Lamp has become a modern design icon, with its shape and simple pleasing lines making the lamp an instant classic of modern British lighting.

During the 1960s Habitat launched the new, unique and funky desk lamp that was set to become a design classic - the Mac Lamp. A simple and practical design, the lamp has a small yet heavy weighted base with a pressed metal cover and a shade made from spun alloy. The shade and base were finished in a range of simple plain and often bright colours. The arms that connected the base and shade were originally made of plain wooden sections that had three adjustment points where the angle and reach of the lamp could be easily and simply changed by adjusting small metal wingnuts.