love affair with vintage remains

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From fashion and music to lifestyle and interiors, our enduring love affair with the Pop Art era continues to inspire a modern-day audience – and nothing sums up retro styling quite like the lava lamp.

September marks the 50-year anniversary of the design staple.

Half a century may have passed, but the Mathmos lava lamp’s popularity has stood the test of time, and is very much part of the current resurgence and celebration of all things vintage and classically British.

Cressida Granger, owner and MD of Mathmos, says: “The lava lamp’s inventor, Edward Craven Walker, described it best when he said, ‘I think it will always be popular. It is like the cycle of life. It grows, breaks up, falls down and then starts all over again’.”

So see the (colourful) light and join the celebration by capturing some classic styling in your home.