Giant Lava Lamps at London’s Design University, Ravensbourne

During lockdown, Mathmos ventured into an eerily quiet Ravensbourne University in London to photograph our impressive giant lava lamps. Ravensbourne University is located in London’s new design district on the Greenwich peninsula, next to the O2 Arena.

The building of Ravensbourne University was completed in 2010 and designed by architect, Farshid Moussavi. The university is a fabulous building and seemed to be the perfect location to capture the grandeur of our massive lava lamps.

Our largest lava lamp, the Mathmos Saturn, is in stock across our international websites and is the biggest production line lava lamp ever made. This showstopping lamp is 1.5m tall and made in the UK entirely by hand to ensure the highest quality standards and boasts ultra-clear borosilicate glass for the best lava viewing experience. A great statement piece which can be secured to the floor for use in public, domestic spaces or sensory rooms.

We also offer the iO lava lamp in silver or matt black for tables or floors, and iO stands at a colossal 78cm (2.5ft) tall, and the design for the iO took inspiration from 1960s TVs. This big lava lamp for adults has two viewing angles and can be fixed into place, making it perfect for both public and domestic spaces such as your gaming set up, man cave or a significant upgrade to your work set up as a new ambient desk lamp.

Here are some behind-the-scenes shots of our photoshoot at the institute of creativity and technology at Ravensbourne University.