* New * POD & POD+ candle powered lava lamps

Our Unique Candle Powered Lava Lamp Range Is Growing

Building on the success of Fireflow we have developed two new tea-light powered lava lamps, see below. We have also redesigned all our packaging for the candle powered range making them even more giftable. Take advantage of the 20% discount when you buy more than one. Move quickly to snap up one of the First100 numbered edition (NOW SOLD OUT).

*New* POD

A chrome-plated candle powered lava lamp. Place Pod anywhere around the house and garden and relax with the flickering of the candle and the slow movement of the lava. Pod lava lamp is powered by standard tea lights, 3 are included in the gift box. Pod will warm up in around 20 minutes.

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*New* POD+

Create an installation by combining Pod+ with Pod (20% off for more than one). The extra height gives Pod+ more presence, use them like candlesticks, as focal points to create a restful mood.

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Pod FIRST100 Instagram Competition

The winning comments from our recent Instagram Competition asking where you would place your Pod or Pod +.

I would put it on my streaming desk so that when I’m streaming live on @twitch I have a great backdrop for people to watch. @jordilicious

I’d love to win these to place them in my yoga and wellbeing space so many others could benefit from them. @bodyequilibrium

I would put the lamps in my video-editing studio to get those creative thoughts ON while watching the POD. @dammeskieft

Hi Guys, I’d love to place them on my terrace, we spend a lot of time there in the evening and they would look great. @daniel_muntean

I think I’d brighten up my desk and put one of these there, to make the corporate day a bit groovier. @johnlewis_

Living Room
Im Wohnzimmer. Danke fur die tolle verlosung
Translation: In the living room. Thanks for the great giveaway. @Stefaniemeer84

Alongisde other Mathmos lamps
Nel mio salotto accanto alla Astrolamp
Translation: In my living room next to the Astro lamp. @roberto_ds23

Bathroom / Selfcare
In the bathroom, next to the bath so I can bathe in its glorious gloopy glow. @rhyannon_styles

Under the Christmas tree for the kids who’ve both moved into their own first homes. @liz_wright90

Winter Garden
In den Wintergarten in unserem neuen Haus… sie ist traumhaft schon
Translation: In the winter garden in our new house … she is gorgeous already. @nicole_svs

FIRST100 Numbered Collectors Editions

Mathmos products have long been collectable. As a reward for those quickest off the mark, we will be numbering the First100 products sold of every new product launched. We will be keeping No.1 for our archive, the rest will be first come first served at the regular price. We will also be running competitions on Instagram @Mathmos_Originals to win some of our unique First100 new products so make sure you sign up for a chance to win.

Mathmos at Second Home Co Working

We really enjoyed styling a photoshoot at Second Home in London Fields. Second Home is a contemporary office space that has wonderful buildings in London, LA and Lisbon for creative co-working.

The recently opened London Fields branch is designed by Spanish Architects Cano Lasso, we think it is the perfect setting for Mathmos lava lamps.The frontage of the building is inspired by German Architect Frei Otto who loved to create buildings wrapped in see-through membranes.

The artistic inspiration carries on throughout the inside of London Fields as you can see repeating circles in different depths, they remind us of the 60s art of Paolo Scheggi recently shown at the Estorik Collection in London.

Our Mathmos lava lamps are perfectly suited to Second Home as they are both great blends of modern retro. We took the opportunity to shoot an exciting new product in the range at Second Home and we cannot wait to show you. Make sure you sign up to the mailing list to be the first to hear about the launch later this year.

Mathmos Lava Lamp Wall

Mathmos lava lamp walls are an effective way to make an impact in a public space like this one, featured in Jimmy’s music venue and bar in Liverpool, using the Neo wall – available in silver, copper or white.

We custom sprayed these 50 x Neo walls in a matt black paint to match the brand’s colour scheme. You can also use the wires of the lamps as part of the display to make shapes, using Neo wall bosses, or you can hide them behind a stud wall.

The Neo wall mounted lava lamps are easy to assemble, are low voltage and make a big statement when used in multiples. We offer 15 different colour combinations to suit every location and you can take advantage of 20% off when you purchase more than one available on our website. www.mathmos.com

“We’ve included a little nod to the psychedelic 60s era with 50 Lava Lamps that have all been created especially for Jimmy’s Liverpool by the world renowned Mathmos Lava Lamps of Poole.”


The Moon Landings

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings in July 1969.

This incredible event inspired people the world over. Musicians like the 1960s British band the Tornadoes to create their hit instrumental ‘Telstar’. Fashion designers like Spanish designer Paco Rabanne who created the outrageous space inspired outfits for the cult classic film, Barbarella, which in turn inspired our name “Mathmos”.

Edward Craven Walker the founder of Mathmos was also influenced by man’s adventures in space; our original Astro lava lamp base shape is inspired by a British design for a space shuttle.

We often use space-inspired product names for our products such as Galaxy, Eclipse and Lunar to name a just a few from the past, watch this space for a great new product with a space-inspired name coming this autumn.

Inspired by Lava

Fashion, Tech & Craft are all inspired by lava right now;

lava lamps inspired wallpaper for Apple IOS

The new Apple iOS 13 update features new wallpapers that are inspired by lava bubbles in 4 different colour variations.

lava lamp inspired trainers from Nike

Nike’s react presto ‘Psychedelic Lava’ trainers launched this month and are inspired by the trippy flow of lava lamps, with the orange parts referencing the heat source. Other nods to lava include the popular Nike lava leggings.

Lava lamp inspired artwork by Anthea Hamilton

The Volcano table by Anthea Hamilton featured during London Craft Week. This lava inspired table is made from blown glass and limestone tiles and can be found pride of place in the Lowe store in New Bond Street, London.

Mathmos at the Barbican

Astro in the Barbican

The Barbican centre was built between 1965 & 1975. We think this iconic brutalist construction is a great setting for our classic 1963 Mathmos Astro lava lamp. More info/buy

Mathmos Space Projector at the barbican

Space Projector in the Barbican

The Space Projector features in the Squish Space sensory environment for children designed by artist India Harvey currently in the Barbican Arts Centre in London.

Upgraded Space Projector

LED Bulb * New *

The Space Projector is now fitted with an LED bulb which offers several benefits; it runs brighter (now 230lm lumens), the surface temperature is greatly reduced, the power consumption is halved, the lifetime of the bulb is vastly improved and the new crisp white light shows off the moving liquid colours to their best advantage.

We believe in pink

Mathmos pink lava lamp


“Pink is now having a ‘cool’ phase: It’s hip, it’s androgynous, it’s strong.”

Valerie Steele author of “Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Colour”

Did you know?….

Neo violet pink lava lamp
Neo violet pink lava lamp
Audrey Hepburn quote - I believe in pink

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

Audrey Hepburn

Recondition / Refresh / Reuse

mathmos lava lamps - Recondition, reuse, repair

Mathmos Lava Lamps are for Life – Not just for Christmas

We make our iconic lava lamps to last – not for landfill. Recondition them with spares, refresh them with new bottles. Then sit back and enjoy … and remember in the unlikely event that you do tire of your Mathmos lava lamp there is always a healthy demand for our collectible lava lamps. Click here to buy spares.

mathmos lava lamps - bulbs

Recondition with New Bulbs

If you are lucky enough to have a 1960s original we now have bayonete bulbs to fit. If you are reconditioning a 1990s lamp, we stock the SES fitting you are looking for. If you are replacing a more recently bought lamp we have bespoke Mathmos bulbs that produce just the right amount of heat and light you need.

Buy a few and take advantage of the 30% discount. Click here to buy bulbs.

mathmos lava lamps bottles

Refresh with New Bottles

Fancy a change; buy as new colourway and change the look and feel of your lamp. Mathmos lava lamp bottles last longer and run clearer than others but they do degrade over time. A new bottle will rejuvenate your Mathmos original. Click here to buy bottles.

Mathmos supports the proposed “Right To Repair” rules

“The new rules will benefit the environment and save resources.”
Libby Peake from the think tank Green Alliance told BBC News.

mathmos lava lamps - right to repair