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Design at Mathmos

Mathmos Astro Lava Lamp - a Design Classic

The first lava lamp the Astro is recognised as a design classic in books, exhibitions and museum permanent collections including; Phaidon Design Classics (no 613), “Design Icons Exhibitions” at Harrods by the Design Council of the UK, permanent collections in The Museum of Art and Design Hamburg Germany, The Museum of the Home London.

Mathmos astro lava lamp design classic
Mathmos lava lamps awards

Design Awards

We have won a bunch of design awards over the last few years for our products and our graphic & web work.



We work hard to ensure our products, packaging, website, and everywhere you touch our business is well-thought-out. We, of course, have great designers in house, we have also worked with external designers like Ul Ultimo Grito, Azumi, Ros Lovegrove, Sam Hecht, Jonathan Coles…

Mathmos astro lava lamp design collaborations
Mathmos innovation


Over the years Mathmos has created many innovative products. From the first portable LED light bubble by Aaron Rincover. To the Airswitch range, lights you control by moving your hand through the air designed by Azumi.



Mathmos has always been located in Poole, Dorset. We do pop up in London from time to time; our Old Street showroom by Industrial Facility, to our boutique in Covent Garden designed by Carl Turner.

Mathmos London Showroom - Industrial Facility
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