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eBay watch: Reissued Harvey Guzzini Sorella space age table lamp by Nemo


Not the first time we've featured the design, as the Sorella table lamp by Harvey Guzzini has been something of a space age holy grail in the past. Not so anymore, as Nemo has bought the rights to this classic 1970s lamp and is selling official reissues right now.

Which essentially means much the same lamp for a fraction of the cost – these angled lamps tended to go for hundreds on eBay on good condition. If you aren't familiar with the Sorella, you don't watch enough old films and TV – this 1972 'Studio Tecnico Harvey' design featured prominently in the likes of Space 1999 and James Bond's Moonraker and still retains that futuristic look today.

Best of all with the new ones is the colour, no age discolouration here and of course, all the electrics will be checked and ready to go. Not too many sellers around in the UK, but Glasgow-based Spatial Lighting are official Nemo dealers and have stock of the new light right now, which they are selling at a fixed price online via eBay. A little cheaper than most too at £120. See the lamp 'in action' in Space 1999 over the page.

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eBay watch: 1960s Artemide Pallade space age lamp by Studio Tetrarch


A real gem for lovers of space age design on eBay right now, this Artemide Pallade lamp by Studio Tetrarch.

Designed in 1969 and very much in that 'Space 1999' groove, it's also 'as new' and in the original box from when the seller bought it in Italy many years back. A big selling point. Other than that, this is a very cool circular floor or table lamp in white, able to target light from that large open space in the centre, the shell being made of an ABS resin apparently.

Downside? You'll need to pay extra shipping if you're not in mainland Europe, while the starting price of 400 Euros is fairly high, but not excessive in light of condition. More images (including the packaging) on the site.

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Big thanks to Kenneth for the tip off!

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eBay watch: 1970s Guzzini Sorella space age table lamp in black


We featured one of these in white some time back, but now there's a rare 1970s Guzzini Sorella space age table lamp in black being offered on the eBay site.

Designed by Studio Tecnico Harvey for Guzzini back in 1972, this space age design got even more notoriety for its extensive use in cult 70s series Space 1999 – see over the page for a picture of it there. You can see why it was used, even today it looks ahead of its time.

This particular example is in black and described as being in 'very good' condition, although there is a tiny hairline crack to the base, which is pictured on the site (should you want a closer look). Saying that, right now it's just 7p, which is an absolute steal.

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Space 1999 TV series to be released on Blu-ray by Network


It's probably the TV series we talk about the most on this site. Indeed, we mentioned it this week relating to the classic Guzzini Sorella lamp. So you can see why we're excited about Space 1999 being issued on Blu-ray for the very first time by Network.

A product of the 70s and packing more space age design than a high-end Chelsea retailer in 1973, the Gerry Anderson-produced show (as the title suggests) was actually set from September 13th, 1999 – a nuclear waste dump explodes, blasting the Moon and Moonbase Alpha out of Earth's orbit and into a world of weird and wonderful, 70s-styled aliens and space hangouts.

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eBay watch: 1970s Guzzini Sorella space age table lamp


Look familiar? Well, if you happen to be a fan of either Space 1999 or James Bond's Moonraker, the Guzzini Sorella space age table lamp probably does.

It was set item of choice for 70s 'space' TV and movies and you can see why this 1972 design by Studio Tecnico Harvey fit the bill – even now the angled light looks seriously ahead of its time.

Rarely seen on eBay, this particular example has no chips to the plastic and is sold with the original cord and switch. Slight discolouration with age as you might expect from plastic though. Currently starting at £125, that's a fraction of the price they usually go for on eBay. See over the page for a shot of the light on Space 1999 – and thanks to Andrew Graham for the tip off.

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