The Moon Landings

Posted on July 20th, 2019 by Mathmos

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.