Mathmos Fireflow

Back to the future…we think

Mathmos Fireflow

Back to the future…we think

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Powered by a little flame!

Imagine if Ming the Merciless had a penchant for Fritz Lang inspired ornaments with a retro-modern twist. Then imagine the Planet Mongo was suffering from a power cut. We know it’s hard, so allow us to help by presenting the Mathmos Fireflow.

Ultra-stylish in chrome-finished cast zinc alloy, this mesmerising lava lamp is revolutionary, as it is powered by a simple tea light candle – no electricity required. Simply light the wick and wait for the flame to heat up the hand-filled bottle section. Impressive? It’s a world first.

The Lava Flowing

Pink: Glowing goo

Before you can say ‘Buck Rogers in the 25th Century’ (well, about 20 minutes) the amorphous glowing goo will start blobbing around in that reassuringly hypnotic fashion, and it will continue to do so until the tea light goes out after approximately 3 hours. Like, crazy, man!

As you can see, the Fireflow’s eye-catching styling is incredibly sleek, combining Jetson’s kitsch with rocket-ish, von Braun lines – hardly surprising as it’s inspired by the 40th anniversary of the moon landings. Houston, we have a design classic.

The Lava Flowing

The Blue version

At 24cm tall, the Fireflow is ideal for desks, dining tables and any other surface in need of a tea-lightfully ironic jush. And because it’s candle-powered you can move it around the house with ease. We guarantee guests will be transfixed. Just one look can easily lull you into a trance-like state. Ommmm…

If you’re over a certain age, all this talk of candles, lava lamps and moon rockets is enough to take you back to the early ‘70s (mmm, vile wallpaper). But don’t let that put you off because the Fireflow isn’t a blast from the past, it’s a complete reinvention. Let the goo gawping commence!

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Please note:
  • Be aware that the base, bottle and cap will become very hot during use. The candle should not be replaced until the lamp has had a chance to cool down
  • Approximately 24cm (H) x 9cm (D) x 9cm (W)
  • Weight: 525g
  • 1x Fireflow base
  • 1x Fireflow cap
  • 1x Base ring to hold bottle in place
  • 1x Glass bottle which contains the Mathmos lava formula
  • 1x Tea Light candle

Customer Reviews

Groovy!! Now I can have a mini lava lamp wherever I want. No need for power, just a normal tealight candle and my matches! I have had mine for over a year and its as good as new. 5 stars out of 5!
Roy - 18th October 2011
Firebox says: GROOOVY! Great to hear Roy!
An amazing Mathmos lava lamp design. This little amazing lamp works on a mere tea light and is a really neat concept, cordless and fun for everywhere - I really like the rocket spacey look.
Anthony Voz - 6th January 2011
It goes all sooty and dirty, I heard a cracking sound & haven't used it since.
Jemima - 13th September 2010
Firebox says: It sounds like you received a faulty unit Jemima. Please contact us via with your order details and we will look into your return options for you.
My sister has one of these and it's great. Will you be stocking any other colours?
Melissa - 3rd January 2010
Firebox says: Just these two colours Melissa.