The first motion lamp was designed in 1963 by an English engineer, Edward Craven Walker, who marketed it under the name Astro Lamp. In 1965, two American entrepreneurs saw the Astro lamp displayed at a trade show in Brussels, bought the rights to market the lamp worldwide and formed the Lava Corporation in Chicago. The Astro Lamp was renamed the Lava® lamp and an American icon was born. We are constantly innovating and look forward to introducing new categories and brands into our growing company. The new exciting products in our line are enticing the younger generation and intriguing the older fans. We are no longer just motion lamps, we have expanded into novelty and fun products!