Venture into the Anglepoise Collection of lamps and be spoiled for choice. And with so many style and color permutations on offer, these versatile lamps become a chameleon, blending or contrasting to express a myriad of personal interior styles, from pared-back minimalism to unbridled eclecticism and everything in-between.
It's all about the springs. In 1931 British automotive engineer George Carwardine developed a concept for balancing weights using springs, cranks and levers.
Using special springs with a ‘constant tension’ quality Carwardine chanced upon the means to create an articulated task lamp that could combine ultimate flexibility with perfect balance. A patent was filed and in 1933 the first four-spring Anglepoise lamp was launched.
The Original 1227 pioneered Anglepoise’s constant spring technology, delivering ultimate flexibility and perfect balance. Today this timeless, classic design enjoys iconic design status.
Available in many different colour options, including chrome, depending on the Anglepoise 1227 edition you choose. Also available as a desk lamp, wall mounted lamp, wall lamp, pendant lamp.
The impressive triple-scale version of the iconic Original 1227 comes in both floor and pendant versions and a stunning range of colors. Use it to inject playful, individual style into any interior space.
Anglepoise was approached by the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre to produce a giant version of the Anglepoise Original 1227 Lamp that sat on the desk in Dahl’s writing hut. Three prototypes were produced; one for the Centre, a second was sold to film director, Tim Burton and a third was exhibited at the 100% Design Exhibition in London. The lamp generated so much interest that it was put into volume production.
The great big friendly giant. Reaching a total height of 106 inches, this big beauty is available in 12 color options.
With full flowing movement, almost 360° shade rotation, and an exciting range of colors, Type 1228 is one of the most versatile designs in the Anglepoise portfolio. Simply rotate the colorful shade to focus light where it’s needed, or tilt it away to disperse a warm ambient glow.
Designed by Sir Kenneth Grange, the Type 1228 lamps are available in 10 color options and 6 versatile editions, including desk, wall, floor and and clamp based.
Classic looks, flowing movement and full adjustability make Type 75 a firm favorite with architects, designers and just about everyone. Whatever your lighting requirement, there’s a Type 75 designed to suit.
Type 75 is available in 3 versions of the desk lamp, a wall sconce, a floor lamp and a pendant light. There are 6 mini versions also available. Colors range depending on the specific edition.
All the Anglepoise Lamp types offer wall sconce editions. The base has a built-in switch for ease of use and the flexible shade can be rotated to direct just the right amount of light where needed. Lots of color options depending on the edition.
The anthropomorphic quality of the Anglepoise lamp design has inspired musicians, artists, designers and writers over the years. In 1979, the punk pop band, The Soft Boys, released the song, “(I want to be an) Anglepoise lamp”. Six years later in 1985, innovative sculptor, David Mach created, “The Giant Hand Sculpture named Knuckle Shuffle” from 360 black Anglepoise lamps.
Capturing the Zeitgeist! David Mach's “The Giant Hand Sculpture named Knuckle Shuffle,” 1985.
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