Heritage inspired colours, woven cable and authentic brass details create a new aesthetic for this iconic Anglepoise® design.
With constant tension springs and flexible shade, the stylish table lamp offers unrivalled flexibility, smooth movement and perfect balance. With its beautiful, solid brass components, woven fabric cable and chic, high gloss colour palette, this premium five-piece collection is a sophisticated reinterpretation of our classic Original 1227™ design. A perfect blend of form and function, the Pendant and Maxi Pendant make a striking feature, while the Wall Light, Wall Mounted and Desk Lamps can be re-positioned with the slightest touch and come with adjustable shades that focus the light precisely where it’s needed.
By 1932 Carwardine was ready to unveil his remarkable invention - a 4-spring lamp, combining unprecedented freedom of movement and perfect balance due to its patented constant spring mechanism. And soon demand for the lamp far outstripped Carwardine’s small-scale supply. So in 1934 Carwardine licensed the design to world-class spring maker, Herbert Terry & Sons, who already supplied the springs for his lamps. Not long after, the Anglepoise® name was registered and the 4-spring ‘Model 1208™’ went into volume production.
Carwardine maintained his association with Terry’s for the remainder of his life. He developed numerous variations on the original Anglepoise® design, including lamps for hospital operating theatres, and for navigator tables in military aircraft. But it’s the enduring Original 1227™ model that remains the archetypal Anglepoise® lamp, and with it, an iconic British design.
In 1932 automotive engineer George Carwardine develops a formula for a new type of spring. He discovers that pivoting arms supported by a sequence of these springs can be repositioned with the lightest touch yet will remain perfectly in place once released. Carwardine has just created the blueprint for an Anglepoise®.