Launched in 1935 and generally considered the archetypal Anglepoise®, the Original 1227™ pioneered our unique constant spring technology to deliver ultimate flexibility and perfect balance.

Bulb life
1500hrs
Bulb type
CFL / LED
Bulb weight
25 - 60g
Cable length
200cm
Class
Class II
Colour temperature
2700K
Cri
80
Desk clamp
16 x 2.5 x 7.7cm
Dimmable
No
Finish
Dove Grey
Ip rating
IP20
Lamp packaged weight
4.57kg
Lamp packaging
31.4 x 19 x 48cm
Light Bulb Cap Type
E27
Light bulbs included
Yes
Luminous intensity
806lm
Max reach
60cm
Plug
UK
Shade diameter
14.5cm
Shade height
15cm
Switch
Inline cable
Voltage
220 - 240V
Wattage
20 / 10w

Paired with a compact, cast iron desk clamp, the lamp can fix to a wide range of horizontal surfaces, including desks and shelves. The addition of a neat cable clamp means that you can secure the inline switch exactly where it is needed most. Our Original 1227™ Collection began with a desk lamp. Today, this highly adaptable and engagingly anthropomorphic light, is part of an exemplary collection designed for different locations, from table and wall to ceiling and floor. Each piece is available in our classic colours, and comes with toning fabric-covered cord and traditional chrome fittings. Our Original 1227™ Collection has always boasted unrivalled functionality; now it boasts unrivalled choice too.


George Carwardine

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®.