The Original 1227™ Giant pendant demands to be noticed.

Bulb type
Halogen
Cable length
400cm
Ceiling rose diameter
10cm
Class
Class II
Finish
Jet Black
Ip rating
IP20
Light Bulb Cap Type
E27
Light bulbs included
No
Pendant Packaged Weight
3.84kg
Pendant Packaging
48 x 49 x 55cm
Shade diameter
44cm
Shade height
47cm
Voltage
220 - 240V

Positioned over a dining or meeting room table, a kitchen worktop, or anywhere you please, its larger-than-life scale and stunning range of colours will inject playful, individual style into any interior space. Please note that our Giant lamps are built to order and have a lead time of up to 10 weeks. Originally commissioned by Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre (in deference to the beloved Anglepoise® lamp that Dahl used in his writing hut), inspiration for the Original 1227™ Giant is part Carwardine, part fantasy.


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®.