Dimensions

Cable length 400 cm
Ceiling rose diameter 10 cm
Shade diameter 44 cm
Shade height 47 cm

Materials

Finish Jet Black

Specification

Bulb type Halogen
Class Class II
Ip rating IP20
Light bulb cap type E27
Light bulbs included No
Voltage 220 - 240V

Resources

The Original 1227â„¢ Giant pendant demands to be noticed.

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 1227â„¢ 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 1227â„¢ 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®.