Delicate, translucent and compact, the Ceramic version of the classic Anglepoise® pendant is extremely versatile.
"A single one, hung low to make a feature of the grey, fabric braided cable, would make a space-saving alternative to a table lamp, while a row of them would be both a functional and stylish way of lighting a worktop, bar or dining table. Our Anglepoise® Ceramic collection exudes simplicity and elegance. The glossy smoothness of the bone china shades is complemented by smart, chrome plated fittings, while the grey fabric cables provide subtle textural contrast.
The white, gloss-finished shades turn translucent when the light source is switched on and radiate soft, ambient light around the room. Atmospheric they may be, but we have not sacrificed functionality; the shades on both the table lamp and wall light are flexible so can be adjusted to cast light precisely where it is 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®.