Our Original 1227™ Mini desk lamp is a smaller version of our iconic 1930s design.

Base size
13 x 13cm
Bulb life
15000hrs
Bulb type
CFL / LED
Bulb weight
25-45g
Cable length
180cm
Class
Class II
Colour temperature
2700K
Cri
80
Desk insert diameter
10.5cm
Dimmable
No
Finish
Dove Grey
Ip rating
IP20
Lamp packaged weight
3.3kg
Lamp packaging
28 x 19 x 46.5cm
Light Bulb Cap Type
E14
Light bulbs included
Yes
Luminous intensity
470lm
Max reach
50cm
Plug
UK
Shade diameter
13cm
Shade height
14cm
Voltage
220/240V
Wattage
15 / 6w

The lamp comes with a colour-matched desk insert, inspired by original designs from the Anglepoise® archive. Our space saving desk insert has a cast iron body and plated steel fittings so that it can be securely hard-mounted to a desk. The Original 1227™ Mini Collection is the smallest of the Original Range. Diminutive but not diminished, it is playful, versatile, classic and 100% authentic, boasting traditional chrome fittings, our traditional shade shape and plaques etched with the Anglepoise® logo.


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®.