The true beauty of every Anglepoise lamp lies in its ability to adapt perfectly to every situation. All Anglepoise lamps are based on the original 1930's desk lamp by George Carwardine. The original 1227 desk lamp has recently been recognised as one of ten British Design Classics alongside the likes of the Mini and Concorde and was honoured by the Royal Mail with its own stamp.
Coinciding with the design's 75th birthday, this celebration of Anglepoise desk lamps reflects the impact that the original three-spring design had on an unsuspecting public. With the introduction of the 1227 lamp came the ability to manipulate the light from bedside lamps and desk lamps to suit every task in the home and office alike, so that reading, writing and close work became much easier.
Since then, Anglepoise has been responsible for many iconic desk light designs including the Type75 model, another design classic. Reworked by our Design Director Kenneth Grange this desk lamp is now as universally recognisable as the first of our desk lamps, the 1227. Available as a Giant floor light or a simple desk light this modern take on a design classic is as stylish as it is practical.
There have of course been many attempts at recreating both of these desk lamps in the UK and across the world since, but since Anglepoise were the first to manufacture these unique and distinguished lights, our range of table lights and floor lights has yet to be beaten in terms of reliability and style.