Anglepoise × George Carwardine
Original 1227 Desk Lamp with Clamp
Replacing the Art Deco-inspired stepped base of the iconic Original 1227, this version features a space-saving clamp to attach it to a desk or worktable. Otherwise founder George Carwardine's 1932 Anglepoise design is authentically intact, with its 4-spring mechanism that combines freedom of movement and perfectly calibrated balance. With the traditional chrome fittings and characteristic shade silhouette, the desk lamp comes in black, white, slate grey or an allover polished chrome finish.
- 19.3" h x 17.3" w (49x44cm)
- Shade: 6.3" h x 5.5" dia (16x14cm)
- Max reach (from clamp to shade): 28.3" (71.9cm)
- Cable length: 78.7" (200cm)
Aluminum, chrome-plated fittings, cast iron
- UL listed
- Color temperature: 2700K
- Bulb included
Here’s the unlikely tale of how an iconic British design literally "sprung" from an amateur inventor’s workshop. More than 70 years ago, automotive engineer George Carwardine, tinkering with constant-tension metal springs developed by the French firm Terry’s, found they could be moved in any direction but then “stayed put.” He didn’t find an application for cars but envisioned a task lamp based on the mechanics of the human arm. Notably, he added a shade to focus the light which meant that it used less electricity than usual at the time.
With patent in hand in 1934, George debuted the first Anglepoise at the British Industries Fair. Since then, his original model 1227 and succeeding variations have proved timeless to generations of students, artists and professionals. Anglepoise lamps were produced for World War II bombers, celebrated in a Royal Mail stamp and have inspired tributes from musicians, artists and writers. With new energy-saving strides, the Anglepoise remains true to its defining minimalist design and efficiency.