Anglepoise × George Carwardine
Original 1227 Wall Light
The classic appeal of the first Anglepoise light is updated with bright chrome fittings in the Original 1227 Wall Light. British inventor George Carwardine's design, which debuted in 1934, functions anew in this contemporary iteration. With an easily accessible switch in the base, the flexible metal shade can be rotated to direct just the right amount of light wherever it's needed.
- 7.9" h x 11.8" w (20x30cm)
- Shade: 6.3" h x 5.5" dia (16x14cm)
- Max reach (from wall to shade): 11.8" (30cm)
- Wall plate: 2.9" dia (7.4cm)
Steel, chrome plated fittings
- UL listed
- Bulb not 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.