Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp: Paul Smith Edition Four
Designer Paul Smith’s scaled-down Type 75 Mini hews to the patchwork color scheme he created for his 4th release with Anglepoise. Along with country tones like burgundy, sky blue and deep green, he interjects an energizing bit of fluorescent yellow in his ever-lively style. Mini offers all the functionality of its larger sibling, but in a more compact model that readily suits smaller spaces.
- 16.5" h x 14.2" w (42x36cm)
- Shade: 5.9" h x 5.1" dia (15x13cm)
- Max reach (from base to shade): 27.6" (70cm)
- Base: 6.7" dia (17cm)
- Cable length: 70.9" (180cm)
Aluminum, cast iron, plated steel fittings
- 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.