Original 1227 Mini Floor Lamp
A space-saving reading lamp, this Mini dispenses with the need for a table to accommodate placement in tight settings. A two-thirds-scaled version of the authentic 1227 Anglepoise, right down to the chrome fittings and signature shade silhouette. The lamp's now-classic articulated design with its pioneering constant-tension spring technology continues to prove its much-prized British sense of functionality in new adaptations.
- 51.2" h x 13.8" w x 10" d (130x35x25.4cm)
- Shade: 5.5" h x 5" dia (14x13cm)
- Max reach: 19.75" (50cm) from base to shade
- Base: 35.5" h x 10.25" dia (90x26cm)
- Cable length: 71" (180cm)
Aluminum, cast iron, steel, chrome
- Color temperature: 2700K
- UL listed
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.