The kicky little Type 75 Mini Wall Mounted Lamp scales down the Anglepoise classic to deploy in tighter spaces. It's a variation on the lamp that British design master Sir Kenneth Grange once termed a "minor miracle of balance." Call it serendipity that he was recently tapped to create this update. (Sir Kenneth's vaunted 50-year career also includes the Kodak Instamatic, England's Intercity 125 high-speed train and the redesigned London taxi.) In burst-of-bright colors or the classic finishes, the wall mounted Mini sidles in to bring fully adjustable light just where it's needed.
- 18.1" h x 15.7" w x 5.5" d (46x40x14cm)
- Shade: 6" h x 5" dia (15x13cm)
- Reach: 19.75" (50cm) (max—base to shade)
- Mount: 2.25" h x 5.5" l x 1" w (5.6x14x2.5cm)
- Cable: 71" l (180cm)
Aluminum, chrome plated fittings, cast iron base, aluminum cover
- 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.