Sir Kenneth Grange’s design update adds a “halo” of ambient illumination to the classic Anglepoise metal shade in this adjustable wall fixture. Type 80 features sprung joint mechanisms with an accessible on/off switch on the shade. The wall sconce is visually aligned and easy to install, in a palette of contemporary colors with a desirable matte finish.
- 6.3" h x 12.6" w x 5.7" d (16x32x14.5cm)
- Shade: 19" h x 5.7" dia (16x14.5cm)
- Maximum reach: 12.6 (32cm)
Matte paint, anodized aluminum, steel stem, anodized machined joint, drop forged aluminum wall sconce
- 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.