Original 1227 Brass Wall Light
With Mid-Century inspired colors and authentic detailing, the wall light in the Original 1227 Brass series turns a new page for Anglepoise. The British heritage company adapts the design—first introduced by George Carwardine in 1934—with a contemporary versatility. Wall light features a discrete switch located on the back plate and the flexible shade adjusts to put the light just where it's needed.
Shade: 6" h x 5.75" dia (15x14.5cm)
Max reach: 11.75" l (30cm)
Wall plate: 4" dia (10cm)
Steel, aluminum, brass
Bulb not included
Voltage: 110/120V, 50/60Hz
SPT-2 cable switch on wall sconce
E26 lamp holder
Maximum permitted bulb: 15W CFL / 10W LED
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.