Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp: Paul Smith Edition 1
Type 75 Mini is the scaled-down version of Anglepoise's iconic desk lamp, playfully graced with the color mastery of British designer Paul Smith. Sir Paul's Edition 1 essays a summery palette in sunny yellow, sky blue and gentle pink. Offering all the functionality of its larger counterpart, with the legendary spring-arm design first invented in the 1930s by fellow Brit George Carwardine.
Shade: 6" h x 5" dia (15.2x13cm)
Max reach: 19.75" (50cm) from base to shade
Base diameter: 6.75" (17cm)
Cable length: 71" (180cm)
Aluminum, chrome, cast iron
Anglepoise® constant tension spring technology
Voltage: 110/120V, 50/60 Hz
E12 lamp holder
Note: Bulb weight critical for balance. Approximate bulb weight 25-45g
Maximum permitted bulb: 15W CFL / 5W LED E12
Luminous Intensity: 800lm
Bulb life: 10,000 hours
Color temperature: 2700K
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.