Original 1227 Brass Pendant Light
The Brass Pendant Light illustrates the continuing versatility of the Anglepoise Original 1227, introduced by George Carwardine in 1934. With its heritage-inspired palette, woven cloth cable and authentic brass fittings, the celebrated British inventor's classic shade design lends itself to a variety of interiors. Function meets memorable modernist form—to use alone or in combination for a unique visual statement.
6" h x 5.75" dia (15x14.5cm)
Ceiling rose: 4" dia (10cm)
Cable: 57" l (250cm)
Bulb not included
Voltage: 110/120V, 50/60Hz
Class I - Earth connection required
E26 lamp holder
Maximum permitted bulb: 15W
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.