Inspired by original designs from the Anglepoise archive, this space-saving version of Original 1227 can be securely hard-mounted to a desktop. Designed by George Carwardine and launched in 1935, the pioneering task lamp is considered the originator of the British brand’s spring-arm technology that delivers unrivaled flexibility and balance. The color-matched Desk Insert has a cast-iron body and plated steel fittings and will free up much-needed desk space and help keep work surfaces clutter-free.
- 19.5" h x 17.3" w (49.5x43.9cm)
- Shade: 6.3" h x 5.5" dia (16x14cm)
- Max reach (from base to shade): 23.6" (59.9cm)
- Cable length: 78.7" (200cm)
Aluminum, chrome, iron
- UL listed
- Color temperature: 2700K
- Bulb included
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.