Why not a bit of pop art for the patio? The outdoor version of the over-scaled floor lamp in the Original 1227 Giant collection also makes a witty sculptural statement. This Anglepoise classic, blown up to 3 times its standard size, combines form and function—with marine-grade stainless steel fittings and knurled bespoke adjuster wheels, sealed light unit and durable silicone rubber cable. With 15 high-impact colors, there's a choice for every al fresco art-lover.
Shade: 18.5" h x 17.25" dia (46.5x44cm)
Base: 17.5" l x 17.5" w (44.5x44.5cm)
Max reach (from base to shade): 106.25" (270cm)
Cable: 177.25" l (450cm)
Aluminum, cast iron base with steel cover
Triple-scale version of the iconic Anglepoise Original 1227
Anglepoise constant tension spring technology
Inline electrical connector
Voltage: 110/120V, 50/60Hz
Bulb: 100W max E26 halogen
Plug: None - To be installed by qualified electrical installer
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.