Angelpoise’s gloss-finished ceramic shade turns translucent when the light is switched on and radiates soft ambient light around a room. A variation on George Cawardine's iconic 1227 metal lamp, the bone china shade is complemented by chrome-plated fittings and a braided grey cord. Hang a single Mini as a space-saving alternative to a table lamp or array a row of lights over a worktop, bar or dining table.
5.5" h x 5.25" dia (14x13cm)
Cable length: 59" (150cm) max
Bulb not included
Bone china ceramic, chrome
Maximum permitted bulb: 15W CFL/6W 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.