Brit designer Margaret Howell’s version of this Anglepoise classic shares the same qualities as her fashion collections, with its easy functionality and subtle coloration. Type 75, designer Sir Kenneth Grange’s take on an original 1930s model, makes for an ideal reading light. The spring-arm mechanism originated by this heritage English company permits full adjustability of the light with ease of movement and spare minimalist bonafides.
35.75" h x 10" dia (91x25cm)
Max reach: 26" (66cm) from base to shade
Shade: 7.5" h x 5.5" dia (19.2x14cm)
Cable length: 106.25" (270cm)
Integrated shade switch
Anglepoise® constant tension spring technology
Aluminum, chrome, cast iron
- UL certified
- E26 lamp holder
- Note: Bulb weight critical for balance. Approximate bulb weight 25-60g
- Plug: 2-blade US plug to NEMA 1-15
- Maximum permitted bulb: 15W
- Supplied with a compatible E26 CFL or LED bulb
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.