Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp: Paul Smith Edition Six
With Edition Six, Anglepoise adds the Paul Smith Artist Stripe to an all-white take on Sir Kenneth Grange’s classic Type 75. A counterpart to the black-toned Edition Five, it prominently features the designer's signature graduated stripe against the milky satin finish and black nickel fittings. With an integrated shade switch and stable cast-iron base, this smaller version of the British brand's estimable desk lamp is based on inventor George Cawardine's groundbreaking 1930s spring-arm engineering.
- 16.5" h x 14.2" w (42x36cm)
- Shade: 5.9" h x 5.1" dia (15x13cm)
- Max reach (from base to shade): 27.6" (70cm)
- Base: 6.7" dia (17cm)
- Cable length: 70.9" (180cm)
Aluminum, cast iron, plated steel fittings
- 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.