In his 4th collaboration with Anglepoise, designer Paul Smith summons the British countryside with an evocative earthy palette. Rich burgundy, moody grey, sky blue, dappled green and rich clay tones mingle in his version of the timeless Type 75. Smith, always an inventive colorist, then adds a strip of fluorescent yellow as a delightful counterpoint.
Shade: 7.5" h x 5.5" dia (19.2x14cm)
Base: 7.75" dia (19.5cm)
Max reach (from base to shade): 26" (66cm)
Cable: 106.25" l (270cm)
Aluminum, cast iron
Anglepoise constant-tension spring technology
Voltage: 110/120V, 50/60Hz
Bulb (included): 13W E26 CFL included (15W max)
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.