As British Designers, we love to source and use products that have been designed here in the UK. This Classic Type 1227 Table Lamp from Anglepoise has been reissued to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its birth. This is a stunning lamp which is industrial, strong and with classic beauty which is perfect for home studies, the office or your lounge.
Designed by George Cawardine, this lamp is one of the most iconic designs in the world. The classic Type 1227 Table Lamp is featured on a Royal Mail stamp celebrating 10 British design classics such as the Mini, Concorde, the Routemaster bus, and the Underground map.
With aluminium shade, aluminium arms and metal joints, its cast iron base with steel cover gives the lamp stability, while this lamp utilises Anglepoise constant tension spring technology.
Available in one of four different finishes, choose the perfect lamp that goes with your home interior.
For over 70 years, Anglepoise has created table lamps and table lights that are now British design classics. In that time, it has redefined all a table lamp has been and can be. Its table lamps remain true to George Carwardine’s original design while incorporating modern features, such as energy saving bulbs. The energy saving lamps are designed to replicate the intensity of light that is demanded by professionals, such as graphic artists and interior designers. Currently celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Anglepoise Original 1227, this is just one of the various famous ranges which include the Type 3, Type 1228 and Type 75.
Cable length 2m.
Supplied with energy efficient 15 watt E27 ES CFL spiral bulb.
Bulb: 60 Watt max.
|Base 15cm/Reach 31 cm||15 cm||52 cm|
George Carwardine originally set up his own business, Cardine Accessories working on automobile suspension systems and moderators. Most loyally, he went back to Hortsmans when they were revived and stayed until they finally ceased trading in 1929. After this, George turned his mind to other things, working in a studio in his back garden, he had become fascinated with the concept of spring based mechanisms allowing weighted objects to be moved freely into any position where they remain balanced.
In 1932 he filed a patent that is clearly identifiable as the first Anglepoise lamp using 4 springs. George went into small scale production; and naturally he used springs supplied by Terry’s. However he soon realised he needed to find a business partner. His patent became effective in January 1934 and within a month he had signed an agreement giving Terry’s exclusive rights; and they started to manufacture the lamp in return for a royalty. The royalty was 4 shillings a lamp.
The new product was launched at the British Industries Fair in Birmingham in February 1934. Terry’s were unable to register Equipoise as a name, so they adopted the word Anglepoise. Terry’s had a numbering system where every new product was given a consecutive number. This lamp had two: 1208 was a short arm version with 12 inch arms and the1209 had 18inch arms – the same dimensions as George’s prototype. The 1209 proved the more popular.
The management of Terry’s felt that the existing Anglepoise 4 spring design was too industrial and they had their eyes on the domestic market. George then went back to the drawing board and working with the designers at Terry’s they came up with the 3 spring version, known in the Terry’s numbering system as the 1227. George applied for a patent 433,617 in 1934, and manufacture commenced in 1935.
The sales of this new design quickly overtook the 4 spring original.