Launched in 1932, Anglepoise® was the result of a collaboration between British automotive engineer, George Carwardine and spring specialists, Herbert Terry & Sons.
Today, Terry’s archetypal Anglepoise® Original1227™ table lamp, based on Carwardine’s pioneering perfect balance mechanism, is recognised as a British design classic.
Over time, the Anglepoise® brand has grown - more recently in collaboration with preeminent British industrial product designer, Sir Kenneth Grange - to produce an unrivalled series of instantly recognizable table, floor, wall and pendant lamps that are able to deliver the intensity of light required by professionals. All the latest designs remain authentic to Carwardine's original design concept, seamlessly integrating form with function whilst embracing essential modern features.
Anglepoise® high performance lamps are designed and built with longevity in mind, making them ideally suited to retail, hospitality and workplace sectors, whilst multiple variations both within and between ranges allow maximum versatility.
Most recent additions to the Anglepoise® portfolio include a 5-piece Brass Original1227™ Collection, comprising table, wall and pendant lamps with solid brass components and the Type75™ Maxi Floor and Pendant Lamp designed by Sir Kenneth Grange. A recent collaboration with designer, Paul Smith, resulting in a special edition interpretation of the Type75™ table lamp, marks a new departure for a company that continues to grow on the international stage.
The aesthetic and exceptionally captivating, anthropomorphic quality of a lamp that can constantly change its form has given inspiration to musicians, artists, designers and writers over the years. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the brand, in 2009 the Anglepoise® Original1227™ was featured on a Royal Mail stamp alongside other British design Icons such as the Concorde, the Routemaster bus and the Mini. Examples of this quintessentially British brand, can be viewed at the London Design Museum, the V&A, the British Library and the Science Museum.