Since 1933 Anglepoise has been, for enthusiasts, a byword for stylish and flexible desk lamps. With three elements, it mimics the function of a human arm. The spiritual father of the refined idea is the English industrial designer George Carwadine. He envisioned a work lamp that was stylish and very flexible.
Anglepoise - Flexible Industry Design
As a specialist in shock absorbers, Carwadine had extensive contacts in the car industry. This enabled him to engage the family company Herbert Terry & Sons as producers for his idea. After several patents were applied for, in 1933 the first Anglepoise lamp was put on the market. Although the lamp remained unnoticed for some time, there were many imitations which were developed under licence. The Anglepoise floor lamp soon enjoyed the reputation of a bona fide style icon. Until 2009 the Anglepoise lamp was distributed by Tecta. Since 2009, the distribution has been in the hands of the company "New Items". Here one can find popular models such as the Giant1227 floor lamp.
The urban classics - Anglepoise
The functional industrial design, that the Type75 LED desk lamp also displays is the absolute hallmark of George Carwadine’s collection. In addition, Anglepoise lamps, like the Giant1227 floor lamps, are also available in many different colours. They have long since held an historical value. In 1992 it took the first place in a poll in which 50 English industrial designers were asked about the most important lamp of all time. Few would challenge that it would also be there today - the delicate shape, and the ingenious mechanics of the Anglepoise floor lamps are obvious.