"The lamp with a mind and a body"
A Timeless British Brand
Invented by an Engineer
In 1932 automotive engineer George Carwardine develops a formula for a new type of spring. He discovers that pivoting arms supported by a sequence of these springs can be repositioned with the lightest touch yet will remain perfectly in place once released. Carwardine has just created the blueprint for an Anglepoise.
The Anglepoise is a minor miracle of balance, a quality in life we do not value as we shouldSir Kenneth Grange
90 Mini Mini
Original 1227™ Mini Ceramic
Original 1227™ Mini
Type 75™ Mini
Model 1208 Prototype
About our Designers
From the creation of our now iconic Original 1227™ lamp, the brainchild of British automotive engineer, George Carwardine ... to the development of extended collections by esteemed industrial product designer, Sir Kenneth Grange to our most recent venture, a collaboration with Britain's foremost designer, Paul Smith, incomparable British design is the heart and soul of our company. Not so surprising then that examples of our lamps can be found in homes and offices, restaurants, bars and hotels and even in museums all around the world; nor that the Royal Mail should celebrate our Original 1227™ design alongside such fine British Design Classics as the Mini, Penguin books and the Routemaster Bus.