The Original 1227 Collection began with a desk lamp. Today, this highly adaptable and engagingly anthropomorphic light, is part of an exemplary collection designed for different locations, from table and wall to ceiling and floor. A perfect blend of form and function, each piece comes in extended range of classic colors and incorporates our traditional chrome fittings. The Original 1227 Collection has always boasted unrivaled functionality; now it boasts unrivaled choice too.
Design Country: UK
Wiring: Plug & Cord
Shade diameter: 5.9"
Shade height: 5.9"
Max reach: 23.6" (from base to shade)
Base size: 5.9" x 5.9"
Cable length: 78.7"
Bulb: 1 x 15W CFL/10W LED E26 bulb (CFL included)
A born tinkerer and devotee of all things spring and coil, George Carwardine was an established engineer busy making suspension systems for vehicles. (Perhaps if you’d told him he’d become well-known for creating a task lamp, he would have scoffed, but we’ll get to that). He moved up the ranks at Horstmann Car Company as a Chief Designer. In 1924 he left to start his own business, Cardine Accessories, but eventually went back to work for the Horstmann car company before they went bankrupt. Suddenly out of a job, he went back to tinkering and began working on designs for work lights. His first design for the Anglepoise, a 4-spring lamp that could shine light in all directions, free in its movement and perfect balance due to its patented constant spring mechanism. As soon as the design was established, demand was too great for George and his small workshop in Bath. It was outsourced to world-class spring maker, Herbert Terry & Sons where it then went into mass production. George’s icon task lamp has seem many iterations and has shone a light on everything from hospital tables to navigator tables in military aircraft and everything in between.
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