The iconic task lamp by Anglepoise began as a lamp for factory workers. The design has changed very little in its long history but Anglepoise has introduced this classic with new heritage colors and polished brass details making the quintessential desk lamp even more stunning. With the same heavily weighted base for superb stability, broad range of movement and its classic good looks it will suit a wide range of uses from reading in your favorite chair to working at your desk. The powder coated aluminum arms and with brass details are presented in a range of colors. Features include aluminum arms and metal joints, weighted table base for extra stability and double insulated reflector.
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Design Country: UK
Material: Aluminum with Brass
Wiring: Inline cable switch (13.4" from product)
Shade diameter: 5.7"
Shade height: 5.9"
Max reach: 23.6" (from base to shade)
Base: 5.9" x 5.9"
Cable length: 78.7"
Bulb: 1 x 15W CFL/10W LED E26 Lamp (CFL included)
Bulb weight critical for balance. Approximate bulb weight 25-60g
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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