The Anglepoise story starts back in 1931 when automotive engineer George Carwardine saw the theoretical potential of balancing weights using springs, cranks and levers. In doing so he had chanced upon a way to create an articulated desk lamp that by 1935 had evolved into the traditional three spring Anglepoise 1227 desk lamp that we all recognise today. Many years later the story is selected by the Design Museum as one of six design stories that illustrate the impact of contemporary design on our everyday lives.
Anglepoise's collection has expanded over the years as the company have collaborated with an impressive roster of British designers including Sir Kenneth Grange, and more recently, fashion designers Paul Smith and Margaret Howell who have both lent their distinctive styles to limited edition versions of Grange's Type 75 lamp.
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