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Anglepoise Original 1227 Desk Lamp


Made by Anglepoise (Portsmouth, UK)

  • The original Anglepoise lamp launched in 1935 – a timeless classic
  • Aluminium desk lamp with gloss finish
  • Chrome-plated fittings
  • Dimensions:
    Shade: Ø14cm
    Base: 15 x 15cm
    Max reach: 90cm (from base to shade)
    Cable: 200cm



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George Carwardine designed the Original 1227 as a task lamp with flexibility and stability in mind. Now, over 80 years later, this vintage lamp has stood the test of time and is still relevant today.

Launched in 1935, this desk lamp is highly adaptable and offers ergonomic functionality. With a high-class glossy finish, toning fabric-covered cord, chrome plated fittings and a timeless design recognised across the world, the Original 1227 Desk Lamp in Jet Black is the perfect combination of style and functionality.

Designed by

George Carwardine


When automotive engineer, George Carwardine chanced upon a formula for a new kind of spring, he had created the blueprint for a groundbreaking articulated task lamp that could combine ultimate flexibility with perfect stability. Two years later the Original 1227™ was born.



  • Shade diameter: 14cm
  • Shade height: 16cm
  • Max reach: 90cm (from base to shade)
  • Base size: 15 x 15cm
  • Cable length: 200cm

Material & Care

Gloss paint finish
Aluminium shade and arms
Chrome plated fittings
Cast Iron base with steel cover
Anglepoise® constant tension spring technology



In 1932, when vehicle suspension engineer George Carwardine invented a spring, crank and lever mechanism that could be positioned with the lightest of touch yet would maintain its position once released, a blueprint for the first Anglepoise task lamp was born. The Anglepoise lamp has subsequently achieved iconic status and its engaging, anthropomorphic form is recognised and admired all around the world.

Over the years, the Anglepoise lamp has been developed under the careful watch of the founding Terry family, without ever losing sight of its primary function, and unique, characterful form. From the creation of the Original 1227™ lamp, to the development of extended collections by esteemed industrial product designer Sir Kenneth Grange, to recent collaborations with renowned designers Paul Smith and Margaret Howell, incomparable British design remains at the heart of this progressive British brand. Today, Anglepoise lamps can be found today in homes and of offices, restaurants, bars and hotels in more than 50 countries.

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Anglepoise Colour

Bright Chrome, Dove Grey, Jet Black, Linen White

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