No set of pages about the best lamps available would be complete without a look at one of the best known names in the desk lamp world, the Anglepoise lamp. Designed in 1932 by British car designer George Carwardine, who took his experience of designing suspension systems and came up with the now iconic adjustable desk lamp, the Anglepoise features an ingenious combination of springs set at just the right tensions to allow for positioning of the lamp in a variety of different positions for performing different tasks. The classic Anglepoise design remains as useful and relevent today as it did 70 years ago.
Visually there’s really no mistaking the design of the Anglepoise, with its intricate articulated stem, a futuristic feature that hints at the designs of robotic arms and other technology that made this lamp ahead of its time, and it’s iconic megaphone shaped lamp head/shade, under the light of which many great writers, designers, and artists have come up with some of their finest work.
Today the Anglepoise brand is still as strong as ever, and by collaborating with some of the best known designers of the modern age, including Kenneth Grange and Jasper Morrison, the company continually strives to ensure that the anglepoise stays fresh and inventive, thanks to the integration of modern LED technology, and features suited to the modern working environment, as well as ensuring that the lamps are in-keeping with the latest colours and fashions. Check out the Anglepoise type ‘C’ for the very latest offering from this world class brand.