In the design and fashion worlds, boldly combining large planes of plain primary colours with black and white — an effect often described as ‘Mondrian-esque’ — has long held a strong appeal. Take Yves Saint Laurent’s 1965 Mondrian shift dresses, inspired by the abstract paintings of Piet Mondrian, or, more recently, Vladimír Ambroz’s Moving Mondrian bookcase for Amosdesign.
The reopening of the world-famous Design Museum in its stunning new home in Kensington, west London calls for celebration. So we’ve teamed up with Penguin to offer their striking new ‘Design Museum in a Box’ postcard set absolutely free – our gift to you with every online purchase of an Original 1227™ desk lamp.
Struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for the design aficiando in your life? Panic not; my family is riddled with people who will only give house room to the most beautiful things so I have had plenty of practice sourcing presents that are chic, elegant and fashion forward. Here are my suggestions for this festive season.
Established in Denmark in 1908, Carl Hansen & Son continue a tradition for producing outstandingly crafted, high quality furniture that lasts and all this at a reasonable price. So we’re justifiably proud to see our Anglepoise® lamps beautifully showcased at the Carl Hansen & Son’s flagship showroom in Tokyo, Japan.
Margaret Howell did Anglepoise® proud at the official launch of the Anglepoise® + Margaret Howell Collection at their flagship Place de la Madeleine shop in Paris, staged as part of Paris Design Week. The new Seagrass and Saxon Blue colours chosen by the designer for the Type 75™ Anglepoise® desk lamp, complement the existing Yellow Ochre Edition to create a stunning 3-piece Anglepoise® + Margaret Howell Collection.
September is here, which means that students up and down the country are already thinking about what to pack in their bags for the new term. Deciding what to take and what to leave behind can be tricky, so we have compiled a list of essentials. From the best desk lamp to the ultimate back pack, these are the items that every fresher needs.
If you’ve ever had the good fortune to visit one of the Soho House Group’s super-stylish yet relaxed private members’ clubs, you’re sure to have coveted some of the carefully selected pieces that create the unique Soho House ‘home from home’ feel.
When in 1989 Sir Terence Conran and Stephen Bailey opened the Design Museum in a former banana warehouse in Shad Thames our eyes were opened just a little bit wider to the marvelous world of contemporary design and architecture.
As if the opening of a spectacular, new and triple size Design Museum in the heart of Kensington isn’t enough, just last week the Design Museum announced the opening of its first High Street shop, conveniently located on Kensington High Street.
Anglepoise® was pleased to donate to Aspex an Original 1227™ Giant floor lamp which stands proud in the entrance space, calling to mind the Creating Balance Project Showcase at Aspex, a collaboration between Anglepoise®, the University of Portsmouth and local community group, Strong Island, aimed at putting the spotlight on the wealth of creative talent in the city.
The new Anglepoise® Giant Collection made its North American debut at ICFF 2016, which was located in New York’s Jacob K. Javits Center. The show attracts over 33,000 designers, architects, retailers and manufacturers each year.
Continuing a successful and longstanding relationship, Anglepoise® and Margaret Howell are delighted to announce the September launch of two additional exclusive colours for the Type 75™ Anglepoise® desk lamp. The new colours chosen for the collection - Saxon Blue and Seagrass - complement the existing Yellow Ochre lamp.
Throughout the month of April, iconic British department store Harrods will be showcasing the new Giant Collection as part of the ‘London Edit’, a round-up of the season’s essential interior trends. The ‘London Edit’ will come alive in the store’s famous Brompton Road windows, as well as through room sets across the Second and Third Floors. Having styled the Original 1227™ Giant Brass floor lamp in Elephant Grey as part of their 'Shoreditch Loft', each model will exclusively retail at Harrods for the duration of the interiors takeover. Discerning design lovers will also have the opportunity to shop the Original 1227™ Giant Brass floor lamp in Rich Burgundy, created exclusively for Harrods.
Anglepoise® unveiled the new, enhanced and greatly extended Giant Collection at the Frankfurt Light + Building Fair last week. With over 210,000 visitors, the bi-annual show is the world's leading trade fair for lighting and building.
Along with existing collections, the all-new Type 75™ Giant and the enhancedOriginal 1227™ Giant Collections made their debuts on the stand.
Anglepoise® is delighted to unveil a new, enhanced, and greatly extended Giant Collection, including the first Giant Outdoor Collection, a new Giant wall mounted lamp with versions for indoor and outdoor use, a premium 3-piece Giant Brass Collection featuring solid brass components AND a new triple scale Giant interpretation of our best selling Type 75™ desk lamp - all this in addition to the Original 1227™ Giant floor lamp and pendant, which now comes in a stunning new colour palette. What’s more all the lamps are all hand built and made in Britain.
Rosa Park and Rich Stapleton are work and life partners who founded the cult bi-annual lifestyle magazine Cereal in 2012. Since then they have amassed a global following thanks to their knack for combining thoughtful words, beautiful imagery and pared back graphic design to striking effect.
Anglepoise® was delighted to be showcased at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair last week, in association with Scandinavian partner, Møller & Rothe. Around 40.000 visitors from more than 60 countries travelled to Stockholmsmässan for this 5-day event to see the latest innovations in furniture and lighting design for residential and public spaces.
Our story began with a desk lamp. First launched in 1935, the brainchild of automotive engineer George Carwardine, the Original 1227™ set the standards by which other desk lamps were measured. Over the years the design has been sensitively updated for modern life and has become a design classic, beloved by design aficionados the world over.
Venture into the Anglepoise® Studio today and be spoilt for choice. And with no less than 38 Studio colour permutations on offer, the versatile Original 1227™ Mini becomes a chameleon, blending or contrasting to express a myriad of personal interior styles, from pared-back minimalism to unbridled eclecticism and everything in-between.
December is upon us which means that it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your loved ones. Clearly, the presents for those you share a home with are the most important – not least because, if you’re clever, they can double as gifts for yourself too.
I love blue. Ranging in tone from deepest ink to coolest ice, it works across seasons and interior styles and what’s more, it is at its best in the northern hemisphere where the colder light actually enhances the blue pigment.
Scaled down to two-thirds of its original size, the Original 1227™ Desk Lamp assumes a new identity. This playful, more versatile and contemporary version of our most iconic and best loved 1930’s Anglepoise® design is the inspiration for a new 4-piece Original 1227™ Mini Collection, comprising a desk, table and two wall lamps.