Described as ‘the lamp with a mind and a body' (Financial Times, 28/29 March 2015) ‘an exercise in simplicity' (Monocle Magazine, May 2015) and one of '12 designs that changed everything’ (Wired Design Life, AW 2013), since its launch in 1932 the Anglepoise® lamp has been fêted by artists, writers, designers and musicians the world over. Once banned by the BBC for fear that its intimate illumination might lead to dangerous, risqué thoughts, the Anglepoise® lamp has survived a forty-year-long soaking in the muddy waters of Loch Ness, made an appearance in a Bond film and even been featured on a postage stamp.
In recent years the classic Anglepoise® design, with its ingenious spring and lever mechanism and engaging, anthropomorphic form has evolved into a comprehensive range of desk, floor, wall and pendant lamps ideally suited both for home and commercial interiors. Now fans in the USA and Canada can expect to see much more of this iconic British brand in the months to come.
To mark their commitment to the North Amercan market, Anglepoise® has established a New York office and next month will showcase highlights from their collections at ICFF, the region's premier showcase for what’s best and what’s next in contemporary design. To coincide with ICFF, Anglepoise® will launch a region-specific website and online store, making their collections readily available to customers throughout the USA and Canada.
Products highlighted at ICFF and coming soon to the online store include perennial favourites such as the iconic 1930s Original 1227™ desk lamp as well as new collections that have recently been launched. A 5-piece Original 1227™ Brass Collection with solid brass components reinterprets the most classic Anglepoise® design whilst desk, wall and pendant options offer greater versatility. The imposing Type 75™ Maxi Collection, comprising floor lamp and pendant, comes as a smart new addition to the best selling Type 75™ series launched by the company a decade ago. Designed by esteemed British industrial product designer, Sir Kenneth Grange, the Maxi collection reflects both the designer’s singular, modernist style and the Anglepoise® brand’s unrivalled functionality.
Alongside more familiar versions of the Type 75™ and Type 75™ Mini Collections, Anglepoise® will present the Type 75™ desk lamp: Paul Smith Edition, launched last Autumn. The lamp’s streamlined, modernist form becomes a palette for Paul Smith’s striking colourful treatment whilst it’s no-frills mechanical functionality is clearly articulated by the designer's playful colour-by-component approach.
Anglepoise® at INTRO/NY and INTRO/LA …
Anglepoise® will also showcase their new Type 75 Maxi collection with award-winning British brand, MODUS at INTRO/NY and INTRO/LA
INTRO/NY: May 15 – 18, ArtBeam warehouse, 540 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011
INTRO/LA: May 29 – 31, Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029
 The Green Book, published by the BBC in the 1940’s stated that no member of staff could work by the light of an Anglepoise® lamp unless the ceiling lights were on too.  When a WW2 bomber fitted with an Anglepoise® lamp was salvaged from Loch Ness in Scotland in 1985, remarkably the lamp still worked.  Skyfall, 2012  British Design Classics, Royal Mail 2009
Top image features an Anglepoise® Original 1227™ Brass Desk Lamp in Slate Grey
Special thanks to Modus, Moooi, Ercol, and Another Country for allowing us to incorporate their furniture into our lifestyle sets. Thanks also to Paul Smith, Darkroom and Triangle for providing accessories.