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.
So we’re delighted to announce that this highly versatile and engagingly anthropomorphic lamp is now part of a versatile 9-piece collection, designed for a variety of different locations, from table and wall to ceiling and floor. Each piece is available in up to five classic colours, including a new Linen White and Dove Grey, and comes with toning fabric-covered cord and traditional chrome fittings. Our Original 1227™ Collection has always boasted unrivalled functionality; now it boasts unrivalled choice too.
The entire Original 1227™ Collection will be available from mid April and from selected retailers worldwide by late summer.
Carwardine’s innovative constant tension spring mechanism ensures that the Original 1227™ Desk Lamp can be moved with the lightest of touch into multiple positions and once in place it will stay precisely where it’s put. No fuss, no nonsense, just sheer functionality wrapped up in a remarkably characterful form. And if space is an issue there’s also a smart fixed arm table lamp available in bright chrome or white shade and base with chrome arm and contrasting cable.
The new Original 1227™ floor lamp offers all the functionality of the tabletop lamps and neatly sidesteps the need for a table or a shelf on which to place it. There’s also a fixed arm floor lamp, which comes in bright chrome or white shade and base with chrome arm that directs the light beam at precisely the right height for reading.
Available in three sizes ranging from 14.5cm to 29cm diameter, (four if you include the Original 1227™ Giant Pendant at an impressive 44cm diameter), the new Original 1227™ Pendant can now be introduced singly or as part of a series into all kinds of interior spaces. Coordinate with other pieces in the collection to solve all your lighting requirements in one go.
Our Original 1227™ Collection includes two very different wall lights: our standard wall light features a flexible shade with colour-matched sconce and integral switch and sits neatly adjacent to the wall, while our wall mounted light comes with an articulated arm that pivots from the wall, allowing maximum flexibility and movement. The larger lamp can still be folded neatly against the wall when it's not being used.
Photographs: Jake Curtis
Stylist : Hannah Simmons
Our thanks to Knoll for the loan of the Bertoia side chair and the Nakashima walnut straight chair, to Another Brand for the Cubo square cabinet, the Cubo rectangular oak table, the petrol blue Cubo oak finish dining chair, the Cubo bench with wood seat and the Cubo side table with one door, to twentytwentyone for the TS table by GamFratesi and to Vitra for the Jean Prouvé Compas Direction desk featured in our Stockholm invitation. Thanks too to Mud Australia for beautiful handmade porcelain ceramics featured throughout, to Skandium for the Marimekko cushion and to Imogen Heath for the Viaduct cushions.