When in 2005 the Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre commissioned a triple scale version of the iconic 1930’s Anglepoise® desk lamp as a humorous reference to the beloved Anglepoise® lamp used by Dahl in his writing hut, (scaled up to befit the size of one of Dahl’s favourite characters, the BFG or Big Friendly Giant), no-one conceived where this would lead. Yet within a year, due to overwhelming demand, the Original 1227™ Giant floor lamp and pendant had become a staple of the Anglepoise® range.
Now, fittingly in this, Roald Dahl’s centenary year, Anglepoise® is delighted to unveil at the Light+Building exhibition in Frankfurt 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.
The entire Giant Collection will be available to order on Anglepoise.com from 1st April 2016 and from selected retailers worldwide.
Think Big - Original 1227™ Giant Standard Collection
Of course the Original 1227™ Giant floor lamp is a beautifully crafted, highly functional light, with all the benefits afforded by the unique spring mechanism realised on a grander scale, but equally it’s a highly impressive, illuminated sculpture. Now with white inner shade to maximise light output, metal chrome shade cap, etched logo plaque and smart, fabric covered cable, plus a brand new palette of 15 stunning colours (with custom colour options), the first and ever popular Anglepoise® Giant is even more appealing. And just consider the impact when the entire Original 1227™ Giant Collection, comprising the floor lamp, coordinating pendant shade and new articulated wall mounted lamp are combined …
Go Al Fresco - Original 1227™ Giant Outdoor Collection
Now, for the first time, the Giant has been re-engineered for outdoor environments, incorporating marine-grade stainless steel fittings, a sealed light unit and durable silicone rubber cable. Big enough to make a statement, but flexible enough to work in smaller areas too, the Original 1227™ Giant Outdoor Collection, which comprises a floor lamp and articulated wall mounted lamp comes in 15 striking colours (with custom colour options) and can turn a garden terrace into a striking al fresco room.
Choose Brass - Original 1227™ Giant Brass Collection
A super-sized version of the Original 1227™ Brass, the new Original 1227™ Giant Brass Collection is a real showstopper. High end details such as finely crafted, solid brass components and fabric-covered cable create a luxurious aesthetic across the range (which consists of a floor lamp, wall mounted lamp and pendant), while the solid brass block on both the floor and wall mounted lamps is a serious feature in its own right. Built to last, these are investment pieces; beautiful additions to the Anglepoise® family.
Size Matters - Type 75™ Giant Collection
Three times the size of Sir Kenneth Grange’s Type 75™ Desk Lamp, the brand new Type 75™ Giant floor lamp comes in brushed aluminium plus three classic satin powder finish colours and is a striking, modernist alternative to the Original 1227™ Giant. Featuring precision machined components and a rotating shade that offers not only a switched bulb system to allow for multiple light levels, but also unique halo-effect illumination, here is a statement piece that is smart, functional and timeless.
Giant Collection exclusive UK retail launch at Harrods
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.
The Shoreditch Loft at Harrods 'London Edit'
Photographs: Jake Curtis
Stylist: Hannah Simmons
Thanks to Another Brand, Vitra, twentytwentyone & Knoll for the kind loan of furniture for our photoshoot, and to Mud Australia, Ptolemy Mann & Skandium for the loan of accessories.
- Type 75™ Giant in Jet Black - Risom lounge chairs, Knoll
- Original 1227™ Giant in Blossom Pink - Ocean Blue Eames RAR chair & Plate marble top side table, Vitra. Indigo Colourfield Gelim rug by Ptolemy Mann
- Original 1227™ Giant Outdoor in Marine Blue - White Bertoia diamond chairs, Knoll. Navy Ferm living planter, Skandium
- Original 1227™ Giant Brass in Elephant Grey - Black Bertoia side chair, Knoll. Sideboard Two, Dining Table Two, Bench Two, Another Chairs in black, Another Country. Marimekko Urna vase, Skandium
- Type 75™ Giant in Brushed Aluminium - Tavolini Strada set of 3 tables, Another Brand, Yellow Vase by Mud Australia
Roald Dahl photo by Jan Baldwin.