When Central Saint Martins' BA Product Design Stage 1 cohort were tasked with creating a model of the Original 1227™ desk lamp as their workshop induction project, the aim was to ‘learn through doing’ fundamental practical and technical skills required in their future role as practicing product designers.
The class of 103 took to the project with enthusiasm, trying their hand at sanding, milling, sawing, lathing, casting and spray painting a variety of materials at their disposal, each producing a unique presentation model of the classic Anglepoise® lamp. We made their lives a tad easier by supplying templates and a limited number of pre-manufactured components, including the unique constant tension springs that are essential to the remarkable range movement and perfect balance of this iconic design.
The results, were rich and varied; fair to say we were impressed. Congratulations to Etienne Thevenet for his technical excellence and sophisticated paint technique, to Bradley Williams for his application of striking geometric pattern to multiple components, to Teetaj Senajak for an impactful modernist all-over splatter effect applied with remarkable control, and to Kit Ying Hui for a well-coordinated composition using soft transitions in colours that are right on trend. These 4 talented students received Awards of Excellence from Central Saint Martins and a Type 75™ Mini desk light to further inspire their studies at home.
Photos by Gareth Johnson.