The living room is a place of relaxation, a room where we sit back to read, to socialise and to watch television. Ideally, our living space will be filled with natural light streaming in through generous, south-facing windows; however, for many of us, the reality is somewhat darker. But look on the bright side: dark rooms provide the perfect excuse to splash out on some absolutely fabulous lights.
If you’re heading to Covent Garden and haven’t stumbled across it yet, uber cool urban gardening title Rakes Progress has a neat little pop up store in Floral Street. Running until 31st January, with a series of inspirational floral installations, photography, art, sculpture and film, Rakes Progress pop-up brings the magazine to life in a veritable plant-filled oasis.
In the beginning there was the Original 1227™. Launched by Anglepoise® in 1935 as a result of the pioneering work of automotive engineer George Carwardine, this three spring, articulated task light set the standard by which all other desk lights are now measured and has become an internationally acclaimed design icon.
Multidisciplinary design team Ferrious, opened the doors of their chic railway arch showroom in central Manchester for a lively Christmas event last week. The Anglepoise® + Paul Smith collection took pride of place, showcased in the windows and instore alongside some suitably impressive models of existing or concept buildings created by the thriving local architecture and design community.
When Central Saint Martin’s Stage 1 BA (Hons) class 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.
Anglepoise® lights provide perfect balance and ultimate flexibility and where better to find them than in the extensive lighting department at John Lewis. This AW17 season John Lewis is celebrating uniqueness by presenting a series of stylish and innovative finds that are exclusive to John Lewis customers.
With its dedicated lighting showroom on the ground floor of the central London flagship store, Heal’s has gained a well-earned reputation as a prime destination for beautiful and well thought-out decorative lighting.
What fun to have a permanent base in a central London food and drink destination (one co-established by Sir Terence Conran, no less) in the heart of the Clerkenwell design district? Well that’s exactly what has happened to the Anglepoise London Studio. Just over a month ago in May, we packed our bags at or co-working space in Second Home and moved lock, stock and barrel into this iconic Turnmills site, now home to British themed London eatery, Albion Clerkenwell.
To mark Hull UK City of Culture 2017, G. F. Smith resolved to find the World’s Favourite Colour, voted by the public. An extensive survey spanning more than 100 countries was conducted and many thousands of votes were recorded.
As if there weren’t enough reasons to visit the nation’s favourite department store already, John Lewis is currently in the throes of a summer-long ‘National Treasures’ campaign, shining a spotlight on the best of British life, design and culture.
When Kate Gould Gardens, a former Best in Show winner and three times Gold Medalist at Chelsea asked if we could provide lamps from our new Original 1227™ Giant Outdoor Collection to grace her City Living showpiece at Chelsea, we jumped at the opportunity. What better way to showcase these new designs than at the world’s most prestigious garden design show.
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.