Unlock Art: Great Double Acts

If you haven’t come across one of the Tate Gallery’s quirky little art films on You Tube yet, we suggest you take a look now. Unlock Art is a Tate initiative, offering a witty inside track on the world of art. With the help of a series of celebrities – including comedian, Frank Skinner, new Doctor Who actor, Peter Capaldi, Girls star, Jemima Kirke - and now Rock ‘n’ Roll band, The Kills

Day Trippers

Here’s what happened when we invited bestselling photographer, respected journalist and leading authority on design, Barbara Chandler for a day trip to Portsmouth.

Wired Magazine - Design Life

For the past two decades Wired Magazine has been the first word on the way ideas and innovation are changing the world. Created for and about the ‘Digital Generation’, Wired offers a remarkable insight into the future of business, culture, innovation and science. It’s reputation for editorial excellence is well earned, resulting in a string of awards, which simply keep on coming. 

Butterfly Anglepoise® by Roo Abrook

For the new Project Showcase at Aspex gallery in Portsmouth, Roo has put her unique artistic stamp onto an Angelpoise® Type 75™ transforming it’s clean modernist aesthetic into a fanciful – and symbolic - butterfly lamp.

CHANGING FACES CHANGES PLACES

To celebrate the opening of the University of Portsmouth’s stunning new gallery/exhibition/screening space – aptly called Space – Anglepoise® has collaborated with the University students to recreate an installation that was originally designed for the Kenneth Grange exhibition at The Design Museum in 2011.

Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home

Rated recently by the Sunday Times as one of “Five of the best design books” and as “Terrific” by the New York Times, this beautifully illustrated 400 page tome uncovers the secrets behind the classic, timeless, uncluttered design aesthetic of the US cult website, Remodelista.com.

ARTIST ‘MY DOG SIGHS’ STRIKES A BALANCE

One of the collaborators for the Creating Balance Project, My Dog Sighs initially used his Anglepoise® Original1227™ Lamp as a mixing palette. The lamp he created was so striking that it has been adopted as the main visual for the touring exhibition, showing next at Aspex in Portsmouth in the New Year.

FX Lifetime achievement award for Sir Kenneth Grange

It was a tiny feature in a 1996 edition of the Guardian Weekend Magazine that initiated our longstanding and on-going collaboration with pre-eminent British product designer, Kenneth Grange. Then head of the panel for the 1996 Design Awards, Guardian’s Style Insider recalls that when Grange had been asked to identify his favourite object he came up with a raft of ideas. When pressed to pick just one, Grange eventually narrowed the list down to the Anglepoise® lamp, in his opinion “a minor miracle of balance”.

Roo and Barry Abrook celebrate the Eccentric

Following on from the success of the Creating Balance Project, we have been continuing collaborations with a number of the participating artists and photographers. For the project, local artists, Roo and Barry Abrook created some stunning imagery that we feel really captures the spirit of Anglepoise®.  We are now delighted offer a selection of these unique prints for sale on our website.

Architects’ Journal Strikes Red

First published in 1896, Architects’ Journal - better known as AJ to its many dedicated readers - is something of an institution in the British architectural scene. So we were more than a little bit chuffed, when AJ Editor, Christine Murray approached us about supplying some of our Original1227™ desk lamps for their smart new East London HQ.

Superrb: The Team behind our Exciting New website

Superrb are the team behind our exciting new website. They are based on Hayling Island, a couple of miles away from Anglepoise HQ. We hope that that the following Q&A gives an interesting insight into them individually and also shows why they are such a great bunch of guys to work with.

Intersect by Lexus

On a recent trip to Japan, our Anglepoise® MD, Richard Sellwood chanced upon a fantastic new showroom concept. Intersect by Lexus, located in Tokyo’s fashionable Aoyama district, turns all notion of the traditional car showroom on its head

Fab Guest Brighton

Back in March, when the Fab Guest team first approached us about installing some of our lamps in their new soon-to-be contemporary guesthouse, (located just off Brighton’s seafront in the fashionable Kemptown conservation area), all they could show us was a couple of mood boards - each one dominated by one of our massive Giant1227™ floor lamps

the #bigfriendlygiants hit Carnaby Street

We were part of the the Carnaby Style Night in collaboration with GQ Magazine which sees over 100 fashion brands, restaurants and bars unite to create the ultimate shopping experience for men. Alongside the 20% discount on new season menswear collections, there will be live music, DJs and DJ masterclasses, money can't buy experiences, tastings, trend talks and much more.

The Creating Balance Project

This year’s for the London Design Festival we shall be showing a collaborative exhibition at Speakeasy Espresso & Brew Bar in Carnaby Street. The ‘Creating Balance Project’ explores how we balance competing demands as we pursue quality of life, through the use of the Anglepoise® Lamp.