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Celebrating the Great British Summer with John Lewis

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.

Anglepoise® + Paul Smith - De Stijl Centenary

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.

Anglepoise® makes its debut at Carl Hansen & Søn Japan

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. 

Anglepoise® + Margaret Howell Collection launch

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. 

Adopt an Object & support the new Design Museum

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. 

A New Era for Portsmouth's Aspex Gallery

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. 

Anglepoise® at Milan Design Week 2016 with Agape12

To coincide with the 2016 Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, Anglepoise® partnered with the premium Italian design brand and retailer Agape12, with a pop up space at their showroom in the heart of the Brera design district. Collections showcased include the Original 1227™ Mini, the Original 1227™ Brass including a new Original 1227™ Giant Brass Floor Lamp, and the Type 75™ and Type 75™ Mini, incorporating recent collaborations with renowned British designers Margaret Howell and Paul Smith

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.

Timeless Design at Harrods - LDF 2015

This month, as part of Timeless Design, curated by Harrods for London Design Festival 2015, Anglepoise® is hosting a retrospective that shines a spotlight on key events from our 80-year history, with displays of lamps from different decades and rarely seen artefacts.

EUREKA! MOMENTS AT THE PROUD ARCHIVIST GALLERY

Science may trigger unwelcome school memories of frustration at failing to grasp its basic laws. But many of us still fondly remember the story of Archimedes yelling ‘Eureka!’ in his bath on discovering that the volume of his body equalled that of the water it displaced. And, as I discovered the other day, a new exhibition displaying the first drawings of 20 of the world’s most life-changing inventions (not all of them science-based) proves that science and engineering can be both enlightening and entertaining.

ONE MAN AND HIS SHED

What have you always wanted in your home, but never been able to find?

This is the question Sir Terence Conran put to ten of the world’s leading designers. Their answers make up ‘The Wish List’, an exhibition of fantasy objects come to life, launched last month for London Design Week and on show at the V&A until 24 October.

Revel in art and anarchy at Comics Unmasked

If you’re into anti-heroes, graphic novels and comics ranging from Beano to Viz and you delight in a bit of healthy subversion, head for the British Library and see a new exhibition called Comics Unmasked. Opening in London on 2nd May, and running until 19th August, it’s the UK’s largest ever exhibition of mainstream and underground comics. 

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

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.