Let your imagination get to work.
If you’re working from home in a dark and cluttered corner, it’s hard to get motivated. So, we thought we’d brighten your day with these impressive desks in real-life home offices, ably assisted by the most stylish workhorse of all – the Anglepoise lamp.
Up to the task
The Original 1227 is the modern reincarnation of our first task lamp, invented by automotive engineer George Carwardine – but it’s not all work and no play. Its perfectly poised profile and responsive spring mechanism makes it both a handy tool and a joyful addition to any desk.
It’s versatile, too. Just take this Jet Black 1227, styled in two very different ways. You could lean into its vintage design by matching it with a glass-topped table and rattan dining chair.
Just your Type 75
Or you could contrast that business-like functionality with softer elements in the room to create a relaxed cottage industry of your very own.
But if all your surfaces are spoken for, don’t despair – just get a lamp with a clamp. Fixing an Original 1227 to the wall with a bracket helps to dramatically frame your workspace and brings a warm pool of light to even the darkest corner.
Our bestselling Type 75 desk lamp, designed by Sir Kenneth Grange, comes in many dazzling incarnations. The definitive version in Jet Black is a modernist masterpiece based on a 1970s Anglepoise design, with a simple bell-shaped shade and classic profile. As you can see from this smart, monochrome home office, it becomes the focal point of the room– and you could build on the retro look with other 70s details, like a groovy fur throw.
Treat your desk to a mini marvel
When desk space is at a premium, a mini Anglepoise is a WFH essential. In the Original 1227 range alone there are plenty of looks to choose from. This Dove Grey mini with stepped base is inspired by the original 1930s Terry lamp, while this white version with pyramid-shaped base not only brings a dash mid-century cool to your desk, but it’s easier to switch off at the end of the day.
The Type 75 also comes in a smaller size, bringing a dash of mini modernism to your workspace. This lamp in Slate Grey offers a grounding source of calm during a stressful day (but don’t get caught cat napping…)
Alternatively, if you need some get up and go, give yourself a boost with the 90 Mini Mini. Whatever colour you choose, it’s a brilliant lamp to have by your side, with a dimmable LED bulb that lasts for up to 20,000 hours – ample time to get your next work project off the ground.