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Introducing the Type 80 Collection by Sir Kenneth Grange

Anglepoise is pleased to introduce a contemporary lighting collection designed by renowned British industrial product designer Sir Kenneth Grange in his 90th year. Anglepoise Type 80 Collection will arrive in stock in September 2019.

Offering a premium lighting solution for both domestic and commercial interiors, the collection includes lights for table, wall and ceiling that combine high style with ease of installation and durability.

Distinguished by a striking, graphic profile, Type 80’s design is further enhanced by an attractive ‘halo’ light-escape feature in the shade. This adds an extra dimension in low light environments – a refinement characteristic of Sir Kenneth’s designs for the brand.

In the history of domestic lighting there is one truly iconic element and it must surely be the conical shade, so is right that Anglepoise should have such a classic iconic design in their portfolio. Moreover, with every new model that we launch there is an innovation, no matter how modest. With the Type 80 the visual attraction of light spilling onto the shade outer surface aims to make the iconic even more distinguished.

– Sir Kenneth Grange

Every detail has been carefully considered with as much finesse as possible. Joints are precision engineered to new exacting standards. Elegant style combined with ease of use distinguishes this collection. Both table and wall versions feature sprung joint mechanisms, cables that are discreetly routed through the arms and an accessible on-shade on/off switch. The wall sconce and ceiling rose are visually aligned and easy to install. The collection comes in four sophisticated, ultra-matte colour choices – Rose Pink, Pistachio, Grey Mist and Matte Black.

The collection launches September 2019. In the UK, the collection will be exclusively available on www.anglepoise.com and in-store at John Lewis & Partners until February 2020.

Design Director of Anglepoise since 2003, Sir Kenneth Grange began his illustrious career as a technical illustrator whilst in National Service. He subsequently made his reputation as an industrial product designer and in association with four partners founded Pentagram, now an international design practice with offices in USA, Germany and London. Grange’s remarkable work spans half a century and his user-centred, often quintessentially British designs have helped shape the parameters of everyday life for so many. Not only household brands like Kenwood, Parker, Kodak – and of course Anglepoise – have received the Kenneth Grange treatment but also the InterCity 125 train, the regional Royal Mail post box and the London Black Taxi.

Photos: Jake Curtis

Styling: Despina Curtis