We are thrilled to share our collaboration with the National Trust and the Anglepoise Original 1227 range. In autumn 2021, we launched the first Anglepoise + National Trust collection comprising a table, a desk, and a floor lamp in Sage Green, welcoming the Buttermilk Yellow colour-way in 2022 and Neptune Blue in 2023. The funds will help support restoration works at The Homewood, a modernist villa designed by architect Patrick Gwynne and gifted to the National Trust in 1999.
Located amid a picturesque woodland garden near Esher in Surrey, The Homewood was designed by Patrick Gwynne for his parents. The self-taught architect put his unique vision into every aspect of the early 20th-century country villa’s design and details, including the furnishings, to produce an unconventional but luxurious family country villa. It was completed in the early summer of 1938 and Gwynne lived in the house for the rest of his life, continuing to keep the building fashionably up to date until his death in 2003.
Through sales generated from the collection, Anglepoise will contribute a minimum of £25,000 to the National Trust in 2023/24, to continue caring for The Homewood.
Photos: Taran Wilkhu
Photos: Tim Young
“Green, as a colour and philosophy is at the heart of everything we do. We care for 500 places, including 250,000 hectares of countryside – from the peaks of Snowdonia and the Lake District, through to moorland, forests and parkland. Accessing these spaces has meant so much to so many, particularly in the past year, and we are thrilled that this collection will generate income to help us care for these special places for everyone forever and shine a light on some of the lesser known architectural gems.”
– Michaela Davies, Brand Licensing Manager, National Trust
Following the successful launch our collaboration with the National Trust in 2021, we added a new colour to the collection. Taking inspiration from the modernist colour palette, the new Buttermilk Yellow collection launched in September 2022.
Michaela Davies, Brand Licensing Manager for the National Trust says:
“To see how popular our initial collection was, has been really encouraging. This extension to the collection is an delicious way for people to introduce striking design into their homes – modernist or not. We’re really grateful for all the income the collaboration has generated, allowing us to care for The Homewood and shine a light on this property.”
This modern, timeless tone is inspired by coastal references; an ode to Britain’s beautiful, dramatic and diverse landscape. To date, Anglepoise has donated £35,000 to The Homewood, an early 20th century villa in Surrey designed by architect Patrick Gwynne, now cared for by the National Trust. Aligned with Anglepoise’s vision of the future; The Homewood represents the commitment to design as a lifelong companion, just as an Anglepoise lamp itself is passed from one generation to the next.
“We share the National Trust’s care and passion for looking after treasured objects, places and landscapes. With this collaboration we want to shine a light on what we think is a hidden treasure trove of design – The Homewood – and generate funds that will help restore and maintain aspects of this incredibly special house and its wonderful grounds for future generations.”
– Simon Terry, Owner and Joint MD, Anglepoise.
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