Anglepoise presented Anglepoise® + Paul Smith at Clerkenwell Design Week this year, a stunning new interpretation of the classic Anglepoise Type75TM table lamp. This Special Edition lamp combines the unmistakeable form and function of an Anglepoise with the unique handprint of Britain's foremost designer.
Created for Anglepoise by leading British industrial product designer, Sir Kenneth Grange, the timeless Type75TM design provides the perfect canvas for a designer internationally renowned for his contemporary take on traditional British design. Its streamlined, modernist form becomes a palette for Paul Smith's strikingly colourful treatment, whilst its no-frills, mechanical functionality is clearly articulated by the playful colour-by-component approach.
Paul Smith has created the discordant, yet surprisingly complimentary combination of colours we see here. Unusual deep grey-olive tones are set against sharp accents of fuchsia and lime, with cornflower and clay added to stunning effect.
"Anglepoise, never out of fashion and a product that will last and last, and Paul Smith, a special slant on design with invention, humour and some charming eccentricity. A unique design partnership of two great British companies." Sir Kenneth Grange
For over 70 years, Anglepoise has created table lamps and table lights that are now British design classics. In that time, they have redefined all a table lamp has been and can be. Their table lamps remain true to George Carwardine’s original design whilst incorporating modern features, such as energy saving bulbs.