Anglepoise Lamps

After I recently scored an Anglepoise lamp at a garage sale, I dug a little deeper into its history and was so fascinated, that it made me appreciate my little cool desk lamp even more. Designed in 1932 by British automotive engineer George Carwardine, the task lamp utilized a new type of spring which would remain in position after being moved in any direction. Several years later George designed the amazing Giant 1227 Floor Lamp, of which only four were made. At one point one was actioned and purchased by Tim Burton to be used in the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Now, an updated version of the Giant 1227 is being sold by Anglepoise in several colors . . . hopefully, my next purchase.

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 (Images via Lovely Life,  Abduzeedo, Houzz, Homes and Antiques, High View Art, House Number 15, It Is What I’m IntoThe Dome In The Desert)

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  1. 12.26.14
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  2. Eden wrote:

    Love these inspirational posts!

    12.26.14
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  3. Louise wrote:
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  4. Nadya wrote:

    the lamps are beautiful, especially the giant ones. I would not mind to have one at home 🙂
    Thanks for sharing, Lauren!

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    12.26.14
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  5. caroline wrote:

    I love that lamp and its history makes it that much better!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

    12.27.14
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  6. Love this giant lamps…
    xoxo
    Yael Guetta

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    12.27.14
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  7. María wrote:

    Incredible space
    Lots of love, xx

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  8. Scarlet wrote:

    This blog is great I really like it as it is very informative!

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    12.27.14
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  9. Jeanne wrote:

    Beautiful deco!! Merry Holidays!

    ♥♥♥

    Jeanne

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    12.28.14
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  10. Namrata wrote:

    Love the touch of vintage they lend.

    Namrata
    http://seasoncheck.blogspot.com

    12.29.14
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  11. meg wrote:

    aren’t they the best lamps? i love them!

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    12.29.14
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  12. Sam wrote:

    I own the first lamp pictured! Just so you know, it’s from IKEA. It’s also quite a steal. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60148701/

    5.8.15
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  13. It is nice to see those big lamps. just check out few interior decorating products here at http://www.pleasantacrylic.com/product/4

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  14. Wow it looks great!

    4.11.19
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