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Original 1227 Mini Desk Lamp With Clamp
Anglepoise & George Carwardine
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Jet Black: $275
Linen White: $275
Dove Grey: $275
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Firmly secured to desk, drawing table or bookshelves with its adjustable clamp, this 1227 Mini also puts the inline on/off switch right within easy reach. Just two-thirds the size of the 1935 archetype, this Anglepoise version is a near-essential task light for any workspace. Constant-tension spring technology that melds functional flexibility with precise stability has made it an enduring British modernist classic.

  • Shade: 5.5" h x 5" dia (14x13cm)
  • Max reach: 19.75" (50cm) from base to shade
  • Base: 5" l x 5" w (13x13cm)
  • Cable length: 71" (180cm)
  • Anglepoise® constant tension spring technology
  • Bulb included
  • Non-dimmable
  • Aluminum, steel, chrome, cast iron
  • Branded box
  • This item normally ships within 48 hours.
  • Voltage: 220/240V, 50/60Hz
  • E14 lamp holder
  • Maximum permitted bulb: 15W CFL / 6W LED E14
  • Luminous intensity: 470lm
  • Life: 15,000 hours
  • Color temperature: 2700K
  • CRI (Ra): 80


Here’s the unlikely tale of how an iconic British design literally "sprung" from an amateur inventor’s workshop. More than 70 years ago, automotive engineer George Carwardine, tinkering with constant-tension metal springs developed by the French firm Terry’s, found they could be moved in any direction but then “stayed put.” He didn’t find an application for cars but envisioned a task lamp based on the mechanics of the human arm. Notably, he added a shade to focus the light which meant that it used less electricity than usual at the time. 

With patent in hand in 1934, George debuted the first Anglepoise at the British Industries Fair. Since then, his original model 1227 and succeeding variations have proved timeless to generations of students, artists and professionals. Anglepoise lamps were produced for World War II bombers, celebrated in a Royal Mail stamp and have inspired tributes from musicians, artists and writers. With new energy-saving strides, the Anglepoise remains true to its defining minimalist design and efficiency.