There are many products and brands that claim to be iconic but there aren’t that many with the design credentials to back up the claim. The British lighting design company Anglepoise easily falls into the iconic category with the smooth multi-angle balance mechanism from the 1930s embodied in the 1227. I’ve always wanted an Anglepoise lamp and when a Type 75 mini desk lamp appeared in Amazon’s Black Friday deals, I clicked on “Buy”. Here’s the unboxing.
Contrary to what the label says, there was a bulb in the box – it’s in the bubble wrap at the top right.
Assembly is easy – pop the spigot into the base and secure with a grub screw, then hook the springs over the bars.
I guess these are the money shots – the balance mechanism.
Overall, I’m delighted and loving it on my desk at work. So much so, I’ve put a 1228 with a mid green shade on my wishlist but Santa will need to be especially generous this year.