Original 1227 Desk Lamp ID: ANG-30593
Original 1227 Desk Lamp 0 Floor & Table Lamps Anglepoise

Original 1227 Desk Lamp

By George Carwardine, for Anglepoise

Original 1227 Desk Lamp

By George Carwardine, For Anglepoise

$320.00 - $385.00

Jet Black Gloss

Table Base

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SPEC #: AGP376823 | ID: ANG-30593

Original 1227 Desk Lamp

SPEC #: AGP376823

ID: ANG-30593

Designed by George CarwardineRead Bio

The Original 1227 Desk Lamp, designed by George Carwardine in 1934, remains a timeless classic and enjoys iconic design status. Original 1227 features an aluminum shade and arms, chrome-plated fittings, and a cast iron base with steel cover with Jet Black, Bright Chrome, Dove Grey, or Linen White finish. UL Listed.

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Finish: Bright Chrome, Dove Grey, Jet Black Gloss, Linen White


    • Finish: Jet Black Gloss
    • Mounting: Table Base
    • Size: 12.2"W x 13.1"H
    • Dimmer: Not Dimmable
    • Lamp Source: Compact Fluorescent
    • Bulb:
      1 x CF/Medium (E26)/13W/120V Compact Fluorescent
      Bulb included
    • Total Wattage: 13 watts
      • Country of Origin: China
  • UL


  • Certified B Corp

    Certified B Corp

  • Eco-Conscious Packaging

    Eco-Conscious Packaging

  • Recyclable


  • Specification Sheet / Technical Files

    Prop 65 Warning for California Residents This product can expose you to chemicals, which are known in the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/.
    George Carwardine

    About George Carwardine

    George Carwardine (1887-1948) was an English engineer and designer best known for his groundbreaking invention, the Anglepoise lamp. This iconic task light, characterized by its remarkable flexibility and balance, revolutionized the way people interacted with light and remains a sought-after design classic today.

    Born in Bath, England, Carwardine initially pursued a career in automotive engineering, specializing in suspension systems. His fascination with mechanics and his keen eye for detail would later prove instrumental in his lighting design endeavors.

    In the early 1930s, Carwardine's attention turned to the challenge of creating an adjustable lamp that could be effortlessly positioned and maintain its chosen position without the need for constant readjustments. Inspired by the human arm's ability to hold its position, he developed a system of springs and counterweights that mirrored the principle of muscle tension.

    In 1932, Carwardine's efforts culminated in the patent for the Anglepoise lamp. This innovative design featured a spring-loaded arm that could be manipulated into an infinite number of positions, providing optimal illumination without sacrificing stability. Its sleek, minimalist aesthetic further enhanced its appeal, making it a coveted addition to drawing rooms, workshops, and industrial settings alike.

    The Anglepoise lamp's success was immediate. It quickly gained recognition for its exceptional functionality and timeless design, earning Carwardine widespread acclaim and establishing him as a pioneer in the field of lighting design.

    Throughout his career, Carwardine continued to refine and expand the Anglepoise range, introducing various models tailored to specific purposes and environments. His dedication to innovation and his commitment to creating products that seamlessly blended form and function cemented his legacy as one of the most influential figures in the history of lighting design.

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    At its inception in 1932, Anglepoise was an instant hit. George Carwardine, a freelance vehicle suspension designer, developed a spring that could easily be repositioned while maintaining its posture once released. Since birth, the iconic brand has reached stardom. This collection of lights features an impressive assortment of colors and styles, many of which are conversation pieces especially the Giant 1227. These illustrious designs carry a certain indescribable personality that is playful yet exudes maturity. Anglepoise lights will get to know you as you get to know them, at which point a life-long friendship will ensue. Adjust these flexible light fixtures and watch them hold their balance perfectly or pursue Anglepoise pendant lighting (available in clusters). Regardless of the light you choose, you've already chosen correctly. Browse our collection of Anglepoise lighting.

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