December is upon us which means that it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your loved ones. Clearly, the presents for those you share a home with are the most important – not least because, if you’re clever, they can double as gifts for yourself too. For example, I have been lusting after several Anglepoise® lamps this year, so I’ve decided to buy something off my wish list for each person in the house. They will be thrilled, I will be thrilled and the house will look fabulous. Here’s my list. As you will see there is something for everyone.
Type 75™ Mini (From $175)
It may be small, but this little lamp certainly packs a punch. Especially in Signal Red. If you can’t think of someone to give it to, buy one as a festive decoration. Shop now.
Anglepoise® + Paul Smith - Type 75™ Desk Lamp - Editions One & Two ($240)
These striped beauties are desirable on their own, but together they are utterly irresistible. I plan to persuade the recipient to place them facing each other at either end of the bookcase in our sitting room. Shop Edition One. Shop Edition Two.
Original 1227™ (From $285)
Launched in 1935, this is the most iconic of all Anglepoise lamps and therefore a must for every aspiring design aficionado. I am going for Bright Chrome because that is the young recipient’s favourite shade, but it’s super chic in every colour way. Shop Now.
Original 1227™ Brass (From $380)
The woven cable, touches of brass and heritage colours make this version of the 1227 both traditional and glamorous. Which grown up family members will find a very beguiling mix. Shop Now.
Giant 1227™ ($3,750)
Vast, exuberant (and in Signal Red a very good substitute for a Christmas tree), the Giant 1227™ is proof that best things don’t necessarily always come in small packages. I am giving this to my student son – his term time home is far too small so it will have to stay with me. Clever eh? Shop Now.
Words: Charlotte Abrahams, Freelance Design Writer, Curator & Co-Editor of Selected Journal