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  • Anglepoise branches out to collaborate with the National Trust 

    Anglepoise will release a range of its iconic Original 1227 lamps in collaboration with the National Trust. The collaboration will support restoration projects at The Homewood, an early 20th century villa in Surrey designed by architect Patrick Gwynne and cared for by the National Trust.

  • The Anglepoise Way (Introduction) 

    Hear about our ethos and core values from John Purnell, which provide the stablest of bases to build upon. These values are the intangibles that are inherent and fundamental about us as individuals, and they form the core of the culture of Anglepoise the business.

  • Anglepoise at Design Shanghai 2021

    Anglepoise is exhibiting at this month’s Design Shanghai (3 – 6th June; Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center), marking the brand's first appearance at a design industry event in mainland China. 

  • Margaret Howell + Anglepoise: the ever popular collaboration extends to wall lights. 

    Margaret Howell + Anglepoise colours are already available across the Type 75 Desk Lamp and Floor Lamp. From the end of June, the Type 75 Mini Wall Light also comes in Saxon Blue, Sienna and Yellow Ochre colourways.

  • Supporting New Designers and new talent

    Anglepoise is again supporting New Designers and the ND Awards, the leading London graduate design awards, in 2021. Running from 30th June - 10th July, the ND awards is all about celebrating and championing emerging talent and, vitally, it is about connecting industry with young talent and exchanging ideas and creativity.

  • A creative outlet could be the key to finding balance in your life

    Our recent study found that 72% of Brits have turned to creativity during lockdown and over half of those surveyed found that taking on a creative hobby has reaped a greater positive impact on their wellbeing.

  • Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

    As it’s Mental Health Awareness week (10 - 16 May)  we want to share how we as a business have adopted better ways to help our team manage their mental wellbeing in a truly challenging year.

  • A Repair Story

    We’re proud to make products that last. And we’re even prouder to be able to mend lamps for those who have had them almost as long as we’ve been making them.

  • Brooklyn Hotel Picks Anglepoise For Restyle

    "From the moment we received the first sample from Anglepoise, the sense of quality meant we knew we had the right fitting for The Brooklyn.”

  • The Anglepoise Way - Values & Guiding Principles. (Chapter 1)  

    In Chapter 1 hear about our ethos and core values from John Purnell, which provide the stablest of bases to build upon. These values are the intangibles that are inherent and fundamental about us as individuals, and they form the core of the culture of Anglepoise the business.

  • The Anglepoise Way - Purpose, Vision and Goals (Chapter 2) 

    In Chapter 2, hear about our ethos and core values from John Purnell, which provide the stablest of bases to build upon. These values are the intangibles that are inherent and fundamental about us as individuals, and they form the core of the culture of Anglepoise the business.

  • The Anglepoise Way - Authenticity (Chapter 3) 

    In Chapter 3, hear about our ethos and core values from John Purnell, which provide the stablest of bases to build upon. These values are the intangibles that are inherent and fundamental about us as individuals, and they form the core of the culture of Anglepoise the business.

  • The Anglepoise Way - Leadership (Chapter 4) 

    In Chapter 4, hear about our ethos and core values from John Purnell, which provide the stablest of bases to build upon. These values are the intangibles that are inherent and fundamental about us as individuals, and they form the core of the culture of Anglepoise the business.

  • The Anglepoise Way - Excellence (Chapter 5) 

    In Chapter 5, hear about our ethos and core values from John Purnell, which provide the stablest of bases to build upon. These values are the intangibles that are inherent and fundamental about us as individuals, and they form the core of the culture of Anglepoise the business.

  • The Anglepoise Way - Legacy (Chapter 6) 

    In Chapter 6, hear about our ethos and core values from John Purnell, which provide the stablest of bases to build upon. These values are the intangibles that are inherent and fundamental about us as individuals, and they form the core of the culture of Anglepoise the business.

  • Behind the 'Abandon Darkness' Movement

    An Anglepoise has always been a light for life. Since its early days, prizing both form and function in equal measure, it has been an illuminating friend that has moved with its owners through life ...

  • Workplace Mental Health & Wellbeing Winners!

    We're proud to announce that Anglepoise has been awarded the 'Workplace Mental Health & Wellbeing' award at the Solent Business Awards 2019!

  • Light at the end of the Tunnel - Giant Anglepoise lamps light up Kings Cross

    We've taken up a part of the Kings Cross Light Tunnel with Original 1227 Giant lamps for designjunction 2019.

  • Sasimonokagu Takahashi & Anglepoise

    Founded in 2010 in the Hiroshima prefecture, Sasimonokagu Takahashi is a local furniture studio founded by Yuji Takahashi.

  • Anglepoise storms historic Fort Cumberland

    In July, Anglepoise were given a very special opportunity to feature several Anglepoise lamps in Portsmouth's historic Fort Cumberland. Constructed between 1785 and 1810 by the Duke of Cumberland to protect Langstone Harbour on the English south coast, Fort Cumberland is a visually impressive pentagonal fort that overlooks the coast.

  • Celebrating Sir Kenneth Grange at 90 Years

    It is rare that a designer is still tinkering away at the age of 90 years. But Sir Kenneth Grange is far from tinkering and is still designing serious commercial products for different Brands with the same attention to detail and youthful enthusiasm that he has always done.

  • The new Three-Piece Anglepoise + Paul Smith Edition Four

    In his latest collaboration with Anglepoise, designer Paul Smith revisits a unique patchwork colour scheme previously created for a unique version of the Land Rover Defender.

  • Introducing the Type 80 Collection by Sir Kenneth Grange

    Anglepoise is pleased to introduce a contemporary lighting collection designed by renowned British industrial product designer Sir Kenneth Grange in his 90th year. Anglepoise Type 80 Collection will arrive in stock in September 2019.

  • Lighting Creativity in Portsmouth

    We set a live brief for their new 90 Mini Mini desk lamp to students from the University of Portsmouth studying a Digital Photography module in The School of Creative Technologies.

  • The new Anglepoise + Margaret Howell Collection

    Anglepoise and Margaret Howell renew their collaboration by introducing a smart new Sienna Edition into the best-selling Type 75 collection designed by Sir Kenneth Grange.

  • Add a pop of color this Valentine's Day

    With Valentine’s Day fast approaching why not celebrate that special day by gifting an Anglepoise light to show someone how much you care?

  • Anglepoise Holiday Gift Guide 2018

    From portable lamps for hot deskers to statement-making pendants for style seekers, Anglepoise has the holiday season all wrapped up. Let the shopping commence.

  • Our Type 75 Giant grows to titanic proportions for American Express

    Whether you’ve been out and about on the London Underground or InterCity rail networks this Autumn, traveling in your car, or simply relaxing in front of TV now the nights are drawing in, you’re likely to have spotted the American Express® Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card advertising campaign, created for the brand by advertising Agency Ogilvy UK

  • The Original 1227 User Guide - Part 3: Bedroom Lighting

    Peace and tranquillity reign in the bedroom, but while low level lighting is certainly sleep-inducing and romantic, it is no good when you want to finish that novel or you have to get up and dressed before day break. Here are some suggestions to help you achieve the perfect balance.

  • Anglepoise Showcase at Heal’s Festival of Light 2018

    Once again premier contemporary design store Heal’s is dedicating all of their windows and a sizable chunk of their central London Tottenham Court Road ground floor space to their annual Festival of Light.

  • Introducing the all-new 90 Mini Mini

    Offspring of the ever-popular 1970’s Model 90, the 90 Mini Mini lamp has all the versatility and personality of a classic Anglepoise® lamp wrapped up in its tiny form. At half the size of a standard desk lamp it's designed to fit just about anywhere - perfect if you're working on the go or in a low-lit coffee shop. 

  • Light Art - How to light up your displays

    Whether your home boasts shelves of vintage vases or a sideboard strewn with stones sourced from your favourite beach, the right light can turn a collection of objects into a striking display. Here are design writer Charlotte Abrahams' top five ideas.

  • Margaret Howell Guest Curates the Tate Edit

    From 27th April until October 2018, renowned British designer Margaret Howell brings her understated aesthetic to Tate Modern’s inspirational Tate Edit shop.

  • Anglepoise at Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

    Anglepoise® + Paul Smith invite you to view our new collaboration in a pop up design studio at Albion Clerkenwell during Clerkenwell Design Week.

  • The Original 1227 User Guide - Part 2: Living Room Lighting

    The living room is a place of relaxation, a room where we sit back to read, to socialise and to watch television. Ideally, our living space will be filled with natural light streaming in through generous, south-facing windows; however, for many of us, the reality is somewhat darker. But look on the bright side: dark rooms provide the perfect excuse to splash out on some absolutely fabulous lights.

  • The Original 1227 User Guide - Part 1: Kitchen/Dining Room Lighting

    In the beginning there was the Original 1227™. Launched by Anglepoise® in 1935 as a result of the pioneering work of automotive engineer George Carwardine, this three spring, articulated task light set the standard by which all other desk lights are now measured and has become an internationally acclaimed design icon.

  • Anglepoise Christmas Gift Guide 2017

    Forget break-in-a-moment novelties; Christmas 2017 is all about long lasting gifts that combine beauty with utility.

  • Paper City Pop-up Celebrates the World's Favourite Colour

    To mark Hull UK City of Culture 2017, G. F. Smith resolved to find the World’s Favourite Colour, voted by the public. An extensive survey spanning more than 100 countries was conducted and many thousands of votes were recorded.

  • Anglepoise® at Euroluce 2017

    We'll be introducing our take on industrial chic with the Type 75™ Mini and Type 1228™ Metallic collections, as well as a premium Ceramic edition of the Original 1227™ Mini.

  • The new Anglepoise® + Margaret Howell Collection

    Continuing a successful and longstanding relationship, Anglepoise® and Margaret Howell are delighted to announce the launch of two additional exclusive colours for the Type 75™ Anglepoise® desk lamp. 

  • In conversation with Cereal Magazine

    Rosa Park and Rich Stapleton are work and life partners who founded the cult bi-annual lifestyle magazine Cereal in 2012. Since then they have amassed a global following thanks to their knack for combining thoughtful words, beautiful imagery and pared back graphic design to striking effect.

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