Dimensions

Bulb weight 25-45 g
Cable length 180 cm
Desk insert diameter 10.5 cm
Shade diameter 13 cm
Shade height 14 cm

Materials

Finish Jet Black

Specification

Base size 13 x 13 cm
Bulb life 15000hrs
Bulb type CFL / LED
Class Class II
Colour temperature 2700K
Cri 80
Dimmable No
Ip rating IP20
Light bulb cap type E14
Light bulbs included Yes
Luminous intensity 470lm
Max reach 50cm
Plug UK
Voltage 220/240V
Wattage 15 / 6 w

Resources

Our Original 1227™ Mini desk lamp is a smaller version of our iconic 1930s design.

The lamp comes with a colour-matched desk insert, inspired by original designs from the Anglepoise® archive. Our space saving desk insert has a cast iron body and plated steel fittings so that it can be securely hard-mounted to a desk. The Original 1227™ Mini Collection is the smallest of the Original Range. Diminutive but not diminished, it is playful, versatile, classic and 100% authentic, boasting traditional chrome fittings, our traditional shade shape and plaques etched with the Anglepoise® logo.


George Carwardine

By 1932 Carwardine was ready to unveil his remarkable invention - a 4-spring lamp, combining unprecedented freedom of movement and perfect balance due to its patented constant spring mechanism. And soon demand for the lamp far outstripped Carwardine’s small-scale supply. So in 1934 Carwardine licensed the design to world-class spring maker, Herbert Terry & Sons, who already supplied the springs for his lamps. Not long after, the Anglepoise® name was registered and the 4-spring ‘Model 1208™’ went into volume production.

Carwardine maintained his association with Terry’s for the remainder of his life. He developed numerous variations on the original Anglepoise® design, including lamps for hospital operating theatres, and for navigator tables in military aircraft. But it’s the enduring Original 1227™ model that remains the archetypal Anglepoise® lamp, and with it, an iconic British design.


In 1932 automotive engineer George Carwardine develops a formula for a new type of spring. He discovers that pivoting arms supported by a sequence of these springs can be repositioned with the lightest touch yet will remain perfectly in place once released. Carwardine has just created the blueprint for an Anglepoise®.