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Vintage Anglepoise Lamps

Planning a lighting scheme for every room in your home will help you set the mood, ambience, and feel of each space. Perhaps the most iconic name in mid-century lighting is Anglepoise. Think adjustable foldable metal arms, articulated heads, and industrial metal vibes.Available in an abundance of colours, you could adorn the desk in your study with a teal-hued Anglepoise lamp while you might place a pair of cream, Herbert Terry-designed lamps on the side tables in your living room. Being fully adjustable means that you can focus the light wherever you want in the room. This makes a vintage Anglepoise lamp versatile enough to place on a coffee table, in a bedroom or even in the kitchen to highlight those all-important recipes as you follow them at mealtimes.Anglepose desk lamps remain highly sought-after because of their achingly simple form and delightfully accessible mechanical function. Explore the Anglepoise collection below and unearth your one-of-a-kind.

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What is an Anglepoise lamp?

The Anglepoise lamp is an iconic piece of design, instantly recognisable by its balanced joint, which allows the freedom to move the domed head up, down and around. The lamp was the brainchild of British designer George Carwardine, who at the time of the lamp’s invention was a car designer and a freelance design consultant specialising in vehicle suspension systems.When working on suspensions, George created a mechanism which he felt could be applied to other fields, especially the task lamp. The joints and spring tension allowed the lamp to be moved into a wide range of positions. Demand for the Carwardine’s lamp grew so quickly that he swiftly entered into a licensing agreement with Herbert Terry and Sons on 22nd February 1934.In 1935, the iconic 1227 Anglepoise was released and proved extremely popular, even being advertised as the "ideal blackout lamp" during the Second World War. The ground-breaking use of springs in the design has also since been used in computer display screens, stationary and microphones. And in 1948 the BBC issued a rule that all rooms in their offices had to be lit by an Anglepoise.

Using vintage Anglepoise lamps in your home

Nowadays, vintage Anglepoise lamps are highly sought after due to their sleek, attractive and highly functional designs. There are also plenty of options to choose from when it comes to filling your home with the Anglepoise’s signature flair. A classic metallic Herbert Terry lamp can bring an industrial charm to any desk, creating a workspace which feels not only attractive, but highly functional.Alternatively, choosing a different Herbert Terry model in a bold colour such as lime green, red or orange can add a real element of fun to any space. This makes it the perfect addition to a homely living room, a bright kitchen space or even a child’s bedroom – especially if they have their own homework desk. The Anglepoise silhouette is iconic, and simply screams luxury as well as practicality. Any room in your home can be elevated by this simple yet effective addition.

Find vintage Anglepoise desk lamps at Vinterior

You’ll find an array of original Anglepoise table lamps right here at Vinterior. Our extensive lighting collection includes thousands of items from across many different historical eras of design – from antique designs to contemporary pieces. We simply seek out furniture with character, quality, charm and its own story to tell, which is why Anglepoise lamps fit so perfectly in our collection.If you’re looking to bring some stylish light into your home, why not invest in a little piece of history? Explore the range of Anglepoise lamps available right here at Vinterior.

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