In 1855 , with his three eldest sons, Herbert Terry established his company Herbert Terry and Sons Ltd. This is the starting point of Anglepoise. In the early 1930s, George Carwardine developed a theoretical concept for balancing weights using springs developed by Herbert, patented it, and Anglepoise launched its first lamp.
Since then, Anglepoise has created table lamps and table lights that are now British design classics. Their history has seen them declared the “ideal blackout lamp” by the Telegraph during WW2, and make it into the pop charts in 1979 through The Soft Boys hit, ‘I want to be an Anglepoise lamp’. Kenneth Grange has designed for the company and a Giant Anglepoise wa produced in 2004 for Roald Dahl and the Story Centre. A second was sold to Tim Burton at a charity auction.
Anglepoise redefined all a table lamp can be, celebrating their 75th anniversary in 2009. This was recognised by Anglepoise’s original lamp design, the 1227, being reproduced on a Royal Mail Stamp. Now, their current table lamps remain true to George Carwardine’s original design whilst incorporating modern features, such as energy saving bulbs.
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