I am a sucker for classics, especially those that you don’t see everywhere. I have just installed two new original 1227 Anglepoise lamps in my bedroom. So human in its form, with its lanky, perky limbs and swivelling, slightly gullible head.
They were actually supposed to hang in the new guestroom, but as I opened the boxes when they arrived, I decided it was time to give my own bedroom a little quick makeover too. I am sure they and I will become very good friend for years to come – I mean, they will see me in the buff after all.
The Anglepoise 1227 lamp in all about function. It is task-lighting in its purest form – a supreme piece of British rational design that, very unusually, is still manufactured by the same British company as when it was launched.