Anglepoise Turns Their Iconic 1227 Lamp Into Oversized Outdoor Lighting


Having been around since 1935, there are few lamp designs more iconic than the Anglepoise 1227. The same articulated task lamp has found itself on the desks of generations of individuals, all of whom found great utility in its articulated arm and constant spring tension technology. And while Anglepoise continues to make the original, they’ve since expanded the 1227’s domain, using the same design in wall lights, pendant lights, and floor lamps. This time around, they’re turning it into aesthetically-overwhelming outdoor lighting in the form of the Original 1227 Giant Outdoor Collection.

Like the original desk lamp, these outdoor light pieces come with the same jointed design, articulated arms, and constant spring tension. Unlike it, the collection takes on oversized dimensions, turning the classic design into beautiful light fixtures that are equal parts functional and attention-grabbing. Seriously, they look like desk lamps for giants.


The Anglepoise Original 1227 Giant Outdoor Collection consists of two models: a floor lamp and a wall-mounted lamp. Both come in at over triple the scale of the original, making for quite the sight to have in a garden terrace, patio, or any other outdoor settings. Since they’re meant to stay outdoors, they get weather-resistant construction, including marine-grade stainless steel fittings, sealed light units, and durable silicone rubber power cables, ensuring they’ll stay functional through sun, rain, and snow. It comes in 15 different color finishes (with optional custom colors).


No pricing has been announced for the Anglepoise Original 1227 Giant Outdoor Collection, but they’re slated for availability starting June 1st.

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One Response

  1. John

    This is awesome! Take a proven design and then make it waterproof and massively sized and you get a winner. The only thing I’d be worried about is theft, because I can see the kids in the neighborhood liking these a lot too. Seriously, how can you not like these?

    The 1227 Lamp is the lamp I grew up with and still use today as an adult. I never realized that the 1227 Lamp was called the 1227 Lamp. Hopefully we will see other designs like this emerge where they take a quintessential classic product and massively increase the size of it while still retaining the functionality of it.

    The Anglepoise lamp was first desgned in 1932 by George Carwardine, He patented his design on it. Demand for his new lamp was so high that he could no longer had manufacturing of the lamp out of his shop so he found a partner. The design of this lamp was copied copiously by many other manufacturers. Today you can easily buy a generic low-cost lamp that has the look and styling of the Anglepoise lamp, but unless you specifically get a Anglepoise lamp, you are technically just buying a cheap knockoff.


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