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A Bigger Angle

We know of only one lamp that hasbeen immortalized on a postage stamp. George Carwardine’s Original Model 1227 Anglepoise Lamp was so honored in 2009 by the Royal Mail, part of a series honoring classic British design that includes the Concorde, the Routemaster double-decker bus, and the Mini. Patented in 1933, Carwardine’s ingenious multi-spring task lamp became an instant hit and is still a huge seller. An enormous change was introduced in 2005 when Anglepoise was approached by the Roald Dahl Museum to create a giant version of the lamp that had sat on his writing desk for decades. The 1227 Giant, extending up to nine feet, was so popular it was put into volume production. There’s even an outdoor version. This friendly gargantuan makes everyone smile. Original 1227 Lamp $275, Giant 1227 Lamp $3,750.

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