lighting design by two british design icons
Red, yellow and blue are neatly aligned in the latest Anglepoise Edition Three lamp. In a third collaboration with Paul Smith, the lighting company is celebrating De Stijl, a dutch design movement that will soon be in its centenary year (2017).
These two British design houses with an iconic history have merged their strengths and styles to produce the Edition Three design. Paul Smith is renowned for his meticulous tailoring, bold prints and preeminence as a fashion designer. Starting his career at 17, he pursued his interests within fashion and by 1970 Smith had opened his first shop. Today, his collections are sold in over 66 countries. Sourcing his designs locally, Smith's style is as deeply routed in British culture as Anglepoise's design aesthetic.
Anglepoise is the lighting company that introduced the industrial desk lamp in 1933 (launched officially in 1935), designed by car designer George Carwardine. A key feature of this iconic design is the tightly bound springs, which have remained similar to this day.
The colour theme pays homage to the De Stijl movement, a Dutch design practice that was started in 1917 by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Rensburg. A theory focused on simplicity, abstraction and order. The primary colours give this light playful expression, but also make it suitable for any modern home.
Edition Three is very different to previous pieces - Edition One portrayed a fresh and floral approach, Edition Two focused on jewel and rich tones. With its characteristic colour way and progressive design, this light is a collector's edition we'd love to own.
To shop this light please visit: Anglepoise.com