About Sir Kenneth Grange
Design Director of Anglepoise since 2003, Sir Kenneth Grange began his illustrious career as a technical illustrator whilst in National Service. He subsequently made his reputation as an industrial product designer and in association with four partners founded Pentagram, now an international design practice with offices in USA, Germany and London.
Grange’s remarkable work spans half a century and his user-centered, often quintessentially British designs have helped shape the parameters of everyday life for so many. Not only everyday household brands like Kenwood, Parker, Kodak and Anglepoise have received the Kenneth Grange treatment, but also the InterCity 125 train, the regional Royal Mail postbox and the latest London BlackTaxi.
Championed as one of the great titans of British design, Anglepoise are a designer lighting brand of world renown. In 1935, engineer George Carwadine changed the course of modern design with his iconic "Original 1227 Lamp". A lamp with a kinetic urban form, Carwadine took the functionality of a spring and created a masterpiece that would be adapted and duplicated by designers around the world. Chaplins' is proud to stock the Original 1227 Desk Lamp, Floor Lamp and Pendant Lamp versions alongside many more and is the perfect accompaniment to both domestic and commercial settings.