Original 1227 Brass Desk Lamp


Original 1227 Brass Desk Lamp


The quintessential brass desk lamp, the best-selling Original 1227 is an icon of British design read more...
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The story behind this product

The quintessential desk lamp, the best-selling Original 1227 is an icon of British design. Pioneering Anglepoise’ constant spring technology, the instantly recognisable silhouette was first introduced in 1934 with this modern classic now given a heritage look thanks to a beautiful mid-century finish and brass detailing.

The novel formula of constant-tension springs, still used across the businesses premium lighting collections, enables this functional design to easily pivot and angle light in any direction, with a smooth gliding motion that can be repositioned with the slightest of touches while remaining stable once in place.

While the profile of this desk lamps slender aluminium arms come directly from its articulated design, other features display hints of period detail such as the deco-esque platform podium and industrial chic of its flexible domed shade.

Regarded as the industry standard for architects, designers or anyone in need of precision lighting, the Original 1227 comes in a mid-century palette of slate with solid brass components and woven fabric cable.

  • Based on George Carwardine’s 1934 design

  • Iconic shade angles light in any direction

  • Authentic brass detailing

  • Heritage inspired colours

Dimensions & Specifications


Shade Diameter 15cm
Shade Height 15cm
Max reach (from base to shade) 60cm
Base Diameter 15cm
Cable Length 200cm

Material & Specifications

Colour Options Jet black, Elephant Grey
Shade Material Aluminium
Base Material Cast iron
Arm Material Painted Aluminium
Fittings Brass
Finish Gloss paint finish
Bulb Fitting E27

Care & Buying Guide

  • Clean with a soft dry cloth only

  • Do not use polishing agents, water or abrasive materials when cleaning

  • Always switch off the electricity before cleaning

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Meet the designer

George Carwardine

George Carwardine was the mastermind behind the spring tension system which is found on Anglepoise lamps today. In 1932 Carwardine unveiled his remarkable invention - a 4-spring lamp, combining unprecedented freedom of movement and perfect balance due to its patented constant spring mechanism.

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Customer Reviews

Feefo Reviews : 100%
(4 reviews)
Date Score Reviewer Customer Comment
08-Feb-2016 Original 1227 Brass Desk Lamp Product review

Heal's customer Excellent
08-Feb-2016 Original 1227 Brass Desk Lamp Product review

Heal's customer Beautiful product
Easy to assemble
20-Aug-2015 Original 1227 Brass Desk Lamp Product review

Heal's customer I like my lamp but it has a slight problem in that it does not always hold the position I put it in. Some joints or springs are not quite tight enough. Some adjustment is possible but sadly not where I need it. But it is a classic design and looks super so I am glad to have it.
28-Feb-2015 Original 1227 Brass Desk Lamp Product review

Heal's customer The lamp is great: looks good and does its job (I use it as a bedside reading light). It took me ages to find the assembly instructions - they were buried deep within the sturdy packaging. Maybe they could be taped nearer the lid?