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Anglepoise and Margaret Howell Collaboration

September 19, 2016

Lifestyle | by Sophie Exton

Continuing a successful and longstanding relationship, Anglepoise and Margaret Howell are delighted to announce the September launch of two additional exclusive colours for the Type 75™ Anglepoise desk lamp. The new colours chosen for the collection; Saxon Blue and Seagrass, which complement the existing Yellow Ochre lamp.

Margaret Howell has frequently championed the Anglepoise lamp, admiring the similar design qualities that are the essence of her men’s and women’s clothing: simplicity, functionality, authenticity and timelessness. Type 75™, designed in 2004 by British industrial product designer Sir Kenneth Grange, reinterprets the original 1930s Anglepoise design.


Anglepoise Type 75™ Desk Lamp – Margaret Howell – Saxon Blue Edition

Its clean lines combine with the perfect balance and range of movement made possible by the unique spring mechanism that defines the brand.

Anglepoise Type 75™ Desk Lamp – Margaret Howell – Saxon Blue Edition

Margaret Howell, says: “I feel I’ve lived with Anglepoise® most of my life – school homework under the light of an original black square based Anglepoise, and later acquiring various coloured styles designed in the 1960s and 70s. One favourite, rescued from a skip, is a Yellow Apex 90, later to inform the choice of Yellow Ochre for the re-modelled Type 75™ lamp.

“Now, collaborating with Anglepoise,  we have added Saxon Blue and Seagrass to Yellow Ochre to make an exclusive colour range for the Type 75™. We chose colours that we felt would act as accent colour and sit well in both a domestic and working interior.”

Portrait of Margaret Howell by Nigel Shafran

Margaret Howell and Anglepoise launched the collection at the flagship Margaret Howell shop in Paris in September as part of Paris Design Week.

All three lamps (£130) are available to at Anglepoise and Margaret Howell . The lamps are also available to buy at Margaret Howell shops in Paris, Florence and Japan and at selected retailers worldwide. In addition to Anglepoise and Margaret Howell, John Lewis is sole UK retail partner for the Seagrass Edition until 31 January 2017.