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New Anglepoise Paul Smith Type75
The mysterious sibling of last year’s Edition One, the Anglepoise® Paul Smith Edition Two Type75™ Desk Lamp is now available to buy from Nest.co.uk.
Edition Two – The Alter Ego
When we first discovered that Paul Smith had worked on another collaboration with Anglepoise® based on the classic Type75™ Desk Lamp, we were incredibly eager to get our hands on it. With a sweet, summer-inspired colour palette that looks almost good enough to eat, Edition One largely impressed us thanks to its eclectic simplicity and quickly set the bar high for our future expectations.
Stepping into the next season, Edition Two is graced with an autumnal mix of deep, sultry shades, from sumptuous jewel tones to moody shades of grey.
The design is finalised and given that distinctive ‘Paul Smith’ edge with a bold accent of citrus orange, which adds an element of surprise to the colour palette.
It’s always a challenge to compete with the original (think film sequels…), but Paul Smith’s adaptation has certainly stepped up to the mark.
Paying Tribute to the Original
The original Anglepoise® Type75™ Desk Lamp proves that simplicity is the key when it comes to designing a revolutionary classic. Combining form and function, this iconic British lamp by legendary industrial product designer Sir Kenneth Grange was inspired by a 1970s version of the late Anglepoise® Apex 90®.
The Paul Smith Twist
As one of the most renowned and respected fashion designers of all time, Paul Smith’s portfolio is diverse and intriguing to say the least. Recognised for his signature stripes and love of bold and eclectic colour combinations, his style can easily be distinguished from the masses. However, his portfolio doesn’t just cover fashion. Over the years, Paul has also collaborated with a number of established furniture and lighting brands to bring his signature twist to some of the world’s most distinctive design classics, including Hans J. Wegner’s 1949 Wishbone Chair.
We don’t like to be bias, but Paul Smith’s latest collaboration with Anglepoise might just be one of his best yet.
The Perfect Festive Gift
Hot off the press and just made available to purchase, the exclusive Anglepoise® Paul Smith Edition Two Type75™ Desk Lamp makes the ideal gender-neutral gift for design-conscious individuals and the same can also be said for the 2014 Anglepoise® Paul Smith Edition One Type75™ Desk Lamp.
With Christmas fast approaching, we recommend that you order in plenty of time to take advantage of our current stock.
"It has been brilliant to work on this project. Anglepoise® is such an iconic piece of British design and I am honoured to have been involved." – Paul Smith
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