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Giant Anglepoise: Your own Friendly and Stylish Giant
“We is in dream country… this is where all dreams begin,” said the BFG, and Anglepoise certainly weren’t afraid to dream big when it came to designing their giant interiors collection.
Oversized feature pieces dominate the Anglepoise giant range, with super-sized, up-scaled versions of their original products looking set to take over our homes this summer.
Inspired by fantasy, Anglepoise have created their very own BFG by tripling the original 1227 Anglepoise lamp and 1227 pendant light. The lamp was a favourite of beloved author Roald Dahl who used it in his writing hut where he created the 1982 classic ‘The BFG’, amongst hundreds of other magical children’s stories.
A display version of the Giant Anglepoise 1227 lamp was created and commissioned for display in honour of Dahl’s attachment to the Anglepoise classic at the Roald Dahl museum in Buckinghamshire in 2005. Dahl considered the design to be aesthetically pleasing and remarkably engaging. The giant version was scaled to the same incredible size of the BFG, his most beloved character.
At a mass auction, a second design of the lamp was sold to film director Tim Burton, who shared a fondness for its sleek design and superior functionality. From then on the giant range was put in to production thanks to its mass popularity, leading to the iconic piece of feature lighting that the Anglepoise 1227 Giant Floor Lamp is today.
Offering flexibility and balance, the beautifully crafted lamp has both style and functionality at the core of its design. The original creator of the lamps, George Cawardine, was fascinated by spring and lever based mechanisms and created the original 1227, which became his legacy. The giant versions are an extension of this, illustrating the supreme design quality and craftsmanship on a much grander scale.
Despite being oversized, the Anglepoise giant range is as versatile, fun and loveable as the universally adored BFG himself. Its sheer size creates character and has a huge impact on the space wherever positioned, be it in a living space or outdoors. It can be used in the garden, with the Giant Outdoor Wall Mounted lamp version and Outdoor Standing Version also available to perfectly illuminate a patio or terrace area as a feature; guaranteed to create added drama and style, no matter what shade you go for.
For those who love the style of the Giant 1227 but prefer a more minimalist aesthetic, the Type 75 Giant Floor Lamp by Anglepoise provides a striking alternative, with multiple lighting levels available.
With nest.co.uk you can add a touch of Roald Dahl’s eternal magic to your home with your very own BFG inspired light that’s sure to put a whiz popping smile on everyone’s faces.
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