If Edition One, with its sunny combination of cornflower, fuchsia and lime is evocative of summer, then Edition Two is its alter ego, evoking the deep, rich hues of autumn. Combined with deep slate and cool grey, the striking mix of sumptuous, jewel-like colours is smart, restrained, sophisticated. Add a bold accent of orange - that element of surprise so intrinsic to Paul Smith style – and the colours take on a new intensity.
Originally a draughtsman in an architect’s office and briefly an exhibition designer, Sir Kenneth Grange's career took off when Kodak asked him to design their Instamatic camera. Many of his designs have become familiar items, such as his food mixers for Kenwood, razors for Wilkinson Sword, pens for Parker and British Rail’s InterCity 125.
Sir Kenneth Grange became design director at the iconic British designer lighting brand Anglepoise in 2003. His first Anglepoise lamp was the Type 3™ desk lamp, which was launched in 2003. Grange has since gone on to design the Anglepoise Type 75 and Type 1228 collections.