Developed in 1931 by an engineer, and remade and refined by designers more than the ensuing decades, the patented spring-based Anglepoise process lamp remains an icon of British industrial style. Now, fashion designer Paul Smith, some thing of an English icon himself, has offered the famous lamp a subtle remake, applying his signature vibrant colour scheme to the unmistakable profile of the Anglepoise Sort 75. Introduced at London’s Clerkenwell Style Week festivities yesterday, Smith’s remake of the Kind 75, itself a 2004 reinterpretation of the original, by designer Kenneth Grange, showcases a suite of 6 colors—hot pink and bright yellow amongst them—each chosen to define the lamp’s different articulated aluminum components, and presenting the solidly monochromatic Anglepoise range with its first multicolored iteration. We wouldn’t call this a remake so considerably as a wardrobe change, but when you’re Paul Smith, that may quantity to the exact same thing.
Images: Anglepoise Dezeen