Anglepoise, a British icon

WSworkshop Journal - Anglepoise, A British Icon

Anglepoise Type 75 Lamp

For 80 years, the Type 75 lamp has been shining light when you need it most. From bedside tables to desks, it is your companion for the night’s work ahead.

Grange’s remarkable work spans half a century and his user-centered, often quintessentially British designs have helped shape the parameters of everyday life for so many. Not only everyday household brands like Kenwood, Parker, Kodak - and of course Anglepoise® - have received the Kenneth Grange treatment but also the InterCity 125 train, the regional Royal Mail postbox and the latest London BlackTaxi.

Accolades for Grange’s influence as a foremost British product designer have naturally followed. Twice winner of the Prince Philip Designers Prize with a string of Design Council Awards to his name, Grange is a Royal Designer for Industry, Gold Medalist of the Chartered Society of Designers, holds six Honorary Doctorates including at the Royal College of Art where he is visiting professor and an FX Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1983 the Victoria & Albert Museum staged a one-man show of his work. Grange was similarly honored in Tokyo in 1989 and again at the Design Museum ‘Making Britain Modern’ exhibition in London in 2011. In 1984 Grange was appointed CBE and in 2013 he received a knighthood for services to design.

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