An alternative to the Anglepoise®

The original Anglepoise® lamp was designed in 1932 by George Carwardine and little has changed in the world of task lighting since.

Many designers, from Ikea to Philippe Starck, from Luxo to Erco, have tried to emulate the success of the Anglepoise®, the most successful being Artemide with the Tolomeo task light. Designed in 1986 by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina, the Tolomeo now adorns architects’ desks the world over.

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We really like the new Flos Kelvin task light, designed by Antonio Citterio with Toan Nguyen, and think this is also destined to become a classic. The sleek, slender design means that the Kelvin is unobtrusive on the desk, yet robust enough to withstand day-to-day handling. It uses low-energy LEDs, yet has a high light output and there is a dimmable version for extra flexibility.

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