Once again Paul Smith ( one of my most favourite designers ever) has collaborated with Anglepoise® to create the Type 75TM Desk Lamp Edition Two; a true testament to this designer’s remarkable deftness in instilling modernity and new life into a well-loved design classic. The Anglepoise+Paul Smith Edition Two will be available from September-October, ready for the start of the festive season.
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 and 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.
Seen in tandem, each Edition assumes a distinct and contrasting identity, helped, no doubt, by the anthro- pomorphic form of the lamps themselves: Edition One the more playful, perhaps more feminine of the two, Edition Two its stunning new counterpart.
Anglepoise+Paul Smith Edition Two will be available throughout Australia at the Cult showrooms and selected retailers from October 2015.