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Clerkenwell Design Week: Anglepoise at Albion Clerkenwell

SEEN totally recommends that you attend the Clerkenwell Design Week next year. It’s going from strength to strength, showcasing the best in British design in all disciplines whilst bringing together disparate areas of London that are currently reinventing themselves in the area around Farringdon. With any luck, the week will be extended to the full five or even seven days, there’s so much to see and do.

From architectural practices to solo designer makers, there’s something to admire on every hand as you take the well-signposted route from Exmouth Market in the north, to Smithfield in the south. SEEN’s first visit was to the new Anglepoise HQ in the basement of Albion Clerkenwell, right next to Farringdon Station, in fact.

Anglepoise is of course, a design classic. SEEN can remember doing her homework by a seventies version in dark green. Like all classics they bear a degree of reinvention with each passing decade and the designer Paul Smith has collaborated on a new iteration especially for CDW17.

The lamp is available in bright colours and pastels and is now available as a giant version for a huge room or as a smaller version for the desktop. Other versions of the Anglepoise were finished in a soft metallic silver and a lovely warm gold effect. They are all compatible with LED lighting, so are worth investing in.

Type 75 Giant Lamp Paul Smith Edition One 2

Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp Gold Lustre 1

Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp Paul Smith One 1

Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp Silver Lustre 3

Anglepoise at Albion Clerkenwell
63 Clerkenwell Road

Seen this week

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Omar Souleyman Releases ‘To Syria, With Love’

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