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Anglepoise Original 1227 Desk Lamp

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Anglepoise Original 1227 Desk Lamp, Deep Slate with Brass
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An Anglepoise Original 1227 Desk Lamp in Bond's apartment, next to the leather chair
photo © MGM, Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures

Bond's apartment in SPECTRE doesn't have much in it, but next to the leather chair we can spot a black Anglepoise Original 1227 Desk Lamp.

The Anglepoise lamp is an iconic design from British designer George Carwardine. The 1227 model was released in 1935, 3 years after the first Anglepoise lamp. An Anglepoise lamp uses a spring mechanism which gives it the possibility to set the light in different positions.

The lamp has become a design classic, and is still available almost unchanged, to this day. There are now several color variations available. The lamp in Bond's apartment in SPECTRE is the Deep Slate (almost Black) model, most likely with the Brass hardware and the twisted wire.

The Anglepoise Original 1227 Desk Lamp in Deep Slate with Brass is available at UNCRATE. You can also try Amazon UK (£195), or Anglepoise EU (€295) or Angelpoise USA ($295, currently sold out).

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Note that there also is a Mini desk lamp version of the same lamp (which is cheaper), and a Giant floor lamp version, so make sure to get the regular Original 1227 Desk Lamp size if you want the same lamp as seen in the film.

In the same apartment we can see the Royal Doulton Bulldog (M's gift to Bond).

Anglepoise in other Bond films
Anglepoise desk lamps can also be spotted in the movie SkyFall, in the new 'underground' MI6 office. Some secret service employees have aluminum and black Anglepoise Type 75 lamps on their desk. Bill Tanner first uses an Anglepoise Type 75 lamp to check out the bullet fragments given to him by Bond, and later he has an Anglepoise Type 1228 on his desk in the room of M, who also has an Anglepoise Type 1228 on her new undergound desk, which replaced the Artemide Tolomeo that she had on her desk before the explosion at MI6 Headquarters.

If you spot Anglepoise lamps in other Bond films, please contact me here.

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