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Designer name: Carwardine, George
  1887 - 1948
George Cawardine is an engineer from the automobile industry specialised in suspension systems, he is responsible for Cawardine Associates in Bath. His main contribution to contemporary design was the «Angleposie», an articulated table lamp that he patented in 1932.Based on the functioning of human muscles, the principle of constant tension, the Carwadine lamp maintains its position thanks to the action of several springs interacting that allow a flexible, stable and modifiable position. The lamp was a big commercial success and had a big influence on a great number of lamp designers that followed. It was mass manufactured for more than half a century thanks to the British constructor Herbert Terry from his factory in Reddicht. Years later, the well-known Norwegian designer Jacob Jacobsen had inspired in Carwardine work to create his famous lamp «Luxo 1001» and acquire the patent to start manufacturing the «Anglepoise» in Norway under another name.


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