The 50 Most Iconic Designs of Everyday Objects

6. Angelpoise Lamp

Year Invented: 1932

Designer: George Carwardine

The Angelpoise Lamp, also known as the architect's lamp or the task lamp, is a staple amongst people who do desk work. The adjustable lamp was designed by George Carwardine, a car designer, in 1932. In addition to multiple variations and knock-offs that have been created, key elements of Carwardine's lamp have also been copied, most notablly the adjustable arm.

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