Paul Smith Collaboration With Anglepoise Lamps is a Stunner

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Fashion design Paul Smith has teamed up with Anglepoise, of desktop lamp fame to offer his take on the classic design.

Smith has come up with a variation on the "Type 75" desk lamp, which the company is calling "Edition Two". The press release says that it is "testament to this designer’s remarkable deftness in instilling modernity and new life into a well-loved design classic".

Using different colours for different components, this follows from last year's Edition One, which also modified the colours in time for the brand's 80th anniversary.

I can't beat the original press release for swanky descriptions, so here's how it describes the new lamp:

"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, 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 anthropomorphic form of the lamps themselves: Edition One the more playful, perhaps more feminine of the two, Edition Two its stunning new counterpart."

If you'd like to get hold of the Edition Two, it is available for pre-order now and is shipping in September for £160.