British lighting brand Anglepoise has added new pieces to last year’s collaboration with the National Trust, with new pieces in Buttermilk Yellow taking inspiration from The Homewood.

The new additions join current pieces in the collection, with lamps – a table light, a desk light and a floor lamp – redrawing the familiar angled silhouette.

Anglepoise was keen to support the trust with a collection both modern and enduring. ‘We know that National Trust members and visitors care deeply for the natural world, so we wanted to keep the essence of our “Original 1227” but add a colour that reflected nature,’ says Adam Wade, Anglepoise technical director. ‘But it had to be exactly right and with our sage green treatment we have something that is soothing and fresh and neutral whilst interesting.’

The homewood property building against a big garden
The Homewood, designed by Patrick Gwynne in 1938 ©National Trust Images/Stuart Cox

National Trust and Anglepoise at The Homewood

The funds raised from the collection will go to support restoration works at The Homewood. The modernist villa in Surrey was designed by architect Patrick Gwynne and completed in 1938. Sitting in the grounds of a classically inspired woodland garden, it was gifted to the National Trust in 1999; Anglepoise, keen to uphold the house’s iconic modernist status, has pledged to contribute to its upkeep and honour Gwynne’s vision.

‘We share the National Trust’s care and passion for looking after treasured objects, places and landscapes,’ says Anglepoise managing director Simon Terry. ‘With this collaboration we want to shine a light on what we think is a hidden treasure trove of design – The Homewood – and generate funds that will help restore and maintain aspects of this incredibly special house and its wonderful grounds for future generations.’

This new collaboration follows Anglepoise partnerships with designers including Paul Smith and Margaret Howell, who have created pieces that encapsulate the brand’s sleek simplicity, with all lamps now covered by a lifetime guarantee, they really are built to last. §

Green lamp against green tiled background
green lamp pictured against green plants by a window
Green lamp against white wall and plants