To celebrate the launch of March Lite, we have teamed up with Anglepoise and Disegno to give two readers the chance to win a March chair, forerunner of March Lite, and an Anglepoise® Type 80™ lamp. Both pieces are designed by world renowned industrial designer, Sir Kenneth Grange, and are a celebration of the very best of British design.
For your chance to win, head over to Disegno and submit a drawing of your favourite Sir Kenneth Grange design. From domestic icons like the WilkinsonSword razor, Parker pens and Kenwood mixers, to archetypal British emblems, such as the InterCity125 or the black cab, the enormous scope of his work gives you plenty to choose from. Submit your entries by 15th of May by email to email@example.com
Designed by Sir Kenneth Grange and SmithMatthias in 2015, March is the classic older brother to its lither, sparser sibling, the new March Lite. March has a sumptuously comfortable back rest formed from a 3D veneer. Despite being an all timber chair, with March, comfort is king.
Sir Kenneth Grange on the March chair - ‘Being by far and away the oldest member of any team they’ve ever had at Modus, I look to every damn thing from the point of view of comfort’
The Type 80™ lamp is distinguished by a striking, graphic profile and enhanced by an attractive ‘halo’ light-escape feature in the shade. This adds an extra dimension in low light environments - a refinement characteristic of Sir Kenneth’s designs for Anglepoise®. Every detail has been carefully considered and precision engineered to deliver streamlined style, ease of use and consistency across the collection.
Sir Kenneth Grange on the Type 80™ - ‘In the history of domestic lighting there is one truly iconic element and it must surely be the conical shade. With the Type 80 the visual attraction of light spilling onto the shade outer surface aims to make the iconic even more distinguished.’
Both the March chair and Type 80™ lamp typify Sir Kenneth’s user-friendly and pared back approach to design, an economical use of materials and superb detailing.
With thanks to Sir Kenneth for digging out his original sketches for the March chair from 2015.