Sometimes small is giant. We spotted a giant task lamp at the Arch Digest show in the Roche Bobois booth (below) and went looking for it online. Roche didn't show it on their website, but we found that the original Anglepoise Lamp, designed by British designer George Carwardine in 1933, was recently reissued in a giant version by Anglepoise of England. Ha! We'd found the original...
Next we found the design of the Roche Bobois lamp.
Scarcely four years later, in 1937, an even more classic version (for Americans), the Luxo L-1, was invented by Jac Jacobsen for Luxo of Norway.
This one is the one that we've all seen a hundred times and became even more famous when Pixar's first short film, Luxo Jr., came out.
FINALLY, after a lot of clicking, we found where they sell the giant version on Luxo's US website (above). Each one costs a ton, comes with a special numbered edition number, and comes in black, white and aluminum grey.