Herbert Terry 2000 Series “Cyclops” Lamp in Orange and Smoked Acrylic
Although better known for their production of the George Cawardine designed Anglepoise, Herbert Terry also produced a variety of other lamps and lighting products. Alongside conventional gooseneck lamps, they manufactured more idiosyncratic lamps epitomised by the 2000 Series. Comprising the “Symbal” floor lamp and the “Cyclops”, “Qube” and “Zebedee” desk or shelf lamps this range was futuristic in look and in construction, but also very much of its time too.
Our “Cyclops” desk or shelf lamp is a variant on the eyeball lamp of the era, with the orange spherical enamelled metal shade section housed inside a square smoked acrylic box. The shade rotates on a central axis lockable via the two side nuts. The colour and shape combinations of the semi-transparent housing and the shade makes this lamp as interesting when switched off as it is when illuminated. The lamp features an original inline switch.
In good condition with only very minor signs of wear and age this lamp is increasingly uncommon and highly desirable for a mid-century inspired environment.