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Anglepoise Clerkenwell Modular Shelving

Anglepoise Clerkenwell Modular Shelving

Unibox partner with Anglepoise to deliver Modular Shelving Displays in time for Clerkenwell Design Week

Iconic lamp design company, Anglepoise, required displays for their new Clerkenwell showroom before the start of a yearly gathering of architects and designers at Clerkenwell Design Week.

With less than a month to design and manufacture the units, our experience working with London-based design agencies meant we were the perfect partner for Anglepoise, who called on our UK-based production facilities and Clerkenwell Design Office to turn this project around on an incredibly tight deadline.


Anglepoise’s collections contain a huge range of sizes, from giant freestanding lamps to small wall-mounted variations, therefore developing a system that could accommodate each size of product was essential. 

An important consideration within the design was the modularity of the overall display, as Anglepoise’s showroom space is semi-permanent, meaning the displays needed to adapt to any given space, and disassembled/transported easily. 

Being specialists in modular display solutions, we used our experience to develop a custom system for Anglepoise that incorporated a custom graphic display method, whilst maintaining modularity.


Using our SOL system, we created 800mm2 sections that allowed larger lamps to be displayed as single items or products to be grouped together. Conscious that time was not on our side, our designers created the structure so that the whole unit could be pre-assembled and delivered in four pre-built sections, which could be connected together once on site.

To ensure each of the graphic panels, which were fixed to a single system channel, aligned correctly, the Unibox design team devised a clever solution that treated the panels like a jigsaw, designing notches that were cut from each panel to join the neighbouring panel. The parts went into production within a week of the initial phone call and all parts were CNC cut to ensure absolute accuracy and precision. Once cut, the four elements were pre-assembled and the remaining kit packaged and shipped to London to be built in situ.

The Result

Over the course of 3 ½ weeks, we took a brief for a functional, clean-looking display system, and developed this into a product display suitable for Anglepoise, a high-end design brand at the launch of their new showroom. This demonstrates the perfect scenario working with Unibox, presenting a challenge that requires collaboration between design and manufacturing, taking full advantage of the in-house capabilities we offer at incredibly fast turnaround times. 

We were more than happy to alleviate the workload from the Anglepoise team ahead of their launch, managing the development process, engineering, production, and delivering a complete solution in time for their opening during Clerkenwell Design Week.

The display looks incredible and really allows the product to show off its iconic silhouette.

Simon Terry, Anglepoise MD commented:

“We were really pleased with the overall product quality and aesthetic, this system has helped bring our new London Studio to life.

The team at Unibox responded quickly to a demanding brief and were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable throughout. They created a flexible solution that allowed us to show a wide range of Anglepoise product collections including table, wall, and pendant framed in a simple and neutral framework that the allowed product to be showcased. We required a system that was robust and freestanding but retained the ability to adapt the layout, enabling us to refresh and update the display on a daily basis when presenting to different customers.”