1960s Joan Antoni Blanc Tramo Mushroom Table Lamp
Materials: White painted round metal base. Orange acrylic mushroom lampshade. Some metal parts. White Bakelite sockets.
Height: 45 cm / 17.71”
Width: ∅ 45 cm / 17.71”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s.
Designer: Joan Antoni Blanc.
Manufacturer: Tramo, Barcelona, Spain.
Other versions: Made in several colours and sizes. A bigger table lamp is 60 cm / 23.62” high. Floor lamps with several different bases were produced. The base for this table lamp was also used for some other lamps.
Joan Antoni Blanc
Joan Antoni Blanc was born in 1940 in Tortosa, Tarragona, Spain. Together with his brother Oriol Blanc and Pau Joan Vidal he founded the design firm Estudi Blanc. They designed many items over the years. Lamps were designed for Tramo, Metalarte, Santa & Cole…
Joan Antoni Blanc was also involved in the birth of the EINA design school in 1967. EINA is the University Center for Design and Art of Barcelona. It seems that he designed this series of lamps in the same year.
The Tramo – Trabajos molestos – Annoying works company was founded in the 1950s by Miguel Milá together with two friends, architects F. Ribas Barangé and E. Pérez Ullibari.
Many lamps were designed, among others the TMC and TMM lamps in 1958 and 1961. These beautiful floor lamps are still in production by Santa & Cole. Later in the sixties he set up his own design studio.
In 1960s Miguel Milá founded the the ADI-FAD, the Industrial Design Association, together with Antoni de Moragas, André Ricard, Bohigas, Cirici Pellicer, Manel Cases and Rafael Marquina.
This mushroom table lamp has many similarities with the Harvey Guzzini Toledo table lamp, designed by Luigi Massoni in 1967. You can find it over here on Vintageinfo.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a (mostly) transparent thermoplastic.
Miguel Milá Industrial designer and interior designer, inventor and bricoleur.
Many thanks to Lluís from Eclectique Vintage for the photos and the enthusiasm.