Bigas y Balcells Clamp Desk Lamp
Materials: White painted metal (iron) slats. Black chrome ball screws. Chrome clamp. Round brushed aluminium lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.
Max Height: 110 cm / 43.30”
Lampshade: ∅ 25 cm / 9.84”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Ramón Bigas.
Manufacturer: Bigas y Balcells, Barcelona, Spain.
Other versions: This Bigas y Balcells clamp desk lamp exists in many colours. Also a scissor wall lamp was made and several other models. A red scissor wall lamp can be found here.
Ramón Bigas Balcells, born in 1941 in Barcelona, Spain, studied physics at the University of Barcelona but decided to work as a designer and artist in 1958. He was awarded many times for his works.
In 1983 Bigas set up the AD Associate Designers studio with Pep Sant. The company existed until 1995.
Ramón Bigas completed more than 3000 industrial design projects, among which he can highlight the Train d’Alta Velocitat (AVE – the Spanish high-speed train), the Llum Micro desk lamp in 1986 and the the holder for the flame for the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992.
He is also the author of numerous interior design projects, such as the spaces of the Laie book stores or the Barcelona Stock Exchange, and graphic images, such as that of the Port Aventura or the shield of Barcelona.
He was president of the FAD design association between 1995 and 2001.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Ramón Bigas Balcells – Wikipedia
Ramón Bigas – Designmuseum Barcelona
Micro desk lamp, Europeana collections
Ramón Bigas – Santa & Cole website
Many thanks to Lluís from Eclectique Vintage for the photos and the enthusiasm.