Miguel Milá Globo Cestita Pendant Lamp
Materials: White oval opal glass globe. Red metal ring on top. Bakelite socket.
Cord Length: 70 cm / 27.55”
Height: 22 cm / 8.66”
Width: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”
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 – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Miguel Milá in 1962.
Manufacturer: Tramo, Barcelona, Spain.
Other versions: This Miguel Milá Globo Cestita pendant lamp exists in 2 sizes. The bigger version is the Cesta. The first design was a floor lamp with a cane frame with a handle. Cesta is Spanish for basket. They exists in plastic and in glass.
The Cesta range of lamps are the Cesta floor lamp, La Cestita table lamp, Cestita Batería table lamp, Cesta Metálica floor lamp, Cestita Metálica table lamp, the Globo Cesta pendant lamp, Globo Cestita pendant lamp and the Wally wall lamp.
Miguel Milá found an abandoned opal glass globe in front of a glass factory in Barcelona in the early 60’s. He picked it up, and over the years, it became the heart of this large family.
Produced by Tramo from 1964 until 1965. From 1965 until 1982 it was produced by Polinax, the company of Leopoldo Milá, his brother. From 1988 until 1996 it was produced by DAE SA. Since 1996 it is in production by Santa & Cole.
The Tramo – Trabajos molestos – Annoying works company was founded in the 1950’s 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 1960’s 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.
Miguel Milá also designed lamps for the company of his brother Leopoldo, named Polinax. Among other things, Leopoldo (1921-2006) designed one of the most iconic motorbikes of all time: the Montesa Impala and the Montesa Cota 247.
Later, at the end of the 80’s Leopoldo created the DAE company, the Diseño de Ahorro de Energía (Energy Savings Design) that specialised in the design of street furniture.
A very similar pendant lamp, but also with a ring below, all in teak, was designed by Bent Karlby for the Danish Lyfa in the early seventies. It is named Teak-Kina, a pendant lamp in white oval opal glass.
Miguel Milá Wally wall lamp
Video: Miguel Milá Industrial designer and interior designer, inventor and bricoleur.