Video: Miguel Milá Industrial designer and interior designer, inventor and bricoleur.
Many thanks to Lluís from Eclectique Vintage for the photos and the enthusiasm.
Miguel Milá Globo Pendant Lamp
Materials: White translucent plastic (acrylic) globe lampshade. Black metal ring on top. Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord Length: 70 cm / 27.55”
Width: ∅ 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 – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Miguel Milá in 1964.
Manufacturer: Tramo, Barcelona, Spain.
Other versions: This Miguel Milá Globo pendant lamp exists in two sizes. The bigger version is 42,5 cm / 16.73”.
Designed in 1964, this Miguel Milá Globo pendant lamp was awarded in 1965 with the Premio Delta de Oro, the Delta Gold Award. Produced by Tramo from 1964 until 1965. From 1965 until 1982 it was produced by Polinax, the company of Leopoldo Milá, his brother. From 1989 until 2012 it was produced by DAE SA.
This pendant lamp was originally designed in glass, but it turned out to be too heavy, so it became plastic.
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.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Miguel Milá on the Silent Masters website
The Globo pendant lamp in the Barcelona Design Museum
Leopoldo Milà – Article in the El Pais newspaper
Felicidades Eina: 50 años impulsando la creatividad – Congratulations Eina: 50 years promoting creativity – Diario design
TMM and TMC floor lamps – Google images
Miguel Milá Globo Cestita pendant lamp
Rafael Carreras acrylic globe table lamp
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