Square Acrylic Tramo Table Lamp
Materials: 4 flat black acrylic slats base, 2 slats + 2 connected slats for use as a handle. White acrylic square tubular lampshade. Brass E27 socket with a porcelain ring.
Height: 27 cm / 10.62”
Width: 12 x 12 cm / 4.72 x 4.72”
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: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Tramo, Barcelona, Spain.
Other versions: This square acrylic Tramo table lamp was probably made in several versions and sizes.
It is possible that this table lamp is a Polinax production. Polinax produced many Tramo lamp in the 70s.
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.
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 80s 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 (mostly) transparent thermoplastic.