Tramo Kartell Flush Mount
Materials: Round blue painted metal (iron) base. White acrylic lampshade. Some metal parts and screws. White Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 13 cm / 5.11”
Width: ∅ 24 cm / 9.44”
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: GPA Monti.
Manufacturer: Tramo, Barcelona, Spain, Kartell, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: This Tramo Kartell flush mount exists in several colours.
Produced by Kartell, but the electric parts are added by Tramo.
Gianemilio Monti (1920 – 2002), Pietro Monti (1920 – 1990) and Anna Maria Bertarini (1923), two brothers and their sister, opened their professional studio GPA Monti – Studio di Architettura, in Milan in 1948, after graduating at the Milan Polytechnic University. They participated in the reconstruction of the city after the war and constructed many buildings and villas. The trio designed for Fiat, Snam, Stildomus, Olivari, De Padova and Fontana Arte. GPA Monti designed for Kartell from 1959 until 1965. Anna Maria Bertarini ran the design company until her retirement in 2014.
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 designed one of the most iconic motorbikes of all time: the Montesa Impala and the Montesa Cota 247.
Kartell is an Italian company that produces plastic contemporary furniture. The company, head-quartered in Milan, began manufacturing auto-mobile accessories in 1949. It expanded into home furnishings in 1963. It was founded by Italian chemical engineer Giulio Castelli (1920 – 2006) and his wife and architect Anna Castelli Ferrieri (1918 – 2006). Kartell became well-known due to the work of design’s by her hand.