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Tramo Opal Globe Table Lamp

Materials: Round blue painted curved metal base. White opal glass globe lampshade. Blue painted round metal lid on top. Some metal parts. 2 white Bakelite E27 sockets.

Height: 33 cm / 12.99”

Width: ∅ 24 cm / 9.44”

Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 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: Joan Antoni Blanc.

Manufacturer: Tramo, Barcelona, Spain.

Other versions: This Tramo opal globe table lamp exists in several colours, as you can see. The white version can be found here.

Joan Antoni Blanc

Joan Antoni Blanc was born in 1940 in Tortosa, Tarragona, Spain. Together with his brother Oriol Blanc and Pau Joan Vidal he founded the design firm Estudi Blanc. They designed many items over the years. Lamps were designed for Tramo, Metalarte, Santa & Cole

Joan Antoni Blanc was also involved in the birth of the EINA design school in 1967. EINA is the University Centre for Design and Art of Barcelona. It seems that he designed this series of lamps in the same year.

Tramo

The TramoTrabajos 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 the 60’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.

Tramo opal globe table lamp design: Joan Antoni Blanc blue & white version 1960s 1970s Spain

Miguel Milá Industrial designer and interior designer, inventor and bricoleur.