The Americana series is built around a satin nickel rotating arm holding an elegant white linen shade. The arm gently swivels the light nearer or further away, while the wide metal base stays put, in an evocation of the harmonic motion of swing dancing.Read more
A sober tribute to the harmony of swing
The Americana series was designed by Miguel Milá in the mid-1960s to pay tribute to George Hansen’s 1950s lamp collection. The Hansen lamps are built around a rotating arm with a swivel in the middle, dividing the horizontal axis into two sections; as a result, the arm can rotate, be folded in or opened out from the centre.
Enthralled by the idea of enhancing Hansen’s already remarkable geometry, Milá’s Americana series is also based on a swing arm, although here the arm is a single section with a right-angled bend. Accordingly, the head of the shaft becomes the swivel that enables the shade’s horizontal rotation, reducing the lever effect. Although the arm cannot be opened out or folded in on itself, it can be moved towards you or away from you without shifting the large metal base, still evoking the swing motion.
The Americana lamp combines a smart articulated arm and the optimal height for reading, making it the perfect companion for your favourite armchair. It is complemented by a table and a wall version. All lamps feature a white linen lampshade and satin nickel structure with a rotating arm.
|Miguel Milá. Industrial and interior designer, inventeur and bricoleur.|