On/Off switch on cable, at stem height or on floor.
- Two-part metal structure: upper half chrome-plated and lower half black.
Height-adjustable white methacrylate lampshade.
The light is switched on/off by pulling lightly on the cable (UL: On/off lamp holder switch).
- Recommended light source (not included): LED bulb: 12W.
- Other light sources: Max. 100 W
- Input voltage: 100, 120, 230 Vac. (50 Hz / 60 Hz). According to destination.
- Bulb socket: E26 (Max. hgt. 125 mm / 4.9")
The classics never go out of style
To mark the iconic design’s 50th anniversary, Santa & Cole released in 2011 “the last and definitive edition” of the TMC lamp, according to its author. The current version revives a number of details of the lamp’s productive life, such as the methacrylate’s thickness and quality used for the shade, and its circular shape. It also incorporates new improvements to the up-down shade system; the upper shaft is a smooth, continuous piece that can be adjusted using a magnet. An unbeatable masterpiece.
This lamp was part of Miguel Milá’s first collection for TRAMO, the company he founded to produce his own work in post-war Spain. He dabbled in a profession that he would later go on to master, that of a pre-industrial designer, seeking convenient solutions with the technology available. Milá’s words, like his pieces, have an incredible depth that lies beneath their simplicity. TMC is the dressed up version of the TM family, and features a chrome shaft.
Miguel Milà, industrial and interior designer, inventor and bricoleur, began his career in the 1950s, and soon became a pioneer of Spanish design. To overcome the scarcity of resources at the time, he decided to design his own pieces. He soon began to produce objects at his company Tramo (Trabajos Modestos), and they remain true contemporary classics today.
In 2016, the Ministry of Education and Culture awarded him the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts.