AmericanaMiguel Milá, Miguel Milá
The Americana series is built around a glossy nickel rotating arm holding a white linen shade. The arm swivels nearer or further away from its wall fitting, in an evocation of the harmonic motion of swing dancing.Read more
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. The swivel that enables the shade’s horizontal rotations is fastened onto the head of the wall bracket, without a lever effect. The arm can be moved towards you or away from you without shifting the large metal base, evoking the swing motion.
The Americana series includes a table lamp, a floor lamp and a wall lamp; and all feature a white linen lampshade and satin nickel structure with a rotating arm. Americana has a timeless quality and functional design, making it the perfect companion for reading or intimate conversations.
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