Santa & Cole: Miguel Mila TMM Floor Lamp
Miguel Mila: TMM Floor Lamp
Santa & Cole, Spain, imported from Europe.
Designed in 1961 by Miguel Mila. The most celebrated piece by one of the masters of Spanish design, the TMM is an exquisite demonstration of formal serenity and functional efficiency. A base in the form of a cross supports the square shaft and the drum-shaped height adjustable shade.
The TMM lamp is a classic design, an object that will last forever. Created by Miguel Mila in 1961 it received the ADI FAD Critics Prize in 1962 and has been reissued by Santa & Cole since 1988.
In 1962, Mila entered this wooden lamp with parchment shade in the Economic Furniture competition organized by the trade fair Hogar Hotel held in Barcelona. He won the competition and the TMM was awarded the ADI FAD Critics Prize.
The drum-shaped shade moves over a vertical axis, and hides the light source. The shade projects the light downward, for reading or working, or upwards for general effect. The shaft has two sections, the lower half is square and connected to the cross-shaped foot, and the upper half is cylindrical to allow the shade to move freely. The height of the shade can be adjusted by means of a rubber slide. There is no switch: the lamp is turned on and off with a gentle flick of a black cotton cord.
After a long career of more than forty years, the TMM is as fresh as ever. Turning the lamp on and off by flicking the cord and raising or lowering the shade as needed has become a daily habit, and the lamp itself has become a companionable object, so much so that, as the designer Gabriel Teixido says, "If I ever find myself without a TMM, I will have to rush out and buy another".
Material: Dark Wenge wood with white paper shade.
Bulb: 1 x 100W
Size: 23.6" wide, 65.3" height 7.75" high shade.
11.8" diameter shade.
Shade height is adjustable and can move 360 degrees.
Turned on and off by pulling cord.
The TMM Floor Lamp is available to North America in dark Wenge wood only. The shade is available in white.
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