Cesta Metalica Lamp Design Miguel Mila
The Cesta Metalica floor lamp is the larger lamp in the Cesta series with a metal frame, it was designed by Miguel Mila in 1962. This design classic has been re-released by Santa and Cole with LED technology. The frame of this timeless design classic is made of stainless steel. An option is the leather hand grip on the lamp that makes it easy to move the lamp. The bulb of the Cesta Metalica table lamp is of Opal white glass. The Cesta table lamp is 42 cm high and has a diameter of 35 cm and will be delivered by Smukdesign including the 10W LED light source. Within this series lamps is also a smaller version the Cestita Metalica table lamp available. In addition, there are also the wooden versions of the Cesta floor lamp and Cestita table lamp.
A LED light puts 90 percent of the energy into light and only 10 percent into heat. A conventional light bulb does exactly the opposite. A Led bulb consumes less power to produce the same light output. This is a considerable reduction in use of electricity and this is good for the environment. And LED bulbs have a longer service life than other light sources. So it’s cheaper and better for the environment to use Led light sources instead of conventional light bulbs. The light source of the Cesta Metalica lamp is a 10 Watt LED light source corresponding to the light output of a 60 Watt conventional light bulb. The color of the light is 2700 K, what we experience as warm light. The LED Light source is included with the lamp.
Santa & Cole is a Spanish manufacturer of lighting and outdoor furniture. Since its founding in 1985 they went looking for well-designed products from the past. Those good enough they reintroduced. All designs and products meet high quality standards. The Design Classic Lighting they also improved to suit for LED lighting. The purpose of Santa Cole is not to create a big collection, they present a high-quality collection containing products of very respectable designers such as Miguel Milá, Arne Jacobsen and Ilmari Tapiovaara.
Miguel Mila represents like no other person Spanish contemporary design. He belongs to the pioneers the fifties and has designed several classics of furniture and lamps. His start was not easy in a period where no resources were available, yet he has designed the TMC and the TMM Floor lamp in this period.