FAD Floor Lamp Design Miguel Mila for Santa en Cole
The FAD floor lamp design by Miguel Mila for Santa and Cole was originally designed for the Head Office of the FAD (Fostering Arts and Design). An important Association in Barcelona for the promotion of architecture and art in Spain. The FAD floor lamp is a fine example of industrial craftsmanship when reflected in the particularly detailed oak construction. Especially the base and the height adjustment mechanism of the lamp. The FAD floor lamp has a dimmer on the black cord and comes with dimmable LED 10 W light source. The height of this design classic is adjustable from 120 cm to 150 cm. The diameter of the white fabric shade is 45 cm. In addition to the floor lamp, there is also a smaller version the FAD 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 Fad Floor Lamp is a 10 Watt LED light source corresponding to the light output of a 75 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.