FAD Table Lamp Design Miguel Mila for Santa en Cole
The FAD table 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 table 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 table lamp has a dimmer on the black cord and comes with dimmable LED 6W light source. The FAD table lamp is available in two sizes, the small is 42 cm high and has a diameter of 23 cm, the medium is 61 cm hihg with a white linen shade of 40 cm. In addition to the table lamps, there is also a larger version the FAD floor 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 Table Lamp is a 6 Watt LED light source corresponding to the light output of a 40 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.