Open Talent "Controlling light"
Miguel Milá (born in Barcelona, 1931) began working as an interior designer in the architecture studio established by his brother, Alfonso Milà, and Federico Correa. It was a time of discovery in the late 1950s, when people knew very little about industrial design. He soon began designing his own furniture and lamps and producing them through his company, Tramo. Tramo produced the earliest versions of the famous TMC lights from 1958 and the TMM lights from 1961 - timeless classics that continue to sell generations later.
With the designers and architects of the era, he participated in the first meetings in Barcelona to promote design and establish it as a professional practice, which would lead to the creation of the ADI FAD industrial design association with André Ricard, Antoni de Moragas, Oriol Bohigas, Alexandre Cirici Pellicer, Manel Cases Rafael Marquina and Ramón Marinel.lo, among others.
After a period in which he specialised in interior and exhibition design, he returned to industrial design with a a more modern language and a rationalist approach. This period is exemplified by the design neo-romantic bench (1995), which is today a common feature in the urban landscape. It was followed a few years later by the light leg neo-romantic bench (2000) and the light leg neo-romantic aluminum bench (2002).
Miguel Milá has played a key role in the history of modern Catalan design. His work has been acknowledged with the National Design Award and the Compasso D'Oro prize in recognition of his career and his contribution to raising the profile of Spanish design abroad.
Lecture series on Lighting Design
This lecture is part of the series of lectures within the Master's Degree in Lighting Design. Architectural Lighting Design this new academic year, sponsored by Artemide, Flos, Erco, iGuzzini and Lutron - leading companies in residential lighting.
This event is open and admission is free. To attend this event, please confirm your attendance using the "I WILL ATTEND" form below. Limited places available.
19:30h to 20:30h
Valkiria Hub Space (c/ Pujades 126, Barcelona)