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CESTA & CESTITA lamps
wood version

design Miguel Milá, 1962

The Cesta lamp collection was created by designer Miguel Milá in the 1960s. After finding an abandoned opal globe, he designed a sort of basket, "cesta" in Spanish, to contain this fragile piece. This is how the Cesta lamp was born. Its shape is inspired by the lanterns that traditionally light up terraces or the edges of houses.

The soft light that it diffuses evokes Mediterranean warmth and well-being. Thanks to its handle, it can be picked up and easily transported from one room to another. Its structure is made of cherry wood, an elegant material very popular among cabinet makers with a color that darkens and takes on character over time. Delicately polished and assembled, it is handcrafted in Europe using traditional steam bending techniques.

The iconic Cesta lamp is also available in a smaller version, Cestita, and a small wireless one, Cestita batería

Cesta, Cestita and Cestita batería lamps

from 379

Cesta

With its charming style reminiscent of Spanish or Japanese lanterns, the Cesta lamp is a wonderful decorative object that can be used as a table lamp or as a floor lamp. Its opaline glass diffuser brings soft light and a warm atmosphere to all spaces. 

Materials cherry wood structure - white opal glass shade

Light source E27 - light intensity dimmer - 12W LED bulb included 

Dimensions Ø33 x H57 cm - cable length 2.25 m

Cestita

The little sister, Cestita, has an ideal size to be placed on a piece of furniture. Its shade is available in opal glass or in white polyethylene to be handled by children safely. 

Materials structure in cherry wood - shade in white opal glass or white opal polyethylene

Source lumineuse E27 - light intensity dimmer - 12W LED bulb included

Dimensions Ø22 x H36 cm - cable length 1.40 m

Cestita batería

Cestita batería completes the collection with a wireless version, to be transported without constraint throughout the house. Its shade is available in opal glass or in white polyethylene to be handled by children safely. 

Materials structure in cherry wood - shade in white opal glass or white opal polyethylene

Light source integrated dimmable LED module. Switch with 3 intensity levels

Batterie lithium -  Autonomy: 5h at max power - 12h at medium power - 24h at min power. Charger included. Battery charging time: 6.5h

Dimensions Ø22 x H36 cm

Miguel Milá

Considered as a pioneer of Spanish design, Miguel Milá defines himself as a pre-industrial designer.

He began his studies at the school of architecture in Barcelona, his hometown, which he decided to interrupt to join the studio of his brother Alfonso Milà and Federico Correa. He then founded the company Tramo with Ribas Barangé and Pérez Ullibarri, and created the models of TMC or TMM lamps which would become true icons still marketed by Santa & Cole today.

At the end of the 1950s, he founded his own industrial and interior design studio, and co-founded ADI-FAD (Industrial Design Association for the Promotion of Arts and Design) with André Ricard, Antoni de Moragas, Oriol Bohigas. As an eminent and recognized figure of Spanish and international design, he also teached at the Elisava school (1961-1970) and at the Eina school (1970-1975).

During his career, Miguel Milá has won numerous awards: he won the Golden Delta Award from ADI-FAD six times, the first of which in 1961 for the TMC lamp. He also won the National Design Award in 1987, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1993 and the CONCA National Culture Award in 2010. Finally, in 2016, the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture awarded him the Medal of gold merit of the Fine Arts.