Santa & Cole, TMD
In keeping with the premises of the highly regarded TMM lamp, of which Santa & Cole commissioned a table version from Miguel Milá at the time, Miguel tackled this project with the idea of a shade that rose like a flag up a mast.
In order to reduce the number of sections he replaced wood with metal and the cross-shaped base for a circular one, taking up less space on an already crowded desk. However, he did maintain the ingenious system of using a simple rubber ring to affix the shade at the desired height, and the mechanism whereby the lamp is switched on and off by pulling on the electric cord. A metal washer on the shaft is used for wrapping and directing the cable, and forms an inconspicuous part of the design.