Playing up the natural beauty of hardwood, Knuckle Pendant complements a range of bulbs—including the beautifully designed and engineered LED bulbs also from Tala, the emerging British studio with a mission to create exquisite products with a positive social impact.
The designers, who met during their university days, fashion the fixture in FSC-certified solid American oak or walnut with a slice of brass. Equally attractive alone or in clusters, the light has a black cord crafted with a special silicon to avoid kinking.
What's more, for every 200 products sold, Tala is committed to planting 10 trees. In partnership with Heart of England Forest (HoEF) in England and the National Forest Foundation in the United States, the London-based Tala is well on its way to planting 35,000 trees by April 2018.
- 3.15" h x 2" dia (8x5cm)
- Cord length: 118.1" (300cm)
- UL Listed
"We are focused on the idea that good design can help mitigate climate change." says Tala co-founder Joshua Ward, describing his company's mission to be commercially successful while having a positive impact on the environment. The British lighting brand now based in east London was founded by Ward, Maxwell Wood and William Symington while they were studying at the University of Edinburgh. The company’s low-energy LED versions recreate the warm glow of traditional incandescent bulbs with the look and feel of the originals as well as strikingly oversized versions.
“Being LED, the bulbs last 10 to 15 times longer, so they're no longer disposable items," says design director Joe Armitage. With that notion, Tala has also unveiled design-statement bulbs like its Porcelain collection with a matte opal finish and Voronoi’s sculptural, mouth-blown shapes. The company also offers curated single-bulb and pendant combination fixtures and timeless table lamps featuring its bulbs. Tala’s wares are oft-seen in bars, restaurants and hotels around the world, with clients including Soho House and The Hoxton hotels.