Combining state of the art technology with the art of nature, London-based Tala considered the mathematical patterns in the forest for its Voronoi bulbs—ideal for pendants or table lamps (fixtures sold separately). The organically shaped glass bulb limns the mathematical pattern that naturally occurs in a canopy of trees; while the filament references the Fibonacci formations found in pine cones and ferns across the forest floor.
The team behind Tala, who met at university, not only strive for environmentally conscious design in their products and packaging. Tala's Ten Trees program plants 10 trees for every 200 products sold, in partnership with Heart of England Forest (HoEF) in England and the National Forest Foundation in the United States. And it appears Tala is well on its way to planting 35,000 trees by April 2018!
- Voronoi I: 6.9" h x 4.9" dia (17.5x12.5cm)
- Voronoi II: 11.8" h x 6.5" dia (30x16.5cm)
- Voronoi III: 15.7" h x 7.8" dia (39.9x19.8cm)
- Knuckle Pendant: 3.25" h x 2" dia (8.5x5cm)
- Brass Pendant: 2.5" h x 1.5" dia (6.5x4cm)
- Cord length: 118" l (300cm)
- Ceiling Rose: 1" h x 5" dia (2.5x13cm)
Fixture: brass with oak or walnut
- Fixtures sold separately
- Reduces energy use by up to 90%
- Dimmable LED filament with Trailing Edge dimmers
- Edison screw base cap
- Black threaded cord crafted with special silicon to avoid kinking
- Title 20 Compliant
- 2W (I)/3W (II)/120-240V
- Base E26/27
- 80 Lumens(I)/120 Lumens (II)
- CRI 95
- Warm tinted: 2200K
- Switch cycles: 20,000
- Average lifespan: 20,000 hours
"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.