It’s been a few weeks since I was dashing all over the place for London Design Festival. There are still at least one million photos on my phone…well, ok, a slight exaggeration but there are a lot. With so much inspiration at every turn, it’s hard to pick a stand-out designer. One of my favourite designers has to be lighting extravaganza Tala who exhibited at Design Junction.
Ashamedly it’s a brand I didn’t know before. Now though I feel like I could recognise them anywhere. Statement, design-led, pioneering. The Voronoi lightbulbs were on display in the Kirkby Design x Eley Kishimoto media lounge and it makes you realise, no amount of imagery can do them justice compared to seeing them in the flesh.
In fact, launching at Design Junction, the Voronoi III is the largest sculptural bulb ever made. An engineering feat and design piece in its own right but sadly would look very out of place in our suburban home. It’s the type of bulb that you would expect to see in a high-end hotel and would look perfectly at place in that environment.
But for me though, as always, it’s so much more than just something that looks good. These days consumers (including myself) are savvy and want to know the credentials of a potential investment piece. Not many of us can let our conscience rest, no matter how pretty something is, if the back story doesn’t match up.
Tala are on it. Describing themselves as “a young British lighting brand with a mission to create exquisite products that have a positive impact. Guided by the founding promise of Conservation Through Beauty, we want to accelerate the low carbon economy with thoughtful product design and transparent practices”. I’ll have some of that.
So let me share with you the reasons why you should buy from Tala.
- A Tala bulb lasts 15 times longer than a traditional bulb
- Tala lights produce a warm, instant light that perfectly imitates the warmth of the original Edison bulb
- Investment is returned in 6-9 months on energy savings and avoided replacement costs
- Tala lightbulbs use only 10% of the energy required by their incandescent counterparts
- Over its lifetime, using a Tala bulb instead of a traditional incandescent prevents 1 tonne of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere
- For every 200 units sold we plant 10 trees
These all seem fairly stand up reasons to me and even better if you can have something that looks so beautiful too.
Very kindly, Tala gave me one of the Enno bulbs from their Feature Collection, along with a Walnut Touch Base and I’ve been toting it all over the house to see where it works best. It’s probably going to stay on the living room windowsill, but its versatility makes me so happy.
What about you? Do you love designer lighting? I’d love to know what your best recommendations are for lighting your home. Thank you to Tala for the kind gift. I have written this post to showcase their designs, not because it was in exchange for gifting. All images are my own.
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There are some beautiful images in this post – I was I were more interior design creative! Those Tala bulbs are fantastic and I love the fact they are so energy efficient! Sim xx #PoCoLo
They’re gorgeous aren’t they? Thanks so much for stopping by X
That lighting is stunning! Personally love the industrial vibe lighting effects so this is right up my street,
Me too Medina, I never thought I would but there’s something so chic about it X
Tala’s bulbs are amazing! The Voronoi is incredible, blown away by it! Love your Enno bulb too, so cool!
I’m a little addicted truth be told and they’re not as crazy pricey as you might think either!
Oh wow, what a fantastic brand find! Those bulbs are stunning. x
Aren’t they just? I’d love to have them everywhere but we can’t do them justice with our run down home 🙂 X
Those Voronoi lightbulbs!!!! W O W. I need a house that has high ceilings, like our old one!!! A big cluster of those from a high ceiling would look amazing!!!!!!!! Think I might need a lottery win first though 😉
And the Tala light is BEAUTIFUL. So simple. Looks gorgeous next to your bed.
PS — where was that g&t print from???
They’re so gorgeous aren’t they?! Love them!
The G&T print is by Tipperley Hill, if you google them it should come up Xx
Another great read thanks to you! I am always amazed at how you are able to write and make your readers feel that they are just talking to a friend. Keep writing please!