More about Tala
The Tala Classic collection was designed to imitate the classic Edison bulb from the 1870s. The bulbs have the same timeless design and warm shade, balancing their antiquity with a more technology advanced and environmentally friendly light. They’re built to last many years into the future. The collection was designed to cover a wide range of general and decorative lighting needs. The bulbs are available in lovely iconic shapes that emit a comfortable glow, and they’re fit for use on their own as well as mounted in a lamp.
The Voronoi collection consists of sculptural bulbs inspired by the patterns we find in nature. The organic shapes come from the Voronoi patterns found in forests and nature generally. The collection is made up of blown bulbs shaped by nature. A rounded and compact bulb with a shape and filament that create a wealth of perspectives depending on the angle of viewing.
The Feature collection by Tala was created based on the mission that “light is an experience.” The aim of the collection is to challenge the attitude that a bulb is just a light source intended to provide light in a lamp. A collection of distinctive bulbs with complex LED filaments, Tala Feature is a unique range of decorative light sources. Each bulb is carefully calibrated to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Fixtures is a collection of fixtures known for their durable and flexible properties. From FSC-certified American oak and walnut to recycled materials, this uses the best natural resources available and nothing else. The fixtures are designed to hold the large collection of bulbs in the Tala collection. Each fixture comes with a three-metre fabric silicone cable designed to minimise cracks along the cable. Pair the fixtures with a decorative Tala bulb—a simple solution that creates an almost artistic Tala lamp.
Unique bulbs with an environmental twist
Whilst installing solar panels as part of a hotel project in Porto, the friends suggested using LED lighting to further reduce the hotel’s energy consumption.
The architect’s complaints about the clunky design inspired the four designers to start developing new technologies and manufacturing processes to see just how far they could push the limits of lamp design. Just like that, the first lovely sustainable bulb was born.
Aside from working with the most recent energy-efficient technologies, the four friends have also mastered the use of materials and techniques with minimal impact on the environment. Together, they strive to achieve a transparent and carbon neutral supply chain.
This grants them the opportunity to develop bulbs intended to last at least ten years.
Every single element of the bulb’s design has been chosen in an effort to create a modern and inviting atmosphere. The production method focuses on technique and quality without compromising design and sustainability. This is what makes Tala bulbs unique.
After the company was established, the Ten Trees programme was introduced. The programme is a commitment to plant 10 trees for every 200 products sold. Although the products themselves are sustainable, Tala wants to ensure that the company as a whole remains carbon neutral.
At the moment, Great Britain has less than a third of its original forest cover compared to various other European countries. Tala is partnered with The Heart of England Forest in an effort to build and protect a new forested area in central England. To date, the company has helped plant more than 11,000 native broad-leaf trees like beech and oak.
In the States, the company is partnered with the National Forest Foundation, which focuses on rebuilding ecosystems all over the country. To date, the company has helped plant 10,000 trees in Ochoco National Forest in Oregon and the Lassen National Forest in California, both areas heavily affected by forest fires.
Tala believes in responsible entrepreneurship and it is for this reason that Ten Trees plays such a central role in the company. The four friends are hoping to expand the reach of the programme to include areas that need forests for generations to come.