British lighting brand Tala was one of my favorite finds at Lightfair 2016. By now you see quite a few vintage style LED lamps in all shapes and forms, but Tala stands out for their beauty, pleasant light - and very attractive packaging.
With lamps (aka light bulbs) changing from being an item you pick up while rushing through the supermarket isle to a "real purchase" like a small appliance, I'd personally like to see attractive packaging that reflects the value of the product
"Tala is a young British lighting brand with a mission to create the world’s most beautiful light bulbs.
The word Tala originates from an African concept of conservation through beauty and serves as our unifying ethos. The company was founded by four partners at the University of Edinburgh with a shared a passion for creating exquisite products that have a positive impact on the world.
Our distinctive design rubric combines classic decorative qualities, industrial influences and pioneering LED technology. What makes the tala bulb unique is its uncompromising approach to both beautiful design and sustainability.
With exciting developments in materials science, we are now able to design lighting with a strong shift from the functional towards the emotional; lighting as an experience is the backbone of the Tala range. When you purchase a Tala light you’re investing in our ethos, this is represented in every detail, from the packaging down to our tree planting programme. The ten trees programme pledges that for every 200 units sold we plant 10 trees; making our products truly carbon negative. "