Tala is a young British lighting brand. Tala works with methods and materials that are carefully selected for their integrity and quality. Tala's founding promise of Conservation Through Beauty keeps their carbon emissions in check; for every 200 units sold, they plant 10 trees.
The company was founded by friends at the University of Edinburgh with a shared passion for design, technology and sustainability. While installing solar panels on a hotel project in Porto, they suggested LED lighting to further boost the project’s green credentials. The architect’s lament at their clunky design inspired a full immersion into the latest technology and manufacturing processes to see how far the design limits of the light bulb could be pushed. And so the world’s first beautiful, sustainable bulb was born.
Since then, the collection has grown to respond to a variety of design requirements, each taking inspiration from nature in their own ways. As well as implementing the latest energy-saving technology, Tala champions materials and techniques that have minimal impact on the environment and strive for a transparent, carbon-neutral supply chain. This allows Tala to develop light bulbs that are built to last for 10 years or more. Indeed, Tala thinks of them not as commodities, but as resources in circulation; and design objects in their own right.
Every element of Tala's design has been chosen to create a contemporary and inviting atmosphere in a variety of interiors. With an emphasis on technical sophistication and quality components, what makes a Tala bulb unique is its uncompromising focus on both design and sustainability.