Miguel Milá: A Life in Design, published by Apartamento, presents Miguel Milá, an industrial design pioneer whose work combines a love of traditional craft techniques with a passion for the possibilities of new techniques and materials. This comprehensive work traces the Spanish designer's work and life from the beginning of his career in the 1950s to the early 2020s through archival images, drawings, and photographs. The beautifully illustrated book is written by the designer Jasper Morrison and academic Kiko Gaspar Quevedo.
Miguel Milá is considered one of Spain’s first and most influential industrial designers. Starting out as an interior designer amid the country’s early modernist movement, Milá began making the objects he needed but couldn’t yet find on the market. He took raw and renewable materials and crafted prototypes by hand, occasionally evolving designs to perfect his now-iconic lighting and furniture. Miguel Milá: A Life in Design is a detailed look back through his most emblematic works, produced between 1956 and 2021, with archival photos and drawings, as well as original photos shot at Milá’s Barcelona home by Nacho Alegre.