Born in Barcelona in 1931, Miguel MilÃ¡ began his professional practice in 1950 in the architecture firm of his brother Alfonso MilÃ¡ and Federico Correa. Eight years later, he created his own design studio and since then he has based his career in Catalan and Spanish design. He has followed Bauhaus rationalism, though he has based the aesthetics of his objects in the simplification of shapes and elements, in search for maximum functionality.
Miguel MilÃ¡ has come to be a classic figure in design. In fact, he almost represents the history of Catalan modern design. His work has focused on bringing tradition up to date and many of his products remain popular, "thanks to having been born at a time when rigor and honesty were high values", states MilÃ¡. In 1987, he was acknowledged with the Premio Nacional de DiseÃ±o and in 2008 he received the Compasso dOro in recognition of his career history and his contribution to the promotion of Spanish design.