A hanging lamp that creates a new route between the traditional bulb socket and the built-in LED.

Cable Length
300cm
Canopy Diameter
11cm
Canopy Height
6cm
Colour Rendering Index
90
Colour Temperature
2700k
Dimmable
No
Input voltage
100 ~ 230vac
Lampshade
White porcelain
Lampshade Finish
Matte interior and gloss exterior
Led capsule with electric black cable length
300cm
Light bulb type
LED
Light bulbs included
Yes
Luminous Flux
416lm
Max Wattage
3.7w
Operating current
350mA*/ 700 mAma
Overall Height
325 - 825cm
Shade Height
22cm
Surface Colour
Black Surface
Weight
1.1kg

Cirio simple comprises a ceiling plate from which a capsule containing the LED light source hangs. Its design makes it easy to change the shade to create different atmospheres, from the porcelain craft of Sargadelos that creates candle-like warmth, to translucent opal glass, and the opaque elegance of brass. When combined with other structures of the same family, Cirio simple is a finishing touch to a whole space. Alone, it is a lamp that highlights a corner with utmost efficiency.


Antoni Arola

Antoni Arola is one of today's top Spanish designers. He is known for a degree of versatility that has allowed him to create a range of brilliant designs, from a perfume bottle to a lamp to the interior design of key contemporary spaces. Winner of the 2003 National Design Award.

Antoni Arola was born in Tarragona in 1960. He studied at the Eina School in Barcelona until 1984, after which he started working in prestigious professional studios. He stayed for five years at the Lievore and Pensi studio, and four more at the Associate Designers, AD, a leading firm in technological design, directed by Ramón Bigas and Pep Sant. In 1994, Arola left AD and set up his own studio, Estudi Arola.

Arola's first experience in the lighting field was in 1994, when he designed a series of lamps. In 1997, he designed the Nimba lamp for Santa & Cole, a lamp with a shape of a light halo that received the ADI-FAD Award.

Some of his most popular and recent projects have been the interior design of the gourmet shop Mos (awarded «Best Shop in the World» by Barcelona's city council in 1999); the packaging of the Armand Basi Frangancies (International Fragrance Foundation award, 1999); the Ishi-Doro series of lamps for Metalarte (ADI-FAD Delta award in 1999), the Pallucco lamp (2000), presented at the last edition of the Milan Fair, that consolidated him as an industrial designer; the Sistema Flúor hanging system of colored fluorescents for Santa & Cole in 2001; the interior design of the chocolate shops Cacao Sampaka in 2000; and the successful Moaré Series for Santa & Cole (2003). After having received the Spanish Design Prize in 2003, Arola has achieved creative maturity, as can be seen for instance in his lamps for Santa & Cole, the Tau (2005) or the Cubrik (2006). Another important field of Arola's work are the ephemeral installations for fairs, thanks to which he achieves to express for a limited lap of time all of his brilliance. According to Arola, «Designers are only catalysts, mediators, filters. Everything is in the air; it only has to be brought to real life, by turning ideas into objects that will improve everyone's life».

Fascinated by Africa and by the extraordinary designs of satellites and spaceships, his work is pervaded with the subtle influence of shapes and icons of other cultures - Japanese and African. In these asiatic cultures Arola finds a symbolism and a way of understanding the universe that he incorporates to his daily life and work. His works also show his sculptural abilities, his love for drawing and his interest for contemporary art. But above all, what Arola admires most in design is common sense.

In 2007, Arola celebrated his studio's 10th anniversary with an exhibition, an audiovisual installation, that was held at the Sala Vinçon in Barcelona. In order to accompany the exhibition, Arola created Ten Light Years, a book published by Santa & Cole that goes through the decade he has been playing with light, and through which he reveals the story that belies behind each of his creations.


Santa & Cole is an editing company from Barcelona that lives for industrial design.