Dimensions

Base diameter 11 cm
Overall height 143 cm
Shade height 73 cm

Materials

Shade finish Natural ribbon
Structure finish Dark Brown
Structure material Metal

Specification

Base With stabilizing base
Bulb included No
Colour temperature 2700 k
Dimmable Yes
Dimmer included Yes
Light bulb cap type E27
Light bulb type LED
Max wattage 10 w
Number of bulbs 3
Year 1994

Resources

This stunning allegory of an imaginary architectural order bears a majestic, yet slender vertical shape creating an interplay of contrasts between matter and light where the sturdiness of the heavy bronze base stands in contrast with the lightweight ribbon shade.

Since it is prone to damage if held half way up, in order to make it easier to carry the top incorporates a leather gripping point. An optional, wider stabilising base is also available for use in busy areas.

This is a superb, radiant sculpture of light created by one of Barcelona鈥檚 most renowned late XX century聽designer聽couples.


Jordi Miralbell

Jordi Miralbell and Mariona Ravent贸s, a couple of craftsmen of design that had little by little come to build a variety of pieces of domestic lighting and furniture, pure and poetic.

Jordi Miralbell, born in 1953, studied with Mariona Ravent贸s in the design school Elisava, in Barcelona, between 1974 and 1977. Two years after, they set up their own interior and graphic design studio, m&j.

They soon expanded their professional career to special designs for movies and photography, publicity and stage design, and space lighting projects. In 1986, they also started designing pieces of furniture, lighting and complements through their new production company, Neo-Series, that was still inspired by with their crafts style. In fact, one of their first lamps, the Arco, included a parchment shade that Mariona would hand paint. Among their first works, we may find a series of fashion dummies, or a furniture and lighting collection called Atm贸sfera that was composed of the Arco lamps, the Sud and Vertical lamps, and the Ocean铆a, Bere-B and Asia pieces of furniture.

Their conception of design led them in 1989 to be part of Santa & Cole, for which they had already designed some pieces of furniture, and they ended up becoming, two years later, partners of the company. Miralbell and Ravent贸s were responsible afterwards for the art direction of the firm, and as a part of the editorial committee they selected the products that the firm would edit. Many pieces of furniture and lighting elements edited by Santa & Cole at that time account for it: the D贸rica lamp; the Pie de Garza lamp (1997), awarded with the VII Premio de Dise帽o Nuevo Estilo in 1994; the lamps Turca and Suma (1999), Gala, Nova (1996), Disco (1995), Vertical, Tosca y Comod铆n (1994), and Boa and S贸lida (1993); the Sistema Matricial, an interchangeable system of shades that allows to offer customized lamps; the Nif Naf Nuf, a set of three stools; and the Oslo armchair, young and cosy.

In this team, Mariona expressed herself better with materials, textures and color, she represented the sensual part of the project, whereas Jordi contributed with volume, proportion, structure and supervising that the whole object will work. Their projects are simple and warm, they live together peacefully with all kinds of furniture. Their lighting elements offer different ways to give light thanks to parchment, wood, raffia or cotton and their poetic forms, thus reflecting the team's conception on life: "design is the art of turning what is practical into a desired thing, into human warmness, into something that men have created."


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