Dimensions

Base diameter 11 cm
Maximum height 380 cm
Minimum height 110 cm
Shade diameter 40 cm
Shade height 80 cm
Total cable length 300 cm

Materials

Cable colour Black
Canopy finish Satin nickel
Shade finish Stitched beiged parchment

Specification

Colour temperature 2700 k
Lamp socket Simple
Light bulb cap type E27
Light bulb type LED
Max wattage 13.5 w
Year 1983

Resources

This is a large cone-shaped, woven cardboard shade to be repeated in settings where plain, warm lighting is desired.

Originally designed for a famous Barcelona night bar from the 1980s, it was widely well-received and remains popular to this day, with imitations of the appearance and aspects that have failed to improve the slender, creative nature of the original.


Gabriel Ordeig Cole

Gabriel Ordeig Cole, a cultured, thoughtful and uncommon designer of talent, cultivated throughout his career a special sensitivity to light. The resultant pieces of his work have always been innovative and intuitive.

Gabriel Ordeig was born in London, to a Catalan father and an English mother. In 1960, his family moved to Barcelona, where he started studying philosophy, but he soon changed his route and went to study to the Bachelor of Arts at the East Ham College and to the Cardiff Arts School in London.

After he ended his studies, Ordeig came back to Barcelona and founded Free Difusi贸n with some friends, a promoter company of music groups such as Los Peruchos, Los Psic贸patas del Norte, Canti and Los Suyos. Little by little, he started designing the concerts' sceneries, until he coincided with designer Carles Riart as his assistant on occasion of Bigas Luna's movie Caniche sets designing project: "Carles proposed to work together and this is how I started with interior design and then with design.脗脗脗脗脗聟 I learned on the way." Together with Riart, they edited and produced the La Colilla lamp, from Comercial Estelar, the company Riart founded to sell by mail, and whose manager was Ordeig.

Gabriel Ordeig carried out many interior design projects, such as the offices of the firm Group Films (1983); and the lighting of pubs and night clubs in Barcelona like the Boliche, La Xampanyeria, El Caf茅 del Sol, Snooker Club, Cibeles, the restaurants Al Dente (with Nina Mas贸, 1982) or Fonda Europa (Granollers) -for which he designed the Fonda lamp and the Fonda system in 1994-, the Bijou cocktail-bar (with Tonet Sunyer) finalist of the FAD awards in 1983, and the S铆s铆s铆 pub, the origin of the Sisis铆 shade and ceiling rosette edited by Santa & Cole. He also took on the interior design of the pubs OKB (Castelldefels, 1988) and L'endroit (Paris, 1987), the restaurants Monz贸n (New York, 1988) and Bene Asai (Barcelona, 1989), or Santa & Cole's showroom in Barcelona (1988) and Girona (1989).

In 1985, he made an active contribution to Barcelona's and to international design when he founded, together with Javier Nieto Santa and Nina Mas贸, the design editing company Santa & Cole. He also designed the first objects of its catalogue: the Colilla de Jard铆n, based on the original design by Riart; and the El Huevo de Col贸n and the La Bella Durmiente (1975, with Nina Mas贸), two revolutionary lamps, the first one due to the coloring of fluorescence, and the second one because of the investigation on reflected light. These two last lamps were both presented in the Feria del Mueble in Valencia in 1986, which was the company's first public appearance. Working in Santa & Cole, Ordeig also cared to recover old designs and to redo anonymous designs, until his premature death in 1994.

Gabriel Ordeig was a precursor of a new kind of lighting based on wood, the traditional card shade, and the reflection of light and color. He frequently wrote articles on design, his passion for the issue of light shows in this sentence: "What is still untouchable, mysterious and intangible is not electricity, but light."

On February 2005, when Santa & Cole celebrated its 20 years, Santa & Cole and the ETSAB (Architecture School of Barcelona) paid a tribute to our designer by editing the monograph Gabriel Ordeig Cole, included in the Contemporary Designers collection.


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