Visually, the High Line is a light sculpture, a svelte line that gives off light without revealing its source.
The new floor lamp by Josep Lluís Xuclà generates light indirectly by reflection, and uniquely, the light does not bounce off the ceiling, but off the wall. Its designer is interested in having the wall return the emitted light. A wall is this lamp’s greatest ally, and they want to remain close. Formally, it’s a composition in volumes and colors. Three blocks that stand out for their shapes and tones: the vertical, light-carrying element in oak or wenge is attached to a block of lacquered wood. Both rise above the black base, which defines the optimal distance at which to place the lamp from the wall to generate an ideal light source. The austerity of its shapes contrasts with the warmth of its wood and the depth of its colors.
A designer and interior decorator, Josep Lluís Xuclà has his own design studio where he develops various interior design and lighting projects as well as furniture design.
Regarding product design, his language is based in minimalism, in the simplicity of shapes, trying to achieve the balance between form and function in the easiest way possible. In the course of his career, Xuclà has been distinguished with some important international design prizes, prominent among them the Red Dot Design Award, the IF Product Design Award, the Designpreis and the Good Design Award.