Anthony Dickens, 2017
Tekio is Japanese for adaptation: a lighting system based on flexible structures covered by paper modules held together by magnets. By combining various modules, you can create wall lights, vertical pendant lamps, horizontal lines, circles and ovals.
For the design of this model, Anthony Dickens was inspired by Chochin, the traditional Japanese paper lantern on a trip to Asia in 2010. Santa & Cole edits the Tekio lighting system by working with the best artisans from Japan, combining traditional processes, optimal quality materials and the latest technologies; capitalising on the local cultural heritage and the tradition of working with paper. Paper is a delicate, flexible and malleable material. Its folds make it tougher and alter its opacity. Paper filters and tints light. Tekio is a decorative light that creates leisurely or timeless settings; a light that affords ambience, in subtle radiance.
Miguel Milá, 2017
Cestita Batería is the latest member in the Cesta family: a portable, cordless version. As with all of Milá’s objects, Cestita, designed in 1962, strikes a balance between rational functionalism and the legacy of local artisan creation. With this new version, technology helps to enhance its features, maintaining the warmth that is characteristic of the family.
The lamp is a kindred spirit of the mythical Tramo (Trabajos Molestos, annoying works in English) company founded by Milá in the early sixties in order to self-produce his creations: all manner of simple, essential objects that help transform a house into a home. Embodying freedom of movement, Cestita Batería is a lantern that endows the atmosphere with delight wherever it is taken, depicting shadow puppets in the garden or emanating light from every corner.
Massana, Tremoleda, Ferrer. 1978
A base, an arm, a shade; a square, a line, a cone; steel, brass, aluminium; and light. Gira sums up the basic components of a lamp. Based on the study of the traditional flexo, these components have been re-configured in order to endow the lamp with greater flexibility of movement. The shapes lend the light prominence. It is a discrete, versatile lamp: the arm may be rotated and the shade may be positioned to form localised spots of light for working, reading or writing, whether in a room, a hotel lobby or an office.
Take a look at it just one time and then try and sketch it from memory. The Gira lamp portrays the simplicity and recognisable profile of a classic. This piece gives an account of the history of design in Barcelona. It was conceived in 1978 by Ferrer, Massana and Tremoleda and was originally produced by Mobles 114, an editing company founded by Massana and Tremoleda. It then achieved international acclaim, featured in a host of exhibitions and received awards all over the globe.
However, what genuinely makes Gira stand out from the rest is its function, which places it in a unique category: objects fostering an intimate connection between the user, the light and the environment. Santa & Cole has reedited this classic of Spanish design with a black and natural anodized aluminium shade and featuring a new brass shade.
Antoni Arola, 2017
Cirio (candle in Spanish) is a family of pendant lamps designed by Antoni Arola, a system of versatile structures with a range of light points. Each of these points forms a cylinder that houses an LED core. The shades are in hand-crafted porcelain, made in Sargadelos, Galicia, translucent opal glass or opaque brass.
Cirio Cascada is the latest member of the family. It allows light points to be hung at different heights from a variety of rectangular or circular canopies. Just imagine a huge hall: the simple beauty of the beige, white or gold candles and, in the shadowy backdrop, the understated black structure from which they hang; a solemn cascade of light shimmering down from the ceiling.