Mariona Raventós, born in 1955 in Barcelona, studied with Jordi Miralbell at Barcelona's Elisava School of Design between 1974 and 1977. Two years after, they set up their own interior and graphic design studio, m&j, in Barcelona. They soon expanded their professional career to special designs for movies and photography, publicity and stage design, and space lighting projects. In1986, they also started designing pieces of furniture, lighting and complements through their new production company, Neo-Series, which continued with their craftwork style. Their conception of design led them in 1989 to become a 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 Raventós 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. As a team, Mariona expresses herself better with materials, textures and color, she represents the sensual part of the project, whereas Jordi contributes 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.
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