Santa & ColeSince the late 1980's, Santa & Cole has lived for industrial design, an art consisting of focusing on everyday objects in order to seek a better use experience, thereby leading them to reflect upon material culture. Hence, Santa & Cole edit elements of domestic and urban furniture and lighting, plant elements (which are living matter) and books (which are likewise alive). A range that is only apparently disperse, converging upon a single concern: not to accumulate, but rather to select; not to enjoy quantity, but rather quality.
After studying at the Escuela Superior de Diseño Eina (Eina Superior School of Design and Art) in Barcelona Antoni Arola start his career at the Estudio Lievore y Pensi and later joined the company Associate Designers. In 1994 Antoni Arola Started his own studio in Barcelona, Estudi Arola.
Arola has undertaken design work in a variety of lighting projects for Santa & Cole, Metalarte, B&D, and Viabizzuno. He is acknowledged as a versatile and original designer both for his artistic talents and the inspiration he draws from ancestral cultures, standing out because of his sculptural vision of light.
Antoini Arola has been awarded two Delta Design Awards, and in 2003 won the Nacional Design Prize - awarded for "The maturity of a professional career that covers a wide spectrum, ranging from interior design to product design, displaying a great consistency, originality and passion"(jury's note).View other products by Antoni Arola