Tanuki GR Pendant Light
Balancing the new and the traditional, Metalarte offers modern lighting from Barcelona, Spain. Applying Yin and Yang to production has resulted in the possibility of maintaining a catalogue that balances the future and the past, a tradition that began in a workshop at Madrazo Street in Barcelona.
Metalarte, is a manufacturer of traditional and avant-garde lighting whose origins date back to 1932. Metalarte, the world-renowned global company began within the warmth of a simple metalworking shop where its founder, Antonio Riera felt a unique passion for bright, appropriate lighting -- something most unusual in a country that used 125 volts until the beginning of the 1960s.
Today Metalarte combines a pride about its pioneer past and its new state-of-the-art factory and manufacturing abilities. Metalarte has chosen to work with such established and esteemed professional designers as Eric Franch, the Devessa Brothers, Josep Aregall, Alberto Lievore, Manuel Molina, Richard Ferrer and Manuel Molina.
To further the concept that the future is today, in 2003 Metalarte created its advanced laboratory, Metalab, that has commissioned such new designers as Jamie Hayón, Raymond Úbedy and Otto Candalda, Hector Seranno, Jordi Llopis, Emil Padros and Ana Mir.
Itamar Burnstein was born in Haifa, Israel in 1974. He graduated from the Jerusalem Bezalel academy of art & design in Industrial design. After graduation in 2002, he has been working on a wide range of projects with a large number of international companies. Working in his studio, his designs vary from plastic injected household items and electrical appliances, to high-end furniture and light objects. Since 2006 Itamar's designs have been supported by VIA France. Companies such as VIA France, Roche Bobois, Metalarte and Jofebar have endorsed his designs.View other products by Itamar Burnstein