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.
Born 1953, Jordi Mirabel studied at the Elisava design school in Barcelona, shortly setting up a partnership interior and graphic design studio with his wife, Mariona Raventós. The power couple's journey in design led them to Santa & Cole, gaining solid international recognition of successive generations of design. Mirabel's warmth in spirit translates into his designs, leaving a legacy that reflects the team's philosophy of life.View other products by Jordi Mirabel
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.View other products by Mariona Raventos