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 in Barcelona in 1931, Miguel Mila began his professional practice in 1950 in the architecture firm of his brother Alfonso Mila and Federico Correa. Eight years later, he created his own design studio and since then he has based his career in Catalan and Spanish design. He has followed Bauhaus' rationalism, though he has based his aesthetics of his objects in the simplification of shapes and elements, in search for maximum functionality. His work has been the subject of several design shows and he has received several design awards for his work.View other products by Miguel Mila
Alfonso Mila received his doctorate at the University of Barcelona. Upon graduation, he set up an architecture studio, enhancing a professional relationship and a strong friendship with other trade professionals. The designer devoted his career to architecture, interior design and industrial design, as well as teaching.
Mr. Mila’s work is an interpretation of the architectural inheritance of the great Catalan masters, which ended up being a capital influence in the recent history of Catalan architecture. Throughout his carreer, Mr. Mila was creating furniture and lighting for interior spaces, which include, for instance, the chairs and tables at the Reno restaurant (edited by Santa & Cole), the Capilla fireplace or the Barceloneta armchair.
Describing his professional style as an interior and industrial designer, Mr. Mila noted that for his work, most important qualities are the kind side, the humanity of architecture and design. His projects are thought to cherish memories, taste, color, images, senses and emotions.View other products by Alfonso Mila
Feferico Correa and his life-long creative partner Alfonso Mila were both born in 1924, they were schoolmates and went to the same university, and finally received their doctorate from the University of Barcelona. They set up their architecture studio in 1953, thus enhancing a professional relationship and a strong friendship that has made their names inseparable.
Correa and Mila have devoted their career to architecture, interior design and industrial design, as well as to teaching. They have spread worldwide Spanish creation and promoted it in the international architecture debate. They are co-authors of the Olimpic Ring in Barcelona, and they created the restaurant of the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid.View other products by Federico Correa