Básica M2 Table Lamp
Santa & Cole
Since 1985, when Javier Nieto Santa, Gabriel Ordeig Cole and Nina Masa founded Santa & Cole, the sole purpose of the company has been industrial design, an art consisting of seeking the best of each object in order to offer a more pleasant experience in everyday life. Hence, Santa & Cole edit elements of domestic and urban furniture and lighting in 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, 1944, Santiago Roqueta held a doctorate in architecture. He was a professor at the ETSAB, an industrial designer, an interior designer and an artist when inspiration blessed him. Roqueta is an essential figure in the development of design in Catalonia.
In 1969, Santiago Roqueta founded the famous furniture editing company Snarck Design, thus becoming a pioneer in design editing. He undertook the project of recovering and promoting pieces of renowned artists such as Rietveld, Balla, Hoffman or Dalí, among others.
In the early 1990s, as the director of the ETSAB (School of Architecture of Barcelona), Roqueta proposed to Santa & Cole to set up an unprecedent coediting relationship, in order to promote the knowledge on Spanish design masters. This relationship gave birth to the book collections Design Classics and Contemporary Designers, that he supervised until his death in January 2005.