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.
After studying at the Escuela Superior de Diseño Eina (Eina Superior School of Design and Art) in Barcelona, Antoni Arola started 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.
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