Waterproof Floating Lantern
Metalarte, S.A., Barcelona, Spain is a manufacturer of traditional and avant-garde lighting whose origins date back to 1932. 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. They have chosen to work with such established and esteemed professional designers as Eric Franch, the Devesa brothers, Josep Aregall, Alberto Lievore, Manuel Molina and Richard Ferrer. 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.
Hector Serrano was born in Valencia, Spain in 1974. After graduating from the ESDI CEU of Valencia, he moved to London to study at the MA design products at the Royal College of Art, where he continues to live and work.
Innovation and dealing with familiar concepts are the common denominators of Serrano's projects. The studio's activities are divided into product design, space design and laboratory work, with a constant exchange between these areas.
Serrano received the Peugeot Design Award in 2000. His work has been exhibited in Milan, Frankfurt, Munich and New York as well as in several museums such as the MOCA Miami, IVAM Valencia, EACC Castell?n and at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum of New York.View other products by Hector Serrano