Mariona RaventÃ³s, born in 1955, studied at Barcelonas Elisava school of design between 1974 and 1977. Two years later, she and Jordi Miralbell set up their own interior and graphic design studio, m&j, in Barcelona. In 1986, they started designing pieces of furniture, lighting and complements through their new production company, Neo-Series, that demonstrated 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 partners of the company.
Miralbell and RaventÃ³s were responsible afterwards for the art direction of Santa & Cole, and as a part of the editorial committee they selected the products that the firm would edit. Many pieces of furniture and lighting elements edited by Santa & Cole at that time wore their signatures. Their lighting elements offer different ways to give light thanks to parchment, wood, raffia or cotton and their poetic forms, thus reflecting the teams 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."