About the DesignerAntoni Arola
Spain (1960 - )
Antoni Arola was born in Tarragona in 1960. He studied at the Eina School in Barcelona until 1984, after which he started working in prestigious professional studios. He stayed for five years at the Lievore and Pensi studio, and four more at the Associate Designers, AD, a leading firm in technological design, directed by Ramón Bigas and Pep Sant. In 1994, Arola left AD and set up his own studio, Estudi Arola. Arola’s first experience in the lighting field was in 1994, when he designed a series of lamps. In 1997, he designed the Nimba lamp for Santa and Cole, a lamp with a shape of a light halo that received the ADI-FAD Award. Fascinated by Africa and by the extraordinary designs of satellites and spaceships, his work is pervaded with the subtle influence of shapes and icons of other cultures - Japanese and African. In these asiatic cultures Arola finds a symbolism and a way of understanding the universe that he incorporates to his daily life and work. His works also show his sculptural abilities, his love for drawing and his interest for contemporary art. But above all, what Arola admires most in design is common sense.
The Moare lamp, originally designed in 2003, is based on the fact that its superimposed shades cause an optical effect of asymmetric waters, known as the Moiré effect. Since then new formats, supports, colors and sizes have been added, so the current SERIE Moare deploys numerous combinations to satisfy very different applications: from large public spaces to the more domestic uses. In 2008 a black shade was added which creates a similar effect to that of the grey shade but more contrasted, highlighting even more the lights and the shadows by which the true night owl loves to be surrounded.
- Superposition of two cylindrical shades in soltis fabric
- Aluminum structure finished in graphite color
- Cylindrical diffuser in acrylsatiné plastic
- Frosted incandescent
- Voltage: 230V E 27. Dimmer
- Accommodates: Max 3 x 100 Watt frosted incandescent bulb
- Base: 17.7" L x 7.9" W
- Available shade sizes:
- Small: 13.4" H x 13.7" W
- Medium: 18.4" H x 18.7" W
- Large: 23.6" H x 24.4" W
- Extra Large: 31.5" H x 32.3" W