By Santa & Cole
Treasured architect duo Federico Correa and Alfonso Milá once again enlisted the help of Alfonso’s younger brother and designer Miguel Milá in order to tackle the lighting in the new official office of the erstwhile mayor of Olympic Barcelona Pascual Maragall. The administrative centre would also be frequented by a large body of the international political community and was in urgent need of a revamp that would showcase the excellent standard of Barcelona design on the world stage. Santa & Cole produced the original lamps and in 1995 the company began the company embarked on limited production of this superbly austere series of lamps.
Diana is slender, sturdy and remarkably lucid. It is formed by a large central metal base which houses a shaft, the diameter of which gets thinner as it rises, supporting a white linen shade in a smooth cone-like shape that disperses the light of two bulbs arranged in such a way as to avoid shadows forming on the shade. Its appearance seamlessly strikes a balance between classicism and modernism both at home and in the office.
In keeping with the calling of their designers, all floor and table versions of the Diana series seek to conjure up “an image that is as timeless as can be”.