Santa & Cole Dorica

Santa & Cole: Mariona Raventos & Jordi Miralbell: Dorica Floor Lamp

Santa & Cole: Mariona Raventos & Jordi Miralbell: Dorica Floor Lamp, imported from Europe. This column-like cylindrical lamp features a delicate shade that is visually offset by a solid base. Designers Miralbell and Raventos's interest in formal composition is reflected in the Dorica's balanced design, where the sculptural metal foot echoes the form of the elongated shade. Between shade and foot is a metallic shaft whose upper tip is covered in leather, to be used as a handle. The cylindrical foot is small but very heavy in order to give stability to the lamp, considering that it accounts for only 1/5 of the lamp's total length.

The choice of materials (a central rust-coloured iron structure and a cloth shade) give the piece an earthy, classical feel, linked with the mediterranean tradition. The Dorica is halfway between a table and a floor lamp and is excellent for either general or mood lighting.

The simple ribbon shade reflects the designers' concern with light. Contrary to appearances, the inner frame is not cylindrical but hexagonal, so that when it is covered with ribbon, a small space stops the inner and outer ribbons from overlapping and spreads the light more uniformly.

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