Gubi Pedrera PD1 table lamp red
Many architects and furniture designers of the Bauhaus era were intent on providing well-designed homes and impeccably manufactured furnishings for the 'common man'. in 1955, Barba Corsini, a leading functionalist architect, realised his contemporary vision through his renovation of the loft space and the furnishings he custom designed for 'La Pedrera'.
Antoni Gaudi, who originally designed 'La Pedrera', is generally considered the great master of Spanish Modernism but his unique body of work cannot be defined by any single style or simple classification.
Corsini was a great admirer of Finnish architecture, which he believed to be the finest in Europe on account of the powerful simplicity of the designs. 'Powerful simplicity' is indeed an apt description of Corsini's personal design style, as represented by the Pedrera series.
The Pedrera lamps are both modern and classic. Some of the lamps were designed by Barba Corsini, others in association with his protegé, Joaquim Ruiz Millet. One lamp, the ANA pendant, was designed by Ruiz Millet as a tribute to Corsini.
In 1955, Barba Corsini renovated the loft space within Antonio Gaudi's famous building 'La Pedrera' in Barcelona, transforming it from a simple laundry room and storage area into 13 modern duplex apartments. To reinforce the modernist style of the rooms, Corsini decorated the apartments with furniture that he designed himself, including Pedrera lamps and tables. Corsini achieved great international recognition for his architecture and design for La Pedrera.
The inspiration for the base of the lights came from the vaulted ceilings of the famous house of 'La Pedrera' whilst the cylindrical shape and unique, perforated detail of the chimneys influenced the form of the lampshades. The Pedrera table completed the overall architectural experience of the flats.
Table lamps, floor lamps and pendants
The PD2 floor lamp was originally created by Barba Corsini. The rest of the collection is a direct inspiration from this. The H2O series was later created by Corsini in association with his protégé, Joaquim Ruiz Millet. The ANA pendant and ABC lamp were designed later by Ruiz Millet as a tribute to his mentor. The lamps are made from perforated steel plate, powder-coated or nickel-plated.
|Size (h x Ø) in cm||33 cm x Ø13 cm|
|Details||Material: Perforated steel, powder-coated or nickel-occupied|
|Bulb||socket E27, max. 40W (bulb not included)|
|Energy efficiency classes of the light||A++ to E (A++ is the highest efficiency and E is the lowest efficiency)|
|Cable||length 150 cm|