Friday 12 Feb 2016

Metalarte presents Stones, a new family of lumi-naires created from a material with stone-like qual-ities and manufactured by moulding. It is a hybrid between the architectural concrete and artificial stone, technically sophisticated but produced by hand. It gives elegance to interior decoration and is suitably resistant when installed outdoors.

Human beings have shaped stone since prehistor-ic times. To begin with, out of necessity, to defend themselves or hunt, and then creatively, to build monuments and cathedrals. Some so complex that remain unfinished today, such as the Sagra-da Familia in Barcelona that Gaudí began build-ing in 1882. Today, its unusual shapes are drawn with sophisticated 3D programmes and modelled using a technology specifically developed to fin-ish the work. Using a similar process, combining digital technology with manual production, Ramón Úbeda and Otto Canalda have designed and devel-oped this collection of three luminaires. They share the same material but each has its own personality and functions. Sharon is a desk lamp with cylindri-cal base and shade. With shiny details and a force-ful presence that does not go unnoticed. Rolling is portable and versatile luminaire for indoor or out-door use, but particularly suitable for intermediate spaces like porches and terraces. The handle and base form a single, solid body. Oliver is a bollard for outdoor installation that does not rust or degrade like metal. Plain, functional and hard as a rock.

Metalarte is a decorative lighting brand within the Luxiona Group, which is defined by a vision that mixes the contempo-rary with the traditional and the capacity to constantly move forwards and adapt to changing times. Since its foundation in 1932, Metalarte has maintained a catalogue that balances the future and the past, with a clear focus on Spanish design and its creators.

LUXIONA, experienced in lightingLight is our reason to be. The development and delivery of the best integrated solutions for design, production and sales, adapting to the specific needs of every architectural Project. Through the TROLL, METALARTE and SAGELUX brands, LUXIONA provides a wide range of global solutions for tech-nical, decorative and emergency lighting. Trust, security and flexibility are the foundation of our international success. With an HQ is Spain, the LUXIONA Group has subsidiaries in Mexico, Chile, Peru, China, Poland, France, Italy, Germany and Hong Kong.Hong Kong.

Photos by Eugeni Aguiló