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Metalarte Anade Desk Lamp
Materials: Round black metallic painted metal base. 2 black metallic painted thin rods. Cast metal lampshade holder, also painted in black metallic. Red half round aluminium lampshade. Aluminium reflector inside. Porcelain socket.
Height: 60 cm / 23.62”
Lampshade: ∅ 17 cm / 6.69”
Base: ∅ 20 cm / 7.87”
Electricity: 1 bulb GY6,35 halogen, 1 x 50 watt maximum, 12 volt. 220 volt transformer.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Designer: Josep Lluscá in 1984.
Manufacturer: Metalarte, Paseo de la Ribera 115, Canovelles, Barcelona, Spain.
Other versions: The lampshade of this Metalarte Anade desk lamp was made in several colours. It was also produced as a floor lamp. These lamps went in production in 1985.
Josep Lluscà Martínez was born in Barcelona in 1948. He is a graduate in Industrial Design and went to the Eina School in Barcelona (University Center for Design and Art).
In 1972 he opened his professional studio dedicated to industrial design and product development services. He has worked with many international companies, among others: Cassina, Flos, Fujitec, General Electric, Inoxcrom, La Caixa, Metalarte, Rosenthal, Sara Lee, WMF.
He has won a number of prestigious international design awards. For this Anade desk lamp he received the Delta De Plata ADI-FAD award in 1986.
The Metalarte company was founded in 1932 in Cannoveles, some 30 km/19 mi from Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. In the 1960s and 1970s it renewed its catalogue and started working with external designers and companies. For instance, they sold lamps produced by Louis Poulsen from Denmark and Arteluce and Stilnovo from Italy. Today the company is part of the Luxonia group. Together with the Troll and Sagelux brands.
Designers that worked for Metalarte are, among others: André Ricard, Enric Franch, Josep Lluscà, Estudi Blanc, Josep Aregall, Oscar and Sergi Devesa, Antoni Arola, Lievore Altherr Molina, Ricard Ferrer, George W. Hansen, Héctor Serrano, Jordi Llopis, Ana Mir, Emili Padrós, Otto Canalda and Ramón Úbeda.
Lamps in the movies
A Metalarte Anade desk lamp was used as a prop in the 2019 Spanish drama film Dolor Y Gloria (Pain And Glory) directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Starring Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia and Penélope Cruz. It was chosen by Time magazine as the best film of the year. Many beautiful lamps appear in this film. Not to mention the rest of the interior.
Links (external links open in a new window)
The Anade desk lamp – Josep Lluscá website
The Anade desk lamp – Barcelona design museum website
Lluscá design Barcelona – Facebook
Josep Lluscá Martínez – Wikipedia
Dolor Y Gloria – Pain And Glory (2019) – Wikipedia
Many thanks to Lluís from Eclectique Vintage for the photos and the enthusiasm.