The Metalarte company was founded in 1932 in Cannoveles, some 30 km/19 mi from Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. In the 1960’s and 1970’s 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.
Metalarte Zen Table Lamp
Materials: Round radial ribbed conical brushed zamac (lead and aluminium) lampshade. Polycarbonate screen. E14 lamp socket.
Height: 16,5 cm / 6.49”
Width: ∅ 10 cm / 3.93”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Designer: Óscar & Sergi Devesa in 1990.
Manufacturer: Metalarte, Paseo de la Ribera 115, Canovelles, Barcelona, Spain.
Other versions: This Metalarte Zen table lamp was only made in 1 1 version.
Óscar & Sergi Devesa
Sergi Devesa i Bajet (Barcelona September 3, 1961) and Óscar Devesa i Bajet (Barcelona December 9, 1963) followed Design studies at the School of Arts and Crafts during the period 1980 – 1981. After that they went to the School of Basic Design from 1981 until 1983 and to the Elisava School of Design 1983-86, all in Barcelona.
In 1987 they formed the company D&D Design. The company created products ( furniture, office equipment, bathroom and kitchen taps, containers and packaging and of course lighting) for companies such as: Blauet, Disform, IBP – Supergrif, Grober, Dessiè, Barceluna, Oken, Seiak, Bike-Romanes, Vibea and of course Metalarte.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Metalarte Zen table lamp – Designmuseum
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Many thanks to Frank from nullviernull raum+kommunikation for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm. You can find his shop over here on Ebay.