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 consideredthegreat 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.