pendant lamp / industrial design / brass / glass
CIRIO CIRCULAR by Antoni Arola
Santa & Cole
brass, glass, opalescent glass, porcelain
adjustable, custom, for architectural lighting, modular, LED
“The origins of this family stem from the large conventional lamps for indoor public settings. My early inspiration appears to have been in Istanbul in the great Hagia Sophia.” – Antoni Arola
This system was designed with a view to using LED technology to create non-aggressive lighting for large spaces, inspired by the great lamps of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia mosque. The polyvalent structure allows for circles with differing diameters to produce a range of formats. When combined, these circles create a rich play on composition.
Its design easily accommodates changing the shade to create different ambiences and arrangements from Sargadelos porcelain (lighting up with the warmth of an altar candle) to translucent opal glass or the opaque grace of brass.