Antoni Arola | Antoni Arola Studio

Antoni Arola

He was born in Tarragona in 1960 and now lives in Barcelona.

He studied at the Eina School in Barcelona, and in 1984 began his professional career at the Estudio Liévore y Pensi. He subsequently joined the company AD Associate Designers and in 1994 founded Estudi Arola.

His projects cover highly diverse fields such as lighting projects for various design firms like Santa & Cole,Vibia, Viabizzuno, pieces of furniture and perfume containers, as well as interior design projects and ephemeral installations.

He combines his professional career with teaching, workshops, artistic experimentation and research into light. His eternal and continuous investigation into beauty, inspired by ancestral cultures and his own particular way of looking at light, confer on him a unique versatility which filters through into each project.

His work has been shown in individual and collective exhibitions around the world in cites like Barcelona, Madrid, Milan, London, Mexico, New York and Tokyo.

Among other prizes, Arola has been awarded with the National Design Prize in 2003, four times winner of a Silver Delta Design Awards, and in 2012 winner of a Red Dot Design Award.

Interview to Antoni Arola

Radio rtve a la carta: Tinc un pla secret
8 of may 2012
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Awards

2018
.
Delta Selection
Flamingo
Vibia
Seti
Lamp
.
German Design Award
Palma
Vibia
.
IF Gold Award
Loop
Fluvia
.
RedDot
Loop
Fluvia
.
RedDot
Seti
Lamp


2017
.
Wallpaper* Design Award
Flamingo
Vibia


2016
.
BOY best of year
Flamingo
Vibia


2014
.
BOY best of year Contract Furniture
Fresh
Ofita
.
Delta Selection
Wild Forest
Idesa Parfums
.
Liderpack Best packaging, health & beauty category
Wild Forest
Idesa Parfums
.
WPO Best packaging
Wild Forest
Idesa Parfums
.
FIFI Best packaging
Wild Forest
Idesa Parfums
.
GQ Best packaging
Wild Forest
Idesa Parfums
.
APDI Honorary Member Professional Association of Lighting Designers
Trajectory
Antoni Arola

2012
.
Delta Silver
BlancoWhite
Santa&Cole
.
RedDot
BlancoWhite
Santa&Cole
.
ICFF International Contemporary Furniture Fair Award
BlancoWhite
Santa&Cole
.
Wan awards
BlancoWhite
Santa&Cole .
FIFI Best packaging
Pure Custo Barcelona Man/Woman
Idesa Parfums
.
Glamour Best packaging
Pure Custo Collector’s Edition
Idesa Parfums


2011
.
Delta Selection
Cirio
Santa&Cole


2010
.
FIFI Best duo
Custo Barcelona Man/Woman
Idesa Parfums


2009
.
Delta Selection
Corso
Santa&Cole
.
Delta Selection
Window
Troll
.
Iplus Best lighting design trajectory
Trajectory
Antoni Arola


2005
.
Delta Selection
Oven 60
Santa&Cole
.
Delta Selection
Moaré
Santa&Cole


2003
.
National Design Award
Trajectory
Antoni Arola
.
Delta Selection
Fontana
Santa&Cole
.
Delta Selection
Basi in Red
Idesa Parfums
.
Fad Selection
Bar Oven
Bar Oven
.
Saloni Finalists
Bar Oven
Bar Oven
.
Best shop in the world Barcelona Town hall
RoyAlty
RoyAlty


2002
.
Fad Selection
Cacao Sampaka
Cacao Sampaka
.
FIFI Best masculine fragrance packaging
Angel Schlesser Homme
Idesa Parfums
.
Graphispack - Liderpack Best glass container
Angel Schlesser Homme
Idesa Parfums
.
Graphispack - Liderpack
Women’secret, No Secret
Idesa Parfums
.
Floriade Best stand
Pavelló España

2001
.
Delta Silver
Basi Femme/Homme
Idesa Parfums
.
Delta Selection
Agua de Loewe
Loewe
.
WorldStar Best packaging, health and beauty category
Basi Femme/Homme
Idesa Parfums
.
Graphispack - Liderpack Best family of products
Basi Femme/Homme
Idesa Parfums
.
T Best masculine fragrance packaging
Basi Femme/Homme
Idesa Parfums
.
FIFI Best masculine packaging
Basi Homme
Idesa Parfums
.
FIFI Best feminine packaging
Agua de Loewe
Loewe


2000
.
Graphispack - Liderpack
Angel Schlesser Femme
Idesa Parfums .
Graphispack - Liderpack
Agua de Loewe
Loewe


1999
.
Delta Silver
Dojo
Metalarte
.
Delta Silver
Armand Basi
Idesa Parfums
.
Fad Selection<
Mos
Mos/font>
.
Graphispack - Liderpack Best family of products
Armand Basi
Idesa Parfums
.
Best shop in the World Barcelona Town hall
Mos
Mos


1997
.
Delta Selection
Nimba
Santa&Cole


1988
.
Delta Selection
Sofa Alade
Kron S.A.
.
Nuevo Estilo
Sofa Alades
Kron S.A.




Conferences and teaching

2018
.
Workshop
Light and experience
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona

2017
.
Professor
Master Lighting Design
UPC Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña
Barcelona

.
Workshop
Valldauralabs, Bcn Summer Workshops_Under Construction Light
IAAC Institute for Advanced of Catalonia
Barcelona

.
Workshop
Cork base camp_with Stefano Colli and Xavi Mora
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
La Bisbal de l'Empordà

.
Professor
Experimentation and Product_with Jordi Canudas, Lucía Castro, Iris Tarraga, David Bota and Joaquim Matutano
ELISAVA Escola Superior de Disseny i Enginyeria de Barcelona
Barcelona


2016
.
Professor
Interior design final project__Domesticant la llum
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona
.
Professor
The light in the table_With Enric Rodriguez and Albert Fuster
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona .

Professor
Lighting design
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona


2015 .
Professor
Lighting Design Master
UPC Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya
Barcelona
.
Pechakucha
Lighting design
Disseny Hub
Barcelona
.
Online course
Lighting design
Domestika
.
Professor
Interior design final project_Design Graduate
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona
.
Workshop StandUp
Stand Saló de l’ensenyament_With Isern Serra
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona
.
Presentation
Biografía Antoni Arola_With Marc Morro, Josep Bohigas i Marc Ligos
Estudi Antoni Arola Barcelona
.
Conference
Packaging_Master Packaging
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona
.
Conference
My processes
Tros i Brots
Empordà


2014
.
Professor
Lighting Design Master
UPC Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya
Barcelona
.
Professor
Interior lighting Master
Arquine
Mexico
.
Professor
Interior design final project_Design Graduate_With Joaquim Matutano
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona
.
Conference
Antoni Arola career
Arquine
Mexico
.
Talk
Nonument
Macba: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Barcelona


2013
.
Professor
Postgraduate in Lighting Design
UPC Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya
Barcelona
.
Professor
Interior design final project_Design Graduate_With Joaquim Matutano
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona
.
Workshop
Ephemeral spaces_With Josep Bohigas
UPB Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Medellín, Colombia.
.
Conference
APDI honour partner
APDI and architecture school
Barcelona
.
Conference
Trajectory Antoni Arola
UPB Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Medellín, Colombia.
.
Debate
A que juguem?
Llum BCN; Ajuntamnet de Barcelona
Barcelona
.
Conference
Trajectory Antoni Arola
EASD Escola d’Art and Superior de Disseny de Valencia
Valencia
.
Round table
Conversation about the light
Espai LAB
Barcelona
.
Dialogue
Light perception_With Dani Freixes
School of architecture Catalunya
Barcelona




2013
.
Pecha Kucha conference
With Arquitectura-G, Nina Masso, Lagranja, La invisible, ArtAtTheLab, Rafael Vargas and Telenoika.
Biosca&Botey
Barcelona


2012
.
Professor
"> Interior design final project_Design Graduate_With Joaquim Matutano
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona
.
Workshop
Shapes and textures
ESDIR Escuela Superior de Diseño La Rioja
La Rioja


2011
.
Professor
Postgraduate in Lighting Design
UPC Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya
Barcelona
.
Professor
">Interior design final project_Design Graduate_With Joaquim Matutano
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona
.
Conference
Presentation Estudi Antoni Arola
Autonoma university of Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes, Mexico
.
Conference
Lighting debate
Construmat
Barcelona
.
Debate
Della Parte de la lampadine_With Xavier Claramunt and Michela Mezzavilla
Viabizzuno Barcelona
Barcelona
.
Conference
Presentation works Estudi Antoni Arola
Viabizzuno
Madrid
.
Conference
Presentation works Estudi Antoni Arola
Escola Técnica Superior d’Arquitectura del Vallès
Sant Cugat
.
Conference
With Giulio Lacchetti, Valerio Cometti, Paolo Ulian, Odardo Fiorvanti
Design Circle, Showroom Santa&Cole
Milan, Italy


2010
.
Professor
Postgraduate in Lighting Design
UPC Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya
Barcelona
.
Colaboration in exposition
Franco Raggi, Alberto Meda, Marco Ferri, Giulio Lacchetti, Paolo Ulian
This Object Will Change The World
Italia


2009
.
Professor
Postgraduate in Packaging, Product and Market
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona
.
Workshop
Design at work place
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona
.
Workshop
Experimentation at space and lighting
UDEM Universidad de Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico
.
Clúster
Lighting company
Generalitat de Girona
Girona
.
Conference
The light as a simbolic element
Escola d’art d’Olot
Olot
.
Conference
Works Estudi Antoni Arola
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona
.
Conference
Design at work place
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona
.
Clúster
Design as a key to success
Caldes de Malavella
Caldes de Malavella
.
Design days
Years light
Design days in la Rioja
Logroño
.
Interior design days
Years light
Escola d’art i Disseny de Reus
Reus
.
Conference
Years light
Architecture and design forum Cevisama
Valencia


2008
.
Professor
Furniture master
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona
.
Conference
Work presentation Estudi Antoni Arola
Col•legi de Decoradors de Girona
Girona
.
Conference
Light & Matters_With Miquel Milà
Showroom Santa&Cole
Stockholm
.
Conference
Interiors and product
CODIGI Col•legi de Diseñadors de Girona
Girona
.
Conference
Presentation works Estudi Antoni Arola
Bienal iberoamericana de Diseño
Madrid
.
Conference
Furniture design
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona
.
Conference
Presentation works Estudi Antoni Arola
IED Centro Superior de Diseño
Madrid
.
Conference
The design practice
ESDA Escuela Superior de Diseño de Aragón
Zaragoza


2007
.
Workshop
Invitation
UDEM Universidad de Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico
.
Conference
300% Spanish Design
SACEX
Madrid
.
Conference
Interior design
Construmat
Barcelona
.
Conference
Presentation works Estudi Antoni Arola
Escuela Tècnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia
Valencia


2006
.
Workshop
Ephemeral spaces
ELISAVA Escola superior de Disseny i Enginyeria de Barcelona
Barcelona
.
Professor
Master Light and space
UPC Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya
Barcelona


2006
.
Professor
Master light and space
CCCB and Universitat de Salamanca
Barcelona
.
Conference
Ephemeral spaces
CCCB i ELISAVA
Barcelona
.
Conference
Ephemeral spaces
CCCB i ELISAVA
Barcelona
.
Conference
Art and ephemeral spaces_Architecture master alumni
UPC Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya
Barcelona
.
Conference
Light and space_Master alumni
CCCB i Universitat de Salamanca
Salamanca
.
Conference
Spain again
DDI
Tokio
.
Conferéncia
presentation of Estudi Antoni Arola works
DEIA Escola d’Art i superior de Disseny
Barcelona
.
Conference
International days for interior spaces, House and Art
UB Universitat de Barcelona
Barcelona


2005
.
Professor
Art and ephemeral space_Architecture master
UPC Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya
Barcelona
.
Professor
Master light and space
CCCB i Universitat de Salamanca
Barcelona
.
Design days
Open campus
Univeritat Jaume I
Barcelona
.
Conference
Light and space_Master Alumni
CCCB and Universitat de Salamanca
Salamanca
.
Conference
Art and ephemeral spaces_Architecture master alumni
UPC Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya
Barcelona


2004
.
Professor
Art and ephemeral space_Architecture master
UPC Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Barcelona
.
Professor
Light and space master
CCCB i Universitat de Salamanca
Barcelona
.
Conference
Light and space_Master alumni
CCCB i Universitat de Salamanca
Salamanca
.
Conference
Art and ephemeral spaces_Architecture master alumni
UPC Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya
Barcelona
.
Conference
Work presentation Estudi Antoni Arola
Col•legi d’Arquitectes de Tarragona
Tarragona

2003
.
Professor
Art and ephemeral spaces_Architecture master alumni
UPC Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Barcelona
.
Conference
Art and ephemeral spaces_Architecture master alumni
UPC Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya
Barcelona


2002
.
Professor
Product and Interiors projects_Design graduate
EINA Escola d’art i disseny
Barcelona
.
Workshop
Light and color
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona
.
Conference
Cosmetic and perfums_With Pati Nuñez
ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
Barcelona
.
Conference
Presentation works Estudi Antoni Arola
Col•legi d’Arquitectes
Olot
.
Conference
Interior design master alumni
CCCB and Universitat de Salamanca
Barcelona
.
Conference
Cacao Sampaka
Col•legi d’Arquitectes de Barcelona
Barcelona


2001
.
Professor
Product and Interiors projects_Design graduate
EINA Escola d’art i disseny
Barcelona


2000
.
Professor
Product and Interiors projects_Design graduate
EINA Escola d’art i disseny
Barcelona


1999
.
Professor
Product and Interiors projects_Design graduate
EINA Escola d’art i disseny
Barcelona


1998
.
Professor
Product and Interiors projects_Design graduate
EINA Escola d’art i disseny
Barcelona


1997
.
Professor
Product and Interiors projects_Design graduate
EINA Escola d’art i disseny
Barcelona
.
Seminary
With Dani Freixes, Carles Pibernat, Oriol Pibernat, Pati Nuñez, Jorge Pensi, Peret, Fernando Amat i Miquel Milà
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Tarragona


1996
.
Professor
Product and Interiors projects_Design graduate
EINA Escola d’art i disseny
Barcelona
.
Conference
Africa architecture
EINA Escola d’art i disseny
Barcelona
.
Professor
Product and Interiors projects_Design graduate
EINA Escola d’art i disseny
Barcelona


1995
.
Professor
Product and Interiors projects_Design graduate
EINA Escola d’art i disseny
Barcelona


1994
.
Professor
Product and Interiors projects_Design graduate
EINA Escola d’art i disseny
Barcelona