Santa & Cole's Moragas Table Lamp and Armchair designed by Antoni de Moragas
Moragas was one of the major marketers of the remodelling that Spanish style underwent in the postwar years. He created leader objects of originality, pieces that are considered nowadays classics of layout. Antoni de Moragas Gallissà was birthed, learnt and functioned as an architect in Barcelona, at a time of intellectual backwardness and material shortage. In 1949, some experts thinking about contacting the American and european avant-garde developed the Club 49. That same year, the Designer's Association of Catalonia invited Italian architect Alberto Sartoris to offer a lecture, and called a competitors with the objective of locating concepts on how you can address the real estate trouble. These situations offered area to terrific changes, and to the development boom that led to the swift development of design in Spain in the following years. Moragas won the above discussed competition with various other coworkers. This competitors made him familiar with the financial and political concerns that the housing problem entailed. He then started an architectural and developing activity that was actually aware of such issues, through various establishments, like the Architects' Organization or the FAD.Moragas made the Grupo R with some associates, with the purpose of carrying out a reform of Barcelona's design. In 1957, they started to make the initial get in touches with to advertise industrial style in this city. In 1960, after a not successful attempt, Moragas and others such as Miguel Milá, André Ricard, Bohigas, Cirici Pellicer, Manel Cases, or Rafael Marquina established the ADI-FAD (Industrial Design Association ), an area of the FAD, of which Moragas was the first president. He additionally began to presume various other collective obligations, and composed short articles on modern design, such a "Diez años del Grupo R de arquitectura" or "Revisión de valores" (gathered in the very first quantity of Santa & Cole's Layout Classics collection.).A brilliant architecture, Moragas likewise did some industrial and furniture style, which can be viewed as an example in his job for the competition to dignify prominent housing (1954); in his very own residence (1957), that is, the Moragas standing armchair, light and pouf; in the Architects' Organization of Catalonia, with the Moragas table lamp; or in the furnishings at the Brusi-San Elías building in Barcelona (1967-1970). When it comes to his architectural tasks, several of the most outstanding are the reform of the Fémina, Kursaal, Arenas, Spring and Liceo theaters, and various livings in Barcelona.Moragas thought the concepts of Rationalism, that he softened with an architectural organicism in order to offer warmness to the relationship between kind and usage. When preparing them, Moragas already believed of their industrial production, even though at the time they were simply made in restricted series for concrete customers that came to him due to the fact that they could possibly not locate industrial designs that adjusted to their brand-new suggestions.Moragas Table LightThis is a table light with a peaceful exterior, the beacon of an originality that catches the practical temperament of a terrific Spanish leader. A main solid wooden column sustains a generous circular color made from bookbinding tape, whose asymmetry creates relaxing chiaroscuros.Moragas Arm ChairAn intimate armchair with rounded lines and a superior, encircling back encouraged by Roman baths. The armchair and matching pouf were made by Antoni de Moragas Gallisà in 1957 and republished 35 years later on with the Moragas lamp for the initial Santa & Cole Style Classics collection.