Antoni Arola The Moaré (Moiré) Lamp Series
  • Antoni Arola The Moaré (Moiré) Lamp Series
  • Antoni Arola The Moaré (Moiré) Lamp Series
  • Antoni Arola The Moaré (Moiré) Lamp Series
  • Antoni Arola The Moaré (Moiré) Lamp Series
  • Antoni Arola The Moaré (Moiré) Lamp Series
  • Antoni Arola The Moaré (Moiré) Lamp Series
  • Antoni Arola The Moaré (Moiré) Lamp Series
  • Antoni Arola The Moaré (Moiré) Lamp Series
The Moaré (Moiré) series is so called due to the effect of the two superimposed cylindrical shades. This is another fantastic result of the research into materials carried out by Antoni Arola for Santa & Cole.

The screens of these series of lamps are made of a material used in industrial curtains; they create a luminous effect of symmetrical waters, as if iridescent fabric was being used. The moiré effect occurs when the two similar weaves are superimposed. Arola exploits this optical effect by nesting two mesh concentric cylinders: an inner shade (always white), and an outer shade, of greater diameter, that can be white, red or metallic grey.

The result is a double cylinder of wavelike reflections that vary depending on the point of view. The series consists of hanging, floor and table lamps. With four different diametres up to 5 table lamps, 6 floor lamps and 8 hanging lamps combinations can be created, in three different colours. Thus, they satisfy numerous applications, ranging from large public spaces to the most domestic uses.

The table and floor lamps both have a rectangular aluminium tube shaft finished in graphite that rises from a solid cast base, also finished in graphite. The light source of all the lamps in the range consists of three incandescent bulbs controlled by a dimmer. The bulbs are protected by a cylindrical acrylic-satin diffuser. The shade material is made of very tough thread with an extremely strong fire-resistant covering.

Update 01/2006: Now, the Moaré Series includes hanging, floor and table lamps, in four lampshade sizes, in four different colours (red, white, grey and blue), in either a cylindricalor a square shaped version. In order to respond to the several different applications that the large public and domestic spaces allow, Antoni Arola has taken a step further and has added the following lighting items to the series: the cylindrical minor table lamp, with an aluminium rectangular shaft with a graphite finish, on a rectangular cast iron base, also with a graphite finish; the linear rectangular hanging lamp, with a unique metallic piece which supports the whole set, from the fluorescent tubes lodged inside, to the suspension supports where the lampshades and the diffuser rest; and the wall lamp, square or rectangular, with a unique rectangular tube piece in an L shape that supports the whole set.

Design:
Antoni Arola

Year:
2002

Manufacturer:
Santa & Col