Recovering, recycling, changing use and looking at things from a different perspective is the essence of this project. Reusing the lights of vehicles no longer in use and turning them into luminaries of interior spaces decontextualizing the object to give it a new life.
The Clio R5 works with the latest LED technology, which provides durability and great energy efficiency. The LEDs lit a transparent headlight and an orange taillight holding onto a simple structure.
The lights haven’t lost the original function they had when installed in the car: ambient light (the blinker), gentle focal light (dimmed headlights), and a stronger focal light (high beam headlights).
Designer & Collection
Antoni Arola (1960)
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.
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