Lighting up the summer nights

In Polop de la Marina, Valencia, the Larcosta architects have designed different housing models in a relaxed neighbourhood perfect for spending the summer holidays.

We enter the ‘Juliet & Romeo’ house, a two-storey home, sitting on a 628m2 property, with a swimming pool, garden and various terraces. A space with large, open rooms that integrates the exterior and leverages natural light.

The bedrooms are also spacious and functional. The cabinets are built into the walls, which, in turn, separate the different spaces; and the beds are lit with two Faro Barcelona wall lamps: the LINK in a bronze finish, and the MITIC. As already mentioned, the exterior plays an influential role and is designed to embrace long hours of relaxation, meals, games and naps. To light up the terrace table, Larcosta has once again trusted Faro Barcelona with a MISTU outdoor shade, perfectly integrated as a pendant lamp on the porch ceiling to accompany the spectacular view of the pool and landscape. Photography by Peter Foldiak
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A great reform in Valladolid

The BeSpoke design studio has been commissioned to refurbish a large house in Valladolid, and to do so, it has used the technical lighting of Faro Barcelona.

The objective of this reform, whose space has 99m2, was to combine the family’s private space and the large areas for meetings and guests. The result is a flat with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a separate kitchen and an L-shaped living-dining room.

Lighting has played a fundamental role in this house of minimalist and modern style, where wood is the great protagonist. To give it its “power” BeSpoke has chosen Faro Barcelona’s LED strips to “reinforce the position of the beams”, also behind the main furniture and under the wooden bench in the living room, the niches and the mirrors in the bathrooms. The LED strips emit warm light and allow for glare-free illumination. They are a good solution for highlighting objects and spaces while remaining unnoticed. From Faro Barcelona we also find the HYDE adjustable recessed lights as general lighting throughout the house and in black finish in the bathrooms, the REL-P ceiling in the centre of the kitchen and the TEN lamp in black finish. Photographs by Cesar Prados.
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Tropical-minimalism in a house full of memories

Romanian interior designer David Raymond decided a year ago to renovate the lower floor of his family home.

The 58 square meters room has been given a second life by the designer with the mix of various styles full of personality: “tropical minimalism”. The refurbishing, which gave place to a large open space, has been carried out with wood on the floor, ceiling and some walls as main material of the project. A central and protagonist arch separates the entrance from the different rest areas of the house maintaining the old spirit of this country house. Raymond has distributed the room with different chill and reading areas that he has combined with different furniture, a green wall and elements of decor. In one of these corners you can find the floor lamp in bronze finish LINK which directs perfectly its beam of light to support your reading.

From Faro Barcelona the interior designer has also used the FUGA projector lamps in black finish, as general lighting.

A reform with a lot of personality thought to keep, again, many family memories.
Information about the reform
Name project: Parent House
Location: Brasov, Rumanía
Interior design: David Raymond
Distributor: Urmet
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Sustainable shipping is possible with Faro Barcelona and Nozama Green

A few months ago we closed the collaboration agreement with Nozama Green, the company that makes sustainable deliveries of our orders possible thanks to the use of emission-free vehicles.

With Nozama Green we also make it easier for all our customers to collect packaging and household waste so that it is recycled correctly and does not end up in our seas or forests.

This new service responds to our commitment to the environment and our desire to continue advancing one of our most important values: sustainability. Nozama Green is an expert in recycling, ensuring that it is done in the right way. This work is carried out by people at risk of social exclusion with the aim of giving them a job and a decent life.

With plans to extend the scope to other cities, this service is available in Barcelona. The aim is to contribute to the reduction of waste and emissions harmful to the environment and thus take care of our planet.
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An endless summer

The team of Egue and Seta says that in this house “he lives the summer and doesn’t get bored”. That is probably why the architecture studio has named the project “Summermode”.

It is a 209m2 house in Corbera de Llobregat, Barcelona, designed to rest and recover. The objective of the reform has been to bring the pool and garden environment closer to the interior so that all spaces are equally accessible.

The result is an incredible two-storey house, with open spaces and modern and functional decoration. And although we would get lost in any corner, we have noticed how the LE VITA lamp illuminates the sofa area of the studio and the VERSUS model the porch and the garden. The former is part of the collection with the same name by Nahtrang and the latter is a design by Pepe Llaudet. VERSUS is an outdoor table lamp, but in this project we see it converted into a floor lamp installed with the structure. A very good option to leave the light to the measure of the sofa and, therefore, of the people who will enjoy it. Photography: Vicugo Studio
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Tips to light up a terrace

We follow the advice of our project team, which, like most, is also keen to enjoy the outside of the home whatever its size.

So this time they have looked at the terraces and small balconies and to illuminate us they give us the following tricks:

1. All exterior spaces can be illuminated no matter how big they are and can be used. You only need to find what makes it special.

2. If you do not have much space, you can choose to place lights in the pots with the stakes. At Faro Barcelona we recommend the SETH model, which, when installed with the lighting pointing towards the ground, avoids glare and creates a pleasant atmosphere.

3. Another option for small spaces are rechargeable portable lamps. As they work without cables, you can place and move them according to the space and the need. One example from the Faro Barcelona catalogue is the TAKE AWAY lamp which, as it is not especially for outdoors, you will have to go inside if it starts raining! 4. The bigger the space, the more options you will have. For larger terraces where there is a porch-like space for eating, you can choose the right suspension lamps for the outside. If it’s a windy area, it’s best to install them with a fixed bar. And for the rest of the leisure areas, both suspension and floor lamps are a good solution.

5. In the exterior it is necessary to avoid to use the wall lights that project the light in a direct way. The project team recommends installing recessed signage lights directly on the wall. These project a very tenuous light, can be left on all day because they have a very low consumption, and create a very nice effect also when we see them from the interior.

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Reopening of Espacio Princesa



For Faro Barcelona the most important thing is people, their health and safety. For this reason, we have taken all the sanitary measures recommended by the authorities: there is a capacity control to favour the distance between the visitors, hydro-alcoholic gel available in all the space and a regular and rigorous cleaning service of the facilities. We have also established the mandatory use of the mask and we recommend visitors not to touch the products and to pay by card or contacless to make the purchases.

Calle Princesa, 52. Barcelona
From Monday to Friday, from 10 to 18:30h.

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