HOOK wins the Excellent Product German Design Award

HOOK has done it again, the ecological and solidary lamp designed by OiKo Design of Faro Barcelona, has won an important recognition.

This time it has been the ‘Excellent’ category of the 2020 German Design Award, recognition granted by the German Design Council. These awards, which celebrate its seventh edition, were born with the aim of recognizing creativity as a brand identity badge.

HOOK is an indoor lamp that, thanks to the length of its cable and its design, allows it to be placed in many different spaces. It has a ‘hook’ shape and is made largely of recycled plastic. A strict environmental protocol has been used for its design and is totally free of PVC, a harmful material and used in most cables. In addition, it is a solidarity lamp: it is assembled by the Fundació El Maresme and with the sale of each unit a child is fed in an African school managed by the NGO Mary’s Meals.
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The modernism of Barcelona

Modernism marked a time of changes in the conception of Catalan design and today it still remains in homes, objects and artistic creations.

An example of this is the last project of the architect Jofre Roca: the remodelling of an old apartment in the central street of Carme de Barcelona, right next to the Ramblas, which was built in 1861 under this current.

Bright, with open spaces and three courtyards, it is a modern house that has exposed many original elements, such as an incredible hydraulic floor, the walls made with old billows, the ceilings of beams and drawings in ceramics, and wooden elements.

To give full prominence to this recovery, the rest of the design is simple and sophisticated, and plays with elements of light-coloured materials and walls. The LE VITA lamp camouflages perfectly in this union, illuminating the master bedroom with the hanging and wall version, which goes from the ceiling to the side of the bed. Photos: Adrià Goula
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Everything we have learned with Mikmax Barcelona

Every day’s little great pleasures

A new year begins and so does our collaboration with the brand Mikmax Barcelona, which you can find in our new catalogue. With Cristina Montaña, the soul of the firm, we share the passion and the objective of transmitting, through the designs, comfort and convenience.

Mikmax Barcelona designs and manufactures bedding with high quality raw materials and thanks to this it has become an ally during our rest and the small pleasures that we allow ourselves at home, of warmth and well-being. Its creator has a clear idea of her goal: “I design thinking about the sensations I want to feel when I arrive at my house after a full day as a working woman, friend, and mother.”

An example of this is the success of its duvet covers made of organic cotton, which the customers surely enjoy before bedtime. For moments of rest or in company, for Mikmax Barcelona, comfort is also surrounded by people and objects that make life easier and that allow us to live small great moments of fullness on any given day. The contact of the tissues with the skin, a light, simple and natural rest. With this conscious and serene philosophy it is not surprising that we found the perfect companions for the new luminaries of Faro Barcelona. Convinced that the objects transport us to the lifestyle we want, we had a clear idea that part of the new collection had to evoke the well-being that Mikmax garments also transmit.

In this new catalogue you will find modern and functional designs such as the GUEST lamp that is ideal next to the bed, new rattan screens and taped fabric that will bring you closer to more pure and natural materials and an uneven, almost magical projection of light. The SAVOY, FOLD or NOON wall lamp collections to give new airs to the bedroom lighting, or fabric innovations with the CADAQUÉS design for outdoor lighting. We wanted to democratize even more and create fully combinable series for both indoor and outdoor, such as the new HUE, and not forgetting the more classic models such as BIANCA. In ventilation we continue betting on models of all sizes and successes such as the JUST FAN in more finishes. All with the best technology and prepared to refresh and accommodate a business or home. Throughout the pages of our new catalogue you will find areas renovated with our luminaires and textiles from Mikmax Barcelona. A collaboration that goes far beyond graphic material, which has made us travel to the work space of this brand, a house in the middle of the forest with large windows where you can observe the light throughout the day, feel and flow.

For this New Year we want to give you family moments, that you find every day at least one joy, a moment of light and tranquillity. That with the luminaries and the fans of Faro you turn every space of your house into comfortable places to be yourself, to enjoy many relaxing moments like those proposed by Mikmax Barcelona with very comfortable fabrics that melt into your skin and help you stop and then move on.
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Calendario de Adviento 2020

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