In 1955 Barba Corsini renovated the loft space within Antoni Gaudi's famous building La Pedrera in Barcelona, transforming it from a simple laundry room and storage area into 13 modern duplex apartments. To reinforce the modernist style of the rooms, Corsini decorated the apartment with furniture that he designed himself, including Pedrera lamps and tables. The inspiration for the base of the lights came from the vaulted ceilings of the famous house of La Pedrera whilst the cylindrical shape and unique, perforated detail of the chimneys influenced the form of the lampshades. How's that for being inspired by your surroundings?
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The curators at Gubi make dwelling in the past look good...really good. Their team of "treasure hunters" is on a mission to re-launch iconic designs from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and today. That's over fifty years of eclectic, international, and groundbreaking mid-century modern design brought to the present. Best history lesson ever.