Santa & Cole

Based in Barcelona, Spain, Santa & Cole is an independent manufacturer and design house, known for their exceptional furniture, lighting and range of “urban elements,” which includes benches, bike racks and planters. According to the company’s founders, these diverse products “converge in a common philosophy: not accumulating but rather selecting; not delighting in quantity but rather in quality; not to show but rather to share.”
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The company was founded in 1985 and was a key contributor to Barcelona’s bourgeoning urban renaissance. With its focus on sustainability and ecologically sensitive production, the studio has been a key force in the city’s emergence as one of the world’s key design capitals. Highly attuned to the needs of modern, urban communities, Santa & Cole creates innovative products conceived to improve the life of cities and their denizens.

Santa & Cole, in its role as curator and editor of cutting-edge design, has collaborated with many of the world’s celebrated designers. In its 33-year history, the company has worked with more than 80 design studios including those of Anthony Dickens, Miguel Milá, Antoni Arola, Arne Jacobsen and Ilmari Tapiovaara. While diverse in their origins and purview, Santa & Cole’s products are marked by their subtle presence, focus on timelessness and thoughtfully selected materials. The founders have stated: Our philosophy for taste leans more to the modern rather than the futuristic side. We are interested in reason, balance and silence before stridency. It isn’t about appearances or trends: we only edit things that move us again and again.”

Santa & Cole enjoy an outsized presence in the international design community, with frequent breakout presentations at Euroluce, Milan and representation in some of the world’s foremost design galleries. Their Urban Elements collection can be discovered in cities, globally, as can their enduring ranges of furniture, lighting and objects.
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