Last year we featured the reissue of the Pedrera table lamps by Barba Corsini, which have now been followed by another '50s reissue, this Pedrera coffee table by Barba Corsini for Gubi.
We featured the floor version some time back, but now you can get a smaller and indeed cheaper Pedrera PD1 table lamp.
Like its big brother, it was designed by Barba Corsini for Gaudi’s La Pedrera building in Barcelona in 1955, when the building was being renovated into flats. Indeed, the light takes inspiration from Gaudi’s chimneys.
That original design was reworked by Jq. Ruiz Millet and is available in this 34cm tall size and of course, made of steel. You can buy one for £119.
A midcentury design with a modern twist has been reissued once more by Gubi – the Pedrera PD2 floor lamp.
Here's the history. The PD2 was produced for Gaudi’s La Pedrera building in Barcelona in 1955, part of Spanish architect Barba Corsini's renovation of the building (into flats). The light was produced to fit in with the 'feel' of the design, with inspiration taken from Gaudi’s chimneys.
The original design from 1955 was 're-edited' by Jq. Ruiz Millet in 1991 and returns once more today in steel and standing around 112cm high. If you want a piece of history in your home, it retails for £459.