Babel Table Lamp / 30% off at £425

Babel Table Lamp / 30% off at £425

Designer: Angel Jové
Manufacturer: Santa & Cole
Was £624 inc.vat
Now £425

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In the poignant, artisan Barcelona of the early 1970s, still under the rule of late Francoism, a fresh, provocative group of artists and architects began to sow the seeds for what after the Spanish transition to democracy by 1977 would turn out to be the multi-colour explosion of modern night time bars, highly commonplace by the early 1980s. Angel Jové was one of these urban conspirators.

The Babel lamp refers to the unfinished biblical tower where there was a confusion of tongues, victims of their ambition. However, this time the perspective is different: the entire robust body is perfectly finished, the tower is complete and shines with insolent convening power. Solely using solid or hollow alabaster was considered an affront to predominant trends at the time. Alabaster was seen as a distasteful material, without the constructive strength of marble or the translucent nobility of onyx, and it was scantly used to create the small dire kitsch sculptures that flourished as a souvenir among the early tourists.

On account of the process of craftsmanship, no two units are identical; however, every single one stands as a clear illustration of an evening tête-à-tête. A spectacular and superbly striking lamp that evokes all manner of secrets, even among the most hush hush tongues.

Please note that ex-display pieces may show some signs of wear. This item is sold as seen and is therefore not available for online purchase. For more information please email websales@viaduct.co.uk or call our showroom on 020 7278 8456.

Dimensions: Dia.30 x H.40.5 cm

Excite with simplicity is the driving force behind Santa & Cole

The company founded by Nina Masó, Gabriel Ordeig Cole and Javier Nieto Santa began in 1985, when together with a small group of friends and family members, started a small company to produce objects they liked. The brand considers their role to be 'editors' paying tribute to the creativity of the designers they choose to work with. The company are most known for their lighting, but also produce furniture and books. 

Every Santa & Cole 'edit' is created with an innate understanding of how it will be used. In the case of lighting, the company believe 'Light illuminates, and flatter...

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