The PD2 Floor Lamp is designed in 1955 by Barba Corsini to be part of the interior decoration in the attics of one of the world's most prominent buildings, La Pedrera in Barcelona. For the base of the lamp, inspiration came from the vaulted ceilings of La Pedrera, whilst the inspiration for the cylindrical shape and unique, perforated detail of the chimneys influenced the form of the lampshade. The PD2 Floor Lamp has a powerful simple character, which also is an apt description of Corsini's personal design style and fits well into any contemporary home.Barba Corsini was in 1955 assigned to remodel the attics of the prominent Antoni Gaudí landmark La Pedrera. Used as a laundry room and a storage area, Corsini transformed the space into 13 modern apartments. To complete the architectural experience, Corsini specifically designed and decorated the apartments with his own designs, inspired by the characteristic appearance of the building.In 1991, it was decided that the loft space of La Pedrera should be restored according to the original conception of Gaudí. The interior made by Corsini was torn down and most of it thrown away. During the renovation the architect and gallerist, Joaquim Ruiz Millet, discovered the PD2 Floor Lamp and saved it from being thrown in the trash. Ruiz Millet started to collaborate with Corsini and his designs, and recreated the original pieces, specifically in order to help rescuing his work, make it more known and available for the public.
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GUBI is a global design house pursuing evolution with courage and intuition. Founded in 1967 by the parents of Jacob Gubi Olsen, who today runs the company and successfully transposed his creative vision into a contemporary context. Born from a family spirit with a strong passion for design, GUBI has always followed its instincts for finding forgotten icons from the past, enter collaboration with contemporary designers and creating appealing designs that evoke emotions. The result is an eclectic, intercontinental selection of furniture, lighting and interior objects that spans almost 100 years of design history, embracing tales of distinct personalities and true visionaries of their time.