Pepe Cortes, Spanish born designer acquired his academic training in all three of barcelona’s design schools. Celebrated and awarded as an industrial designer and interior designer in Spain, Cortes often finds himself working with famed Spaniards Oscar Tusquets and Javier Mariscal.
One of our favourite Cortes designs just so happens to be about a piece he designed in 1976 and fortunately enough, manufactured by bd Barcelona, Spanish manufacturer and loyal supplier to KE-ZU.
Enter the Olividada Lamp. Designed, forgotten and put in a drawer until eight years later the design was discovered by bd Barcelona and has been in production ever since.
Outstanding as a stand-alone piece and beautifully grouped, the geometric explosion of the Olvidada Lamp holds its own in any setting. Perfect for both residential and contract, the lamp comprises three incandescent strips, copper plated iron ceiling mount and a bulb-holder in chromed brass. Olvidada is available as a floor lamp or suspension - both showing design brilliance with expert manufacture.
Forming part of their stand at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2013, bd Barcelona shows that the Olvidada has its place just as much now in contemporary design as it did in the 1970’s, a true Spanish design classic.