Fil 11W

Antoni Arola

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Fil 11W

Antoni Arola


He studied interior design in Barcelona. In 1994 founded Estudi Arola.

His projects cover highly diverse fields such as lighting projects for various design firms like Santa & Cole,Vibia, Viabizzuno, pieces of furniture and perfume containers, as well as interior design projects and ephemeral installations.

He combines his professional career with teaching, workshops, artistic experimentation and research into light. His eternal and continuous investigation into beauty, inspired by ancestral cultures and his own particular way of looking at light, confer on him a unique versatility which filters through into each project.

His work has been shown in individual and collective exhibitions around the world in cities like Barcelona, Madrid, Milan, London, Mexico, New York and Tokyo.

Among other prizes, Arola has been awarded with the National Design Prize in 2003, four times winner of a Silver Delta Design Awards, and in 2012 winner of a Red Dot Design Award.

other projects and exhibitions

- Reflexions.3 Mxc, Antoni Arola. Mextropoli. Laboratorio Arte Alameda. CDMX. March 2020.

- Reflexions.2 China, Antoni Arola. Chasing for The Polaris. Tulou, China. December 2019.

- Clio R5 2, Antoni Arola. Family of lampshades. 2019. For Il·lacions Design Gallery.
 Presented at Collectible Fair 2019.


Simon is the head of an industrial group specialised in technological solutions for lighting, light control, connectivity and electrical materials for contract projects (retail, hospitality, workplace) and residential projects. In all these fields, Simon maintains a firm commitment to design and innovation, which led it to receive the National Design Award granted by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness on its one hundredth anniversary.

After positioning itself as a leader in the Spanish market, the company has consolidated its presence in more than 90 countries, where it promotes business areas ranging from small electrical materials, to control systems, connectivity, architectural, interior and urban lighting, and electric vehicle recharging. The Simon Group team is made up of 4,000 people around the world, with facilities in 15 countries, 9 of which have production centres.

Simon understands spaces as the centre of users’ homes, and allows them to fill those spaces with light, to create atmospheres that invite sensations, that they can touch, see, hear…and feel. Its technology allows users to create a multitude of experiences that adapt to their lifestyle and make life easier, with the desired intensity and nuance.


Contact Details

Nathalie Naval, Corporate Branding Communication Manager

Phone: +34 93 344 08 00


Instagram: @simonElectric   

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Linkedin: company/Simon

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FIL 11W aims to be a guide for the visitors of the MIRA festival, a beam of bright light that goes through and into the Fabra i Coats drawing a journey through the different occupied spaces. A thread that shows the way and leads us subtly towards the centre, towards the interior.

This installation was born from an exploration towards new ways of seeing public space, born from proposing other possibilities for street lighting, as we know it. It wants to consider —instead of lamps— lines of light illuminating and drawing the grid of the city. And contemplating how disruptive it can be for people, it is even considered to use it as a means of road signs, indicators, guides…