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Gabriel Ordeig

Biography

Gabriel Ordeig Cole occupied a distinct, privileged position on the Spanish design scene of the 1980s. His training in art, coupled with his Anglo-Saxon background and his Mediterranean temperament, shaped an outstanding designer with a special gift: his

command of light.

He succeeded in communicating this gift with exquisite sensitivity, both in his lamp designs and
in the emotionally communicative atmospheres he created. In 1985, when Santa & Cole was founded, Gabriel Ordeig ventu

red into design editing, following a corporate model that was barely known at the time, with the declared aim of promoting a material culture characteristic of the Mediterranean.

Ordeig was responsible for recovering objects that have since be

en considered Spanish design classics. This book offers a thorough portrait of his personal life and his professional career: from the bohemian, passionate, obsessive Ordeig to the design-oriented, sensitive, perfectionist Ordeig - and, last but not least

, the visionary, unpredictable artist.