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Josep Lluscā

The Spanish industrial designer Josep Lluscā was born in Barcelona in 1948. Josep Lluscā studied design at the Escuela de Diseņo Eina in Barcelona and the École des Arts et Métiers in Montreal. Today Josep Lluscā teaches industrial design at the Escuela Eina in Barcelona. Since 1972 Josep Lluscā has freelanced as a designer of lighting, furniture, packaging, electrical appliances, and utilitarian objects for Cassina, Driade, Flos, General Electric, Oken, Permasa, Rosenthal, Sanyo, Sara Lee, and WMF.
In the 1980s Josep Lluscā's elegant and meticulously crafted furniture earned him international acclaim. Like other Spanish designers' work, Josep Lluscā's designs often retain a strong national aesthetic identity and are inspired by such luminaries of Catalan design as Antonio Gaudí. In 1986 Josep Lluscā designed "Andrea", an elegant, beautifully shaped aluminium chair with the seat optionally of either laminated wood or plastic, a work with all details worked out to perfection. In 1989 Josep Lluscā designed the "Lola" seat furniture range for Oken. Jointly with the silversmith Joaquín Berao, entwirft Josep Lluscā designed the "Ketupa" lamp for Metalarte in 1989 for Metalarte. Another Josep Lluscā design for Oken is the 1992 "Faventia" chaise longue "Faventia", whose asymmetrical, softly fluid forms were inspired by 1950s organic design.
Josep Lluscā has received numerous design awards worldwide for his work: in 1990 Josep Lluscā was a recipient of the national Design Prize. Between 1985 and 1987 he was deputy chairman of the ADI-FAD (Asociaciķn de Diseņo Industrial del Fomento de las Artes Decorativas); in addition, he was a co-founder of the Spanish Asociaciķn de Diseņadores Profesionales.

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