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Josep LluscÓ

The Spanish industrial designer Josep LluscÓ was born in Barcelona in 1948. Josep LluscÓ studied design at the Escuela de Dise˝o Eina in Barcelona and the ╔cole des Arts et MÚtiers in Montreal. Today Josep LluscÓ teaches industrial design at the Escuela Eina in Barcelona. Since 1972 Josep LluscÓ 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 LluscÓ's elegant and meticulously crafted furniture earned him international acclaim. Like other Spanish designers' work, Josep LluscÓ's designs often retain a strong national aesthetic identity and are inspired by such luminaries of Catalan design as Antonio GaudÝ. In 1986 Josep LluscÓ 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 LluscÓ designed the "Lola" seat furniture range for Oken. Jointly with the silversmith JoaquÝn Berao, entwirft Josep LluscÓ designed the "Ketupa" lamp for Metalarte in 1989 for Metalarte. Another Josep LluscÓ design for Oken is the 1992 "Faventia" chaise longue "Faventia", whose asymmetrical, softly fluid forms were inspired by 1950s organic design.
Josep LluscÓ has received numerous design awards worldwide for his work: in 1990 Josep LluscÓ was a recipient of the national Design Prize. Between 1985 and 1987 he was deputy chairman of the ADI-FAD (Asociaciˇn de Dise˝o Industrial del Fomento de las Artes Decorativas); in addition, he was a co-founder of the Spanish Asociaciˇn de Dise˝adores Profesionales.

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