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Josep Lluscà

1948 Barcelona

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

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