Arturo Alvarez Emotional Light

A new addition to the constellation of Fifth Avenue brands
May 15, 2017

Arturo Alvarez has designed and manufactured decorative lighting for over 20 years. The natural environment where our factory is based, near Santiago de Compostela, in the northwest of Spain, is a constant source of inspiration that is reflected in the forms, textures and materials of our lamps. At Arturo Alvarez’s, experimentation with quotidian materials is constant. The result of this process, taking them out of their natural context, are some collections like this one, in which polypropylene strips of different sizes are crafted to generate voluminous and vital compositions. Tina is a pendant lamp of great expression. You can feel movement only by looking at it, as the light warmly filters through its layers.

ARTWORK is a brand new expression zone designed for creative artist Arturo Álvarez who, twenty years into his career, has entered a much deeper exploration phase of human beings, their relationships with others and their surroundings, and where light acts as a backdrop. It is a much more private and personal design that brings us into deeper thought, way beyond aesthetics and into life’s most transcendental elements. ARTWORK will host an exclusive collection of limited and numbered series designed by Arturo Álvarez.

Curiosity is the virtue that guides the design process of Arturo Alvarez, creative director of the firm, who through exploration, taking quotidian materials out of their natural context, gets to new and surprising uses. This research led him to the development of SIMETECH®, an innovative and highly malleable  material, that achieved the BEST OF YEAR award from Interior Design in 2014 as best lighting solution.

Some of our designs have been part of exhibitions in galleries and art museums of London, New York and Tokyo. And we have received the critic acknowledgement with recognitions like the Good Design Award, for Gea and Fluo, or the Red Dot for our Guau.