Industrial Design: domesticating light

A course by Antoni Arola
Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2014
, Designer

Learn the creative process to create any object designed to illuminate

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (236)
  • 4658 students

Learn the creative process to create any object designed to illuminate

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (236)
  • 4658 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Intermediate
  • 12 lessons (1h 29m)
  • Available on the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

With the help of Antoni Arola, National Design Prize 2003 , you will learn the creative process to create any object designed to illuminate. You will know the characteristics of the different sources of light, how we can tame it to create the desired lighting effect and the resources we use to project.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Understanding the light
  • U3
    U3. Proposed project of the lamp
  • U4
    U4. Flamingo Project
  • U5
    U5. Once finished
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will begin to know a little better the work and influences of Antoni Arola and his creative process when developing the design of a lamp.

Then you will learn some basic technical aspects such as the types of light sources and the ways to illuminate to give shape to a preliminary idea that will help you to carry out your own lamp as a final project.

To finish Antoni Arola will teach you how to present a finished product to the client and reflect on the result.


Create a lamp taking as a starting point a concept.

Who is this online course for?

To designers, architects or creatives in general who are interested in lighting design and want to experience and know better the treatment of light as an element of work.

Requirements and materials

It is not necessary previous knowledge, only imagination and desire to do, but maybe it helps to know some 3D to make the renders.


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Antoni Arola

A course by Antoni Arola

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Antoni Arola was born in Tarragona in 1960 and currently lives in Barcelona.

He studied at the School of Design Eina in Barcelona, in 1984 he began his professional career in the Estudio Liévore and Pensi, and later in AD Associate Designers. In 1994 he founded Estudi Arola.

His projects touch very diverse fields, lighting projects for Santa & Cole, Viabizzuno and Metalarte, pieces of furniture, perfume packaging, interior design projects and exhibitions.

He combines his professional career with teaching, workshops, artistic experimentation and light research.
His eternal and continuous search for beauty, inspired by ancestral cultures and his particular vision of light, gives him a unique versatility that filters through each project.

Silver Delta Award in 1999 and 2001, National Design Award in 2003 and I-Plus Award 2009 (best lighting), Red Dot Award 2012, and recently named "Soci d'Honor APDI", among others.


  • U1


    • Antoni Arola
    • Presentation of the study
    • References
  • U2

    Understanding the light

    • Natural light
    • Ways to illuminate
    • Types of light sources
  • U3

    Proposed project of the lamp

    • Germination of the Idea
    • Three Ideas
  • U4

    Flamingo Project

    • Definition of the family
    • Details
  • U5

    Once finished

    • The product is presented
    • Finished product
  • FP

    Final project

    • Industrial Design: domesticating the light

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Industrial Design: domesticating light. Design course by Antoni Arola

Industrial Design: domesticating light

A course by Antoni Arola
Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2014
  • 95% positive reviews (236)
  • 4658 students