Industrial Design: domesticating light

A course by Antoni Arola , Designer

Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2014

Learn the creative process behind designing luminous objects

94% positive reviews (286)
7185 students
Audio: Spanish, English
Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn the creative process behind designing luminous objects

Want to make the world a brighter place? In this online course, Antoni Arola, industrial engineer and winner of the 2003 National Design Award, teaches you how to design and create light-producing objects.

Learn about the characteristics of different light sources, how to harness it to create the desired lighting effect, and the steps involved in designing a lamp, from sketching the initial concept to plugging in the finished product.

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What will you learn in this online course?

12 lessons & 13 downloads

9 minutes, 40 seconds
Natural light
4 minutes, 36 seconds
Ways to illuminate
8 minutes, 16 seconds
Types of light sources
10 minutes, 56 seconds
Germination of the Idea
5 minutes, 34 seconds
Three Ideas
7 minutes, 13 seconds
  • 94% positive reviews (286)
  • 7185 students
  • 12 lessons (1h 29m)
  • 13 additional resources (10 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a concept-based lamp.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, architects, and creatives who are interested in lighting design and want to experiment and learn more about harnessing light for artistic or professional purposes.

Requirements and materials

You don't need any prior knowledge to take this course, just bring your imagination and come ready to create. Experience with 3D modeling will be helpful for making the renders, but it's not essential.


7185 Students
286 Reviews
94% Positive ratings
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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.

After studying at the EINA School of Design in Barcelona, he began his professional career in 1984 at the Liévore y Pensi studio before moving on to AD Associate Designers. In 1994, he founded Estudi Antoni Arola.

He's collaborated on projects in a wide variety of fields, such as lighting for Santa & Cole, Viabizzuno, and Metalarte, furniture, perfume bottles, interior design, and exhibitions. He combines his professional career with teaching, workshops, artistic experimentation, and light research.

His never-ending search for beauty, inspired by ancient cultures and his particular vision of light, have helped him develop a singular style that accentuates each project.

His work has earned him numerous awards, including the 1999 and 2001 Silver Delta Award, the 2003 National Design Award, the 2009 I-Plus Award for best lighting, and the 2012 Red Dot Award. More recently, he was named an honorary member of the APDI.


  • 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
  • 94% positive reviews (286)
  • 7185 students