Reflections on light
Behind any object, especially those concerned with light, there is a clear intention to attempt to improve the quality of life of the user and take care of the space in which the light is found. Light allows us to see our surroundings, looking after light is essential, and it is precisely this, that is at the heart of this project.
‘Reflections on light’ is part of a series of conversations with architects, designers and artists who work with and think about light every day. This first series of videos and interviews focuses on the people behind the objects, concentrating on their creative vision and background from which their ideas are born, the importance of the beauty of an object that is well made, but at the same time never forgetting how the object affects our perception of life.
INMA BERMÚDEZ, interior designer
Objects have a soul, they convey something to you, they speak to you, they are made to be touched and used. In fact, when you create them you have to think about this soul, about this language, which is what they are going to do, or how they are going to interact.
XAVIER MAÑOSA, potter & designer
In ceramics, the best thing that can happen to an object is that it has as little of you as possible. The less you are there at the moment of making it, the more the object is you. I mean that when you are working, either shaping or cleaning up or glazing, you have to touch it without touching it. You have to have a kind of manual dexterity. This also happens when I design: I try to touch little, to let things happen without intervening too much.
MARIA REIG, entrepreneur
With good decoration, you feel like taking refuge there, making it your place and living there; it’s like a nest. And light really helps in this. Points of light should illuminate to accentuate what you want to highlight; they create a language for the person looking. You illuminate the points where you want to show what you’re interested in displaying. Light is a language which reveals your culture and your sensibility.
Beauty without harmony, without proportion, does not exist. Proportion can be disproportionate, it can be enormous, but harmony is what confers beauty.