Ana Mir (Valencia 1969) and Emili Padrós (Barcelona 1969) are Master of Arts in Industrial Design (MA ID) graduates from the Central Saint Martins School of Arts and Design, London.
In 1996 Ana and Emili founded Emiliana Design Studio based in Barcelona (Spain), working together on product design, furniture, lighting, design spaces and exhibitions.
Emiliana Design Studio is well known for its ability to provide a renewed focus on each design project.
The experimentation with materials and typologies and the interest in involving users in a participatory manner are key concerns in their daily studio practice.
Several of their designs have been submitted to the permanent collection of Museums such as the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Fons Nationale d´Art Contemporain of France and Museu d’Arts Decoratives of Barcelona. Emiliana Design Studio has participated in exhibitions at MoMA Museum of Modern Art of New York.
Shadows are one of the most magic and playful phenomenon of life.
We perceive shadows every day and at every moment, shadows help us understanding reality, they are what create in objects and spaces the sense of volume and depth.
But moreover, we can interact with shadows, colours and shapes, we can use them to play, to explain stories, to delimit areas…
We liked the idea of designing a play that would be different depending on the weather situation, the hour of the day or the season of the year. Shadows are the result of light, and in this case on sun light, that is what makes this play so poetic, volatile and ephemeral.