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Josep LluscÓ

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Josep LluscÓ

*  1948 Barcelona

Josep LluscÓ studied industrial design at the Escuela de Dise˝o Eina in Barcelona and the ╔cole des Arts et MÚtiers in Montreal. From the early 1970s, Josep LluscÓ created, as an industrial designer, lighting, furniture, packaging, electrical appliances, and utilitarian consumer wares. Josep LluscÓ's designs have been realized by Cassina, Driade, Flos, General Electric, Oken, Permasa, Rosenthal, Sanyo, Sara Lee, and WMF hergestellt. In the 1980s Josep LluscÓ became famous worldwide for elegant, meticulously crafted furniture. Like other Spanish designers, Josep LluscÓ ensured that his designs were informed by a strong sense of national identity; further, they reveal the influence of Antonio GaudÝ's work. For Andreu World, Josep LluscÓ designed "Andrea", a superlatively shaped, thoroughly styled, elegant aluminium chair, with a seat option of either laminated wood or plastic, in 1986. For Oken Josep Lluscß designed the "Lola" seat furniture line in 1989. The 1992 "Faventia" chaise longue is another Josep LluscÓ creation for Oken, with asymmetrical, softly fluid forms inspired by 1950s design. With the silversmith JoaquÝn Berao, Josep LluscÓ designed the "Ketupa" lamp for Metalarte in 1989. Josep Lluscß has received numerous international design awards, including the National Design Prize in 1990. From 1985 to 1987 Josep LluscÓ was deputy chairman of ADI-FAD (Asociaciˇn de Dise˝o Industrial del Fomento de las Artes Decorativas); further, he was a co-founder of the Spanish ADP (Asociaciˇn de Dise˝adores Profesionales). Josep LluscÓ teaches industrial design at the Escuela de Dise˝o Eina in Barcelona.