Santa & Cole´s Contemporary Collection proposes everyday objects whose presence in our home is affable but not prominent, and which can therefore be incorporated into our lives for the long term. We have published this catalogue since 1985, slowly but surely, for twenty-five years.
Lamps whose arc of light is functionally good, from the gentle half-light to the vigour of full intensity, but which are above all intellectually emotive lamps, in view of their beauty, well conceived or which tell a significant story. Tables which present themselves effortlessly. Shelves where out interests rest within sight. This Catalogue contains some of the best products from major, mainly Spanish, contemporary designers, concerned by a certain humanist idea of the shared life of a home, where we give and receive.
In Santa & Cole we have been developing our Urban Division for more than twenty years, working to design urban elements which allow the execution of better.
More human and social spaces, with a better experience of use and maintenance, in which light, water, respite, security or information find a reasonable and accessible place.
The city is already, inevitably, the mental place where we all live and act, our common Nature. My house inserted in my city, which is urban and rural at the same time, inserted in turn in an interconnected world in which we are all free and curious citizens, guardians of creation in peace. Therefore, in Santa & Cole, we want to help to achieve the most harmonious development of our cities. This brings us to this catalogue, where our efforts materialize.
While there are trees there is life. So we cannot afford to consider trees as merely an ornamental element. The future will improve as soon as trees become consolidated in the urban framework in a sustained and sustainable fashion, encouraging the group dimension, the community and ecological life of the city. Since 2004, our Tree nursery Division cultivates long-cycle plant elements, establishing a firm commitment of responsibility to the future.
Urban trees are the source of environmental quality, quality of life, social quality and landscape quality, because they contribute to improving the air and to regulating the heat and the light, they increase the habitability and the comfort of the public space at the sane time as humanizing it, they connect us with the phylogenetic memory of our species and with Nature, they organize the urban fabric, providing it with identity, structure and meaning. The importance of trees for the city requires careful assessment, planning and management. You need to understand the tree, understand the vital pulse of the city, and find and promote the points where both systems converge, which is where the civic life of the citizens is carried out the most.
The philosophy of Ediciones de Belloch, the Santa & Cole group´s publishing house, seeks to promote the figure of the main designers and thinkers who have changed the word. With this in mind, we would like to present our three collections of books, each with its own personality.
Design Classics and Contemporary Designers are monographs on authors whose work is a reference for past, present and future generations. Los ojos fértiles covers a broader range of subjects, with essays on industrial design and issues of a more sociological, or even philosophical, orientation.