The Disa Lamp (or Coderch) lamp is probably one of the most iconic lighting designs of the 20th century. Created by Josep Antoni Coderch i de Sentmenat in 1957, this became his most renowned work, although it is only a small snapshot into a lifetime of creativity that made him one of the most important postwar architects in Spain. Contemporary furniture showroom and gallery, MINIM, celebrates his life with a tribute exhibition to the 20th-century master showcasing his final project, which he quite aptly referred to as his ‘legacy’. The project—a theoretical housing development—was never realised, and has only recently come to light, 30 years after his death. It aimed to create a flexible housing archetype, whereby each unit could grow and shrink adapting to the needs of its inhabitants.
The exhibition includes a one-hour documentary film, ‘Remembering Coderch’, directed by Poldo Pomés (screened on Tuesdays at 6pm), as well as a giant Disa lamp. There is also a reconstruction of a typical Coderch-designed interior space, where visitors can grasp an insight into his personal life through his music, photography, hobbies, and even his favourite tipple.
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