main worksArtec Studio carries out projects through three departments: lighting design, lab, and lights. We have arranged our works in this manner to guide you on a transversal tour through our most relevant projects. Below is a selection of projects within those categories.
lighting designArtec Studio is dedicated to developing high-quality architectural lighting projects through close, proactive relationships with the design teams and clients. Shaping light, we create innovative lighting designs that enhance the architecture and its contents, while achieving the program and sustainable goals. Take a look at our most relevant projects.
Our lights emerge from the experience developed in our lighting designs projects and the study of the function and emotion of the light interacting with space and people. The studio, by merging research, technology and taking care of details, has developed new concepts of light. Our designs are produced by recognized manufacturers and have been internationally awarded.
Enjoy a selection of our luminaires designs and bespoke lights.
light artArtec Studio’s lab is dedicated to exploring the most interactive, social, and artistic aspects of the light as a channel to create intangible and exciting light art content. This enables our team to shape the perception and cognition when being part of experiences, interacting with artworks, or creating identities through light.
LIT Design Awards 2022 Winners!November, 2022
We are very proud to announce that two Artec Studio lighting design projects have been awarded in the LIT Design Awards 2022:
Valle San Nicolás, Sordo Madaleno Architects.
Winners in Exterior Architectural Illumination & Interior Architectural Illumination.
Find out more here.
New Perelada Winery, RCR Architects.
Winners in Daylighting & Interior Architectural Illumination. Find out more here.
Congrats to the team and to all award winners!
Reencuentro APDIOctubre, 2022
El próximo martes 18 de octubre participaremos en el evento de la Asociación Profesional de Diseñadores Iluminación: "Reencuentro APDI", que se celebra en Palo Alto Barcelona.
A las 16:00 h Maurici Ginés compartirá visión y experiencia en la mesa: ”Diseño de luminarias: tres miradas”, acompañado de María Gil de Montes, Jaume Ramírez y Lara Elbaz. Más tarde, realizaremos visitas guiadas a la muestra de light art "Inputs", la última creación de Maurici.
Horario: de 16:00 a 22:00 h
Lugar: Palo Alto Barcelona
Información e inscripciones, aquí.
Opening InPuts & Summer PartyJuly, 2022
El próximo jueves 14 de julio a las 19 h, abriremos de nuevo las puertas del estudio para mostraros nuestro último ejercicio de experimentación de luz y percepción: InPuts, de Maurici Ginés. Una serie de piezas de light art creadas a través de interferencias lumínicas geométricas, que producen sensaciones virtuales cromáticas según la situación del observador.
Además, nos parece una ocasión perfecta para vernos, tomar algo y ponernos al día.
Opening InPuts, de Maurici Ginés
& Summer Party
Jueves 14 de julio a las 19 h
en Artec Studio, Palo Alto Barcelona Pellaires 30, edificio G02
Puedes confirmar asistencia, aquí.
This Wednesday, June 15, Ana Ayala from Artec Studio will
participate in #DestellosAPDI sharing challenges and experiences about WELL projects.
Do you want to know more about the theory, principles and applicability of the LEED, BREAM or WELL Certification Systems in lighting projects?
Join the talk!
Click here for more info
Open Doors APDIApril, 2022
Once more, we are pleased to take part in a new edition of the APDI's Open Doors webinar. In this occasion, our peer Ana Ayala Project Director at Artec Studio, will chat with Alfredo Roldan, Architectural Indoor Brand Manager at LEDS-C4, about the design process of versatile lighting solutions.
Save the date!
Wednesday, April 27, 3:00 p.m (UTC/GMT+1h)
Open event: Youtube Live APDI
Click here for more info.
Open Doors APDIMarch, 2022
Next Thursday, March 31, our Creative Director Maurici Ginés will join the ProtoPixel team in a new edition of the OPEN DOORS, a webinar organized by the APDI, to discuss the lighting solutions behind their recent collaboration on the light art installation 'Like Turtles'.
Save the date!
Thursday, March 31, 3:30 p.m (UTC/GMT+1h)
Open event: Youtube Live APDI
Off Llum BCN 2022January, 2022
From February 4 to 6, we will participate with two light installations in the 2022 edition of Off Llum BCN, an alternative route to Llum BCN created by Poblenou Urban District, which seeks to focus on experimental light art and local proposals by the spaces of creation and innovation that make up the creative community of Poblenou.
Artec Studio participates with two light art installations in the light circuit:
'Like Turtles' by Artec Studio at ProtoPixel Friday 4 and Saturday 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Sunday 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Location: ProtoPixel Space, Àlaba Street 88, 08018 Barcelona Prior registration recommended: click here
‘Nuestro Mar Vibra’ by Maurici Ginés at Chez Xefo Friday 4 and Saturday 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Sunday 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Location: Chez Xefo Gallery. Badajoz Street, 46, 08005 Barcelona
Open Night 2021 November, 2021
at Artec Studio
This 26th November we are joining the Poblenou Open Night, the celebration of the art and creativity district of Barcelona. To mark the occasion we are opening the doors to our new studio, in Palo Alto Barcelona, with the exhibition of the ephemeral exhibition of light art ‘Interludis Cromàtics’ (‘Chromatic Interludes’) by Maurici Ginés.
With this installation we can contemplate the chromatic play generated by the light interference in the ‘Interludis’ (‘Interludes’) collection, surrounded by its own light.
We’d love to see you there, we are waiting for you!
Date: 26th november 19h-22h
Location: Palo Alto Barcelona.
Pellaires 30-38. Edif. G02
Organised by: Poblenou Urban District
Installation collaborator: Difusiona
“Luz Madrid 2021” FestivalOctober, 2021
Over the moon to be showing ‘Nuestro Mar’ (‘Our Sea’), making its appearance at the International Festival Luz Madrid 2021. An all new event directed by Delia Piccirilli, all set to illuminate the streets of the capital from 29th to 31st October. ‘Nuestro Mar’ is evocative of a fragmented vision of the dawn and the reflection of the Sun in the Mediterranean. A creation by Maurici Ginés that infuses the South Patio of Conde Duque with lighting and sound effects, a work that will transport our senses to the coast and fill them with vital energy.
The installation in ‘Luz Madrid’ (Madrid Light) has been made possible through the collaboration of Simon Group.
Come and visit!
29th, 30th and 31st from 20h to 22h
Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Conde Duque, Madrid
We´re already working from our new studio in Palo alto Barcelona!July, 2021
We’re delighted to announce that part of our team is already working from our new studio in Palo Alto, Barcelona's art, design and cultural creation center. A more sustainable, flexible, and friendly environment that will keep us motivated and inspired to create even more amazing projects!
Enjoy your summer vacation and feel free to visit us when you are back.
Note that we will remain closed for summer vacation from 9 to 13 of August.
“The Best Design of the Year” ExhibitionJune, 2021
We are very proud to have Palco InOut, winner of the Bronze Delta ADI Award 2020 Lighting Category, among the products selected for the 10th edition of “The Best Design of the Year” the exhibition.
Organized by the FAD in collaboration with the Barcelona Design Museum, the exhibition features the shortlisted and prize-winning works, from professionals and students, of the awards organized by the FAD associations, some of the them the most long-lived and recognised within the field: the ADG Laus Awards for Graphic Design and Visual Communication; the ADI Awards for Industrial Design; the Art FAD Awards for Contemporary Art; the FAD Awards for Architecture and Interior Design and the Habitàcola Awards for architecture and design students.
The exhibition will be open to the public from June 2 to August 29, 2021, in Room A of the Disseny Hub Barcelona.
Disseny Hub Barcelona
Pl. de les Glòries, 37-38 Barcelona
Integration of lightMay, 2021
APDI Open Doors 2021. Director Maurici Ginés will take part in this webinar organized by the Association of lighting designers of Spain (APDI). Maurici and Oriol Salat, Brand Manager Outdoor LedsC4, will talk about the integration of light in different types of spaces and their latest collaboration on the outdoor luminaire VerCle, designed by Artec Studio.
Date: Wednesday 26 at 4:00 p.m. (UTC / GMT + 2)
More info: APDI
“We generate experiences with light”April, 2021
"Artec Studio´s signature is that we do not add light, instead we want to communicate the materiality. Our best argument consists in explaining how space works through the use of light". Maurici Ginés.
Marcel Benedito, the editor of Distrito Oficina, interviewed Maurici Ginés for the last edition of the magazine, issue number 17.
Check it out!
Maurici Ginés earns prestigious CLD Certification!March, 2021
BARCELONA, SPAIN, March 18, 2021 – Maurici Ginés, Founder and Creative Director of Artec Studio, has earned the Certified Lighting Designer (CLD), the first international, evidence-based certification in architectural lighting design. Ginés is among the first lighting designers in the world to earn the new international certification, which demonstrates that he has a proven track record of excellence and has successfully validated their skill to a rigorous assessment process that define high standards of professional practice.
The certification process, governed by the Certified Lighting Design Commission, is designed to assess ability to operate as a lead architectural lighting designer in a professional and proficient manner by considering a person’s imaginative, technical, and professional responsibility skills.
New headquarters in Barcelona!February, 2021
We start the year with a new studio in Palo Alto, the artistic and cultural creation center of Barcelona, a super creative environment that we will soon invite you to visit to share new light projects together.
Our new address:
C/ Pellaires 30-38, Palo Alto
Edif G02 - 08019 Barcelona
RENAZCA international design competition win!January, 2021
We are proud to announce that Artec Studio is part of the winning team of the RENAZCA international design competition that will transform Madrid’s AZCA district fostering the area’s urban, economic and social revitalization.
The selected team will be led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Gustafson Porter + Bowman, and b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team with significant experience in creating innovative urban spaces locally in Spain and around the globe.
RENAZCA will set a new benchmark for the city of the future, emphasizing the role of accessibility, open space and sustainability.
Photo: Acoustic Shell for Events at the Central Green from East. Courtesy of the Design Team
«ADI Making Of…Iluminación Premios Delta»December, 2020
Mark your calendar for this unique event on December 16th. Casa SEAT will host three talks of the ADI Making Of cycle on lighting through products selected at the 2020 Delta Awards.
Director and Artec Studio founder Maurici Ginés and Josep Masbernat, Managing Director of iGuzzini, will talk about the process of creating the Palco InOut luminaire collection.
Go to Casa SEAT to register and get your ticket!
"Compartiendo Versos con Jose Cardona"September 30, 2020
In a “talk between friends” with Helio Estevez while enjoying a glass of wine, Jose Cardona, director of Artec Mexico, will talk about the studio and go through the most important projects that have marked his career as a lighting designer.
Do you want to join them?. Helio Estevez's Facebook and Youtube channel at 6:00 p.m. CDMX.
"Heterogeneidad lumínica en la ciudad"September 15, 2020
Open Class "Light heterogeneity in the city" by Maurici Ginés. Don't miss this talk where he reflects on how lighting design is an essential part of the development and evolution of contemporary cities. This event is open and free. Please confirm attendance by filling out the form "I want to attend" in the following link: https://www.talent.upc.edu. Spots are limited.
Hours: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Google Meet
Organized by: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, BarcelonaTech
"Diálogo entre luz y personas a través del arte para despertar emociones"May 7, 2020
Maurici Ginés will take part in a live talk organized by Simon in the framework of the International Week of Light. Salvi Plaja, design director at Simon, will moderate the meeting with lighting designers Michela Mezzavilla, Maurici Ginés, and Toni Arola, who will present their latest projects.
Date: Thursday 14th at 7pm
Youtube LIVE: @SimonElectric
Interludis and Instantes Cromáticos by Maurici GinésJanuary 29, 2020
La Plataforma, a contemporary art gallery and production studio, will host two shows of Maurici's personal work: "Interludis", a light exhibition that challenges the public through the game of perception, and "Instantes Cromáticos", a multi-space lighting installation that was originally presented at the Venice Biennale 2018.
Thursday, 06 February at 7.30 pm
Expo from 6.02 to 6.03.2020
Instantes Cromáticos Opening
Thursday, 13 February at 7.30 pm
Light-art installation from 13.02 to 21.02.2020
Art Gallery La Plataforma, C/ Pujades 99, Barcelona
More info: Pople Nou Urban District
Honorable Mention in Mexico!February, 2022
The lighting concept of the De Krook Library, an architectural project designed by RCR Arquitectes and Coussée and Goris architecten, has been distinguished with an Honorable Mention at the 2022 edition of the Iluminet Lighting Biennale.
We are very grateful for this recognition. Discover more about the project here!
Iluminet Awards Shortlist!February, 2022
Amazing news! We have been shortlisted for three Iluminet Awards in the IV edition of the Bienal de Diseño de Iluminación Iberoamericano promoted by the digital magazine of Lighting Design Iluminet.
Here you can check out the nominated projects:
Congratulations to the other shortlisted candidates in all categories. Fingers crossed!
The Krook Library wins the LIT Awards 2021!December, 2021
We are thrilled to announce that the Krook Library has won the Exterior Architectural Illumination award in the LIT Design Awards 2021.
De Krook is the city library of Ghent, Belgium, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning studio RCR Arquitectes and the Belgian firm Coussée & Goris architecten.
So proud to be part of this amazing project. Congratulations team!
Tevilah Polanco wins LDA 2020!March, 2021
Great news for the studio. Tevilah Polanco wins the Lighting Design Awards 2020 Heritage and Faith Project of the Year! A big thank you to the project judges for choosing our lighting design for Tevilah as the best in class for “period buildings, churches, and places of worship”.
We are truly proud to have competed with such admirable projects. Our lighting scheme responded to the identity of the building and generated a high-quality illumination that best resolved the clients' requirements by creating an unobtrusive system that reveals the religious essence of the place.
Ray Molony, chairman of the judging panel, states:
“as usual the entries have been scrutinised, assessed and rated by a panel of world-class designers at the very pinnacle of their craft, and I can confirm that, as the standard of lighting design at its very best around the world is increasing all the time, these winners are truly exceptional and I congratulate them on their achievement."
[d]arc awards 2020 Shortlisted!March, 2021
We are very happy to announce that our lighting design for Manacar Tower in Mexico has been shortlisted in structures: high budget.
Persopectiva, envisioned by Maurici Ginés and produced by our summalab team, has also been shortlisted in art: low budget category.
We encourage our peers lighting designers, light artists, interior designers, and architects to check out the outstanding shortlisted projects and products and to vote in the awards, until Friday 26th March. Click here to vote!
Delta Awards June 22, 2020
We are very proud to announce that our Palco InOut Collection, designed for iGuzzini, is among the 131 projects eligible to compete for a Gold and two Silver awards in this year's edition that celebrates its 40th call for the best product design. The Delta Award´s objective is to promote public recognition of those innovative products that propose a conceptual renewal, contribute an environmental concern, and are at the same time an example of design and manufacturing quality.
Design: Artec Studio
LDA Shortlist!March 11, 2020
We are delighted to announce that our lighting design for Tevilah Polanco in Mexico by Cherem arquitectos has been shortlisted for the Lighting Design Awards 2020! Congratulations to our team in Mexico!.
dark awards 2019 shortlist!October 29, 2019
We are very happy to announce the light art installation Nuestro Mar by Maurici Ginés and summalab has been shortlisted under Art-Low Budget category!. Project shortlists consist of the best submissions from each category as chosen by the independent judging panel.
More at darcawards.com
Artec Studio receives the prestigious Italian “Premio dei Premi” 2018March 13, 2018
The Italian Senate President, Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, delivered on Monday, March 4th in Rome, the greatly desired Italian National Award for Innovation, "Premio dei Premi", to the lighting designer Maurici Ginés and Artec Studio, for the miniaturized collection of Palco Low Voltage projectors developed by the Italian brand iGuzzini.
Instantes in iGuzziniJune, 2022
On June 9, we had the honor of officially presenting the two pieces from the 'Instantes' collection, by Maurici Ginés, which have become part of the permanent exhibition at iGuzzini’s Headquarters in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona.
With this collection, created for the "Echoes of a Land" exhibition at the Mexican Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia in 2018, Maurici wanted to convey "an instant that is linked to an emotion that in turn evokes memories." Each piece is a small container of the instants of light that are perceived in Casa Gilardi, by the Mexican architect Luis Barragán. Reflections of light and color which, in turn, recall the chromatic essence of Mexico.
Excited to see Instantes #1 and #2 on display, we can only thank iGuzzini for hosting these pieces, and the Sant Cugat City Council, represented by its mayor Ms Mireia Ingla, for their involvement and commitment to art and culture in the city.
The exhibition can be visited by appointment (email@example.com) at iGuzzini illuminazione Ibérica, Av. de la Generalitat 168-170, Sant Cugat Del Vallès.
iGuzzini presents "INSTANTES", by Maurici GinésJune, 2022
We are excited to announce that two artworks from the "Instantes" collection, created by Maurici Ginés for the exhibition "Echoes of a land" in the Mexican Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2018, will become part of the permanent exhibition space at iGuzzini's Headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.
In Maurici's own words these artworks are "small containers of the flashes of light that one experiences inside Barragán Casa Gilardi, that can also be found throughout Mexican colorful towns and architecture".
We would love to see you at the opening!
Opening: Thursday, June 9 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: iGuzzini illuminazione Ibérica
Av. of the Generalitat, 168-170
08174 Sant Cugat Del Vallès (BCN)
To attend: Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org (before 07/6/22).
“Aigua de Nadal”, Interview with lighting designer Maurici GinésJanuary, 2021
Aigua de Nadal is the lighting installation designed by Maurici Ginés for the Creative Urban District that filled the streets of Poblenou with colors last Christmas. After the event, the Poblenou Urban District interviewed Maurici in a friendly talk where he reveals more details about the installation and his beginnings as a lighting designer.
Click here to read the interview.
“Nuestro Mar” at Design Week in Mexico CityNovember 27, 2018
Maurici Ginés and Simón presented Nuestro Mar, a light art installation inspired by memories of light from Barcelona, as part of the exhibition "Inspired In Barcelona: Elements" dedicated to promote the Mediterranean city design.The artwork allows visitors to interact with it through a device from the Simón 100 iO series.
On view until October 21st, 2018.
More at Design Week Mexico website.
Light and sound exchangeNovember 22, 2018
Llum BCN 2018 got bigger and better! We did our part with our double proposal: XiuXiu and BruumRuum!: two projects connected under the same concept, where light, color and sound work together to interact with the passer-by. Read the news in El País newspaper.