Santa & Cole presents two new lampshades in collaboration with designer Júlia Esqué

June 27, 2023

(Spain) – To commemorate 25 years of Trípode, Santa & Cole presents two new lampshades in collaboration with Barcelona designer Júlia Esqué. Since its creation in 1997, Trípode, a Santa & Cole Team design, has established itself over the years as an icon the world over. This year, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, it is presenting Diplomatic striped ribbon and Breton striped ribbon as the result of a collaboration with designer Júlia Esqué, which completes its selection of ribbon lampshades.

The Trípode is one of the most iconic product families in our catalogue. Designed by the Santa & Cole team in 1997, this design was born from the lampshade of the GT5 suspension lamp (1994) representing the extraordinary in simplicity: a bundle of three black tubes joined to raise a wide ribboned lampshade. Its success led years later to conceive two table lamp versions with the same proportions: Tripod G6 and Tripod M3.

This year, to commemorate its 25th anniversary, we are presenting two brand-new lampshade styles. Together with Barcelonese designer Júlia Esqué, textile design specialist, we complete our selection of ribbon lampshades: the fine-striped Diplomática ribbon, along with the thick-striped Bretona ribbon, available in all three Trípode sizes. A superposition of the original colours inspired by both the fashion of the 90s and by Annie Albers’ references in her detailed research on the Bauhaus movement – now coming together to enrich the rhythm of the ribbon binding.

The basic colours of the ribbon collection are natural white, amber red and black. In 2013, in collaboration with the Raw Color studio in Eindhoven, new ribbon finishes were released in terracotta, mustard yellow and forest green. Each one of them was woven with yarns that blended together to create nuances of colour. The lampshade collection is now completed with two new striped ribbon finishes designed by Júlia Esqué.

25 years later, Trípode has become an icon and is, today, a totem of contemporary design.