Antoni Arola was born in Tarragona in 1960. Interior and industrial designer, studied at the Eina Superior School of design and Art in Barcelona. In 1984 he started his professional career at the Estudio Liévore y Pensi. In 1990 he joined the company Associate Designers and in 1994 he set up his own Studio in Barcelona, Estudi Arola. He was undertaken design work in a wide variety of fields: projects in lighting for Santa & Cole, Metalarte, B&D o Viabizzuno, furniture for Dynamobel, Vilagrasa o ArtQuitect, perfume bottles for Armand Basi, Angel Schlesser, Mandarina Duck, Loewe and Custo.
He is acknowledged as a very versatile and original designer both for his artistic side and for the inspiration he draws from ancestral cultures and he has standed out because of his vision of light, almost sculptural. Among other prizes, like two Deltas Design Awards, Arola won the Nacional Design Prize in 2003, awarded for “the maturity of a professional career that cobres a wide spectrum, ranking from interior design to product design, displaying great consistency, originality and passion”.