Barba Corsini (1916-2008) was a leading functionalist architect who won international praise for his architecture and his design for La Pedrera. Corsini was strongly inspired by German architect Mies van der Rohe and American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. He also had a great affinity to Finnish architecture which he believed to be the finest in Europe on account of the powerful simplicity of the designs. 'Powerful simplicity' is perhaps an apt description of Corsini's personal design style as represented by the Pedrera series.
Barba Corsini & Joaquim Ruiz Millet (1955 - ) designed the Pedrera lamps, which are both modern and classic. Some of the lamps were designed by Barba Corsini, others in association with or by his protegé, Joaquim Ruiz Millet.