At the beginning of the 20th century, before even the great wars, brothers Giulio and Carlo Carandini travelled throughout Europe supplying cinema projectors to the theatres in large cities. They assembled the equipment in their workshop, and literally took dreams and light with them to thousands of people who attended in awe the first film sessions in the major European cities.
They believed in a modern Europe, in which everyone could enjoy the benefits of technology. They were moved by a passion for progress, which led them to discover the cultures and peoples of many countries.
In Spain they came across a country asking for light. Life in our cities was not shining like that of other European capitals. And that prompted the brothers to apply their prior knowledge of lenses and lamps in cinema projectors, and to manufacture the first electrical luminaire designs on the market, creating public lighting solutions.
Later, when Barcelona was preparing for the Universal Exhibition in 1929, Giulio and Carlo helped the city look like never before. This was how our company was founded and established in the heart of the city of Barcelona, and this was how its surname took root until it became synonymous with the light that today accompanies us on the streets.