Ramón Úbeda and Otto Canalda are the designers behind the urban lighting collection Essentials .

They have been working together for more than a decade. The couple take contrasting but complementary approaches to their work – one is more technically minded while the other is more conceptual. One is a veteran of the specialised press, a design culture activist, the author of numerous books and curator of different exhibitions, who works as an art director and advisor for major Spanish companies, while the other is a young design engineer who chose to begin his career in industrial kitchen, where projects are really cooked.