Joan Gaspar explains his design history:
"I began to learn the craft of designing under the guidance of Lluís Porqueras. In those days, towards the end of the 80s, Lluis had a small factory producing lamps in the Poble Nou district of Barcelona. At that time, prior to the 92 Olympics, Poble Nou was still a hive of industry, where companies, both large and small, as well as tiny craft workshops thrived; that formed a very valuable framework for a capital city like Barcelona, which was also striving to become a design hub. My earliest efforts, mainly lamps, date from that period. Looking back, now, I am still proud of them and they serve to remind me that I had the best teacher possible.
Today, I am a seasoned professional, but one who often thinks that his designs still retain the essence of those early years, given that I am still more interested in explaining how I have done things and showing how I have solved problems, rather than in the end result per se. That is not to say that the end result does not interest me obviously it is very important but, since the solution, about which everyone has their own opininion, is apparent, I feel that no one, other than its creator, can explain its hidden secrets knowledgeably and with passion".