Design: Pablo Pardo
The Cortina Story:
In conceiving of Cortina, designer Pablo Pardo sought to create a light that would assert its presence
but seamlessly complement a variety of surroundings. What he built is a stoic, sculptural luminaire
that emits a seductive light through its transparent and diffused surfaces. Cortina’s monolithic form
factor creates a noble light that mimics its architectural surroundings. Fluidly dimmable, the piece
is comprised of a clear acrylic shade and a translucent fabric diffuser to shield the upward-facing
light source. Cortina is available in a 24" table model or 48", 60", and 72" floor models.
Cortina's seductive light echoes its architectural surroundings. Its stoic, clear acrylic shade features a sensual translucent
mesh fabric diffusor to shield its full-range dimming light source. Cortina allows you to set any mood depending on the moment.
Available in multiple table and floor models ranging from 24"-72", the Cortina family can be displayed
in multiples for maximum effect.
Cast iron base
Full-range dim (in-line rotary dimmer)
Multiple sizes for a variety of applications
USB Charging Port
Cortina 24: 24"H X 8"W X 3"D
Cortina 48: 48"H X 10"W X 3.5"D
Cortina 60: 60"H X 10"W X 3.5"D
Cortina 72: 72"H X 11"W X 4"D
Voltage: 120V or 220V
Cord length: 6’ (182cm)
1 year warranty
Cortina 24/48/60: (2x) E27- 60W Par16 NSP Bulb
Cortina 72: (2x) E27-75W Par16 NSP Bulb
UL listed components
Clear Shade / White Diffuser / Silver Base
The Pablo Philosophy
The interpretation of light in its many forms, refined design solutions,
and a distinctive timeless style; these are the underlying elements of Pablo's design mission.
Pablo believes that the right light can transform any environment and is committed to creating
lasting solutions that provide a lifetime of illumination.
Pablo’s designs have been propelled to the forefront of American contemporary lighting by an
uncompromising devotion to simplicity and utility. By fusing the highest technical sensibilities
with the most appropriate material palette, Pablo is able to create unique, timeless designs with
the power to transform any environment. Pablo was founded in San Francisco in 1993 by Venezuelan-born
industrial designer Pablo Pardo. Embracing a less-is-more ideology, Pablo frequently challenges
traditional design metaphors, developing more practical solutions distilled down to their essence,
form and light. A common thread links all of its creations, valuing permanence and sustainability,
the disposable mindset so prevalent today. Its mission is to create designs that deepen the
relationship between objects, their users, and their environments.
Over 25 Years of Design
With the creation of his first product in 1993, Pablo established a
powerful and generative design philosophy. Since then, his core
principles have informed the development of every light in the studio’s
25-year history. These products continue to move with culture while
withstanding trends in design — and each one carries the underlying
uniqueness that is distinctly “Pablo.”