Antoni Arola was born in Tarragona, Spain in 1960. He studied at the Eina School in Barcelona until 1984, after he started working in famous and professional studios. He stayed for many years at the Lievore and Pensi studio, and four years more at the Associate Designers, AD, a leading firm in technological design, directed by Ramón Bigas and Pep Sant.
In 1994, Antonio Arola left AD and set up his own studio, calls Estudi Arola.
In 2007, Antonio Arola celebrated his studio's 10th anniversary with an exhibition, an audiovisual installation, that was held at the Sala Vinçon in Barcelona. In order to accompany the exhibition, Antonio Arola created Ten Light Years, a book published by Santa & Cole that goes through the decade he has been playing with light, and through which he reveals the story that belies behind each of his creations.
He designed lamps for famous manufacturer like Santa & Cole and Metalarte.