Lluís Porqueras was born in 1930 and studied various courses in architecture during his life. After his first work on restoring dwellings and country houses in l' Empordà, he founded Stoa in 1965, a pioneer Catalan design company that produced Enric Franch's lights. Although he started his career in design without much experience, he specialized in it little by little. In 1979, Porqueras founded another company, Vapor, with Jaume Vaquero. He has designed lights for renowned lighting companies, including Marset.