Born in Tarragona, Antoni studied at the Eina school in Barcelona. In 1984 he began his professional career at the Lievore and Pensi Studio, and later at AD Associate Designers. In 1994 he founded Estudi Antoni Arola, where his designs vary across lighting projects, perfume packaging, furniture and interior design projects and ephemeral installations. He combines his professional career with teaching, workshops, artistic experimentation and light research. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in cities such as Barcelona, __Madrid, Milan, London, Mexico, New York and Tokyo.
Among other awards, he has been awarded the 2003 National Design Prize, four times with a Delta Silver Award and in 2012 with a Red Dot Design Award.