Tag: diseño de mobiliario

Red and blue chair. Gerrit T. Rietveld | Borja López Cotelo
20-09-2019 No Comments

Red and blue chair. Gerrit T. Rietveld | Borja López Cotelo

In 1917 the cartography of the new Europe was drawn to the rhythm of the Allied cannons. Gerrit T. Rietveld, busy in the daily work of his furniture workshop in Utrech, remained oblivious to this reality. He preferred to draw the plans of a new chair. Gerrit T. Rietveld had worked in his father’s workshop since 1900. At twelve he […]

Restless asses, infinite seats
29-08-2019 No Comments

Restless asses, infinite seats

Jimmy Durham said that the chairs delimit our bodies in order to become essential and that architecture – the holy spirit of a ghostly and elusive entity linked to the State – was in charge of inventing them. In the same way, hundreds of artists and writers have spent decades showing us the role of the most restless asses in […]

Sukkahville Toronto | Taller David Dana Arquitectura
28-08-2019 No Comments

Sukkahville Toronto | Taller David Dana Arquitectura

Sukkahville is an international Design competition that challenges participants to reimagine the Sukkah. A Sukkah is a temporary structure built during the Jewish Sukkot holiday to commemorate the 40 years that Jews spent in the desert. It is described as a symbolically natural refuge, whose symbolism is the fragility and transcendence of life. Propose an innovative design of the Sukkah […]

Juan’s Apartment | vora
07-08-2019 No Comments

Juan’s Apartment | vora

Before our intervention, in this apartment overlapping stages could be appreciated. Several uses through time accumulated layer over layer. At a first glance one could feel a strange and blurred atmosphere. But beyond confusion we could appreciate the power of its original defining features: a sequence of linked spaces, separated by a powerful rhythm of bearing walls; the distinction of […]

Tennyson | Taller David Dana Arquitectura
31-07-2019 No Comments

Tennyson | Taller David Dana Arquitectura

Every environment has a basic responsibility with the user: to satisfy it and comfort it. This residence needed an intervention that innovated its main area. The solution was a subtle, dignified, and elegant approach that fuses traditional and artisanal Mexican techniques with contemporary materials. Through the use of: concrete, white cement, metal, marble, and wood, we achieved an avant-garde change to […]

Espacios flexibles para necesidades cambiantes con KLEIN
20-06-2019 No Comments

Espacios flexibles para necesidades cambiantes con KLEIN

Espacios más abiertos, menor compartimentación, mayor difusión interior de la luz natural. KLEIN®, experto en sistemas arquitectónicos interiores, sigue profundizando hoy en esta reflexión para ayudar a los profesionales a salir del marco establecido. Su departamento de apoyo a la prescripción les acompaña desde la fase de diseño hasta la ejecución en obra, proporcionándoles todas las herramientas para diseñar interiores […]

Egg Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo
14-06-2019 No Comments

Egg Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo

When crossing the door of the Radisson SAS, hotel, on the bustling Vesterbrogade avenue, something strange happens. Time seems suspended. On the other side of the street, the Tivoli faces its dreamlike exuberance to the strict geometry that Arne Jacobsen drew for his tower in the Center of Copenhagen. But in the lobby of the Radisson, everything seems to respond […]

Ant Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo
24-05-2019 No Comments

Ant Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo

Arne Jacobsen considered himself, above all, an architect. But the transcendence of his furniture has made him recognized as an industrial designer, something he always tried to escape. Jacobsen believed that design, architecture and the arts could function as a whole, according to the ideas of gesamtkunstwerk. This ideal of artistic synthesis led him to design the chair 3100 for […]

Designers, artists and craftsmen. Or what do we mean by innovation | Elías Cueto
08-03-2019 No Comments

Designers, artists and craftsmen. Or what do we mean by innovation | Elías Cueto

Innovation is a term whose meaning is broad. Referring to wood helps to specify the scope of work, but it does not record it sufficiently. There is innovation in wood linked to consolidated fields of knowledge. From forest engineering, or the mechanics of materials to industrial transformation or the chemical digestion of wood, all these fields have given rise to […]

G house | gon
13-02-2019 No Comments

G house | gon

Reform of an attic in the neighborhood of Conde Duque in Madrid. Hedonism and pleasure are possibly the two concepts most present in many of the decisions that are made to make the reform of this penthouse located in the center of Madrid for a person who lives alone. Faced with an exclusively functional domestic organization, this house takes into account other real […]

Bureau Optifisk NV in Herentals | RDVA. Rik De Vooght Architecten
30-01-2019 No Comments

Bureau Optifisk NV in Herentals | RDVA. Rik De Vooght Architecten

The relation between the built environment and the person is a dialogue where both take part. The architecture, through space, light, colour, materialness, temperature, etc., produces a series of physical and emotional sensations that the person perceives. At the same time, the movements and behaviours of the person, or the use of space and its comprehension, basically, how we understand […]

Fintro Bank Extension in Herentals | RDVA. Rik De Vooght Architecten
23-01-2019 No Comments

Fintro Bank Extension in Herentals | RDVA. Rik De Vooght Architecten

Using efficiently the ground is a main necessity in the structure of the cities form the 21st century. Cities today require an intelligent densification and sensitive to the movement and human activities; an exercise of design where the distribution of space uses and the voids that act like lungs, meeting or transition points, establish a scale ratio that optimises services […]

Verner Panton. From Ida Engholm and Anders Michelson
08-01-2019 No Comments

Verner Panton. From Ida Engholm and Anders Michelson

Verner Panton documents the amazing versatility of one of the most influential and recognizable designers of the postwar period. With his inspiring and extravagant personality, he was at the same time a catalyst and protagonist of the design revolution in the sixties Panton distanced itself from the Scandinavian tradition of handmade teak furniture and advocated the use of innovative materials […]

Lucas Masen, Lucas Maasen, Lukas Massen, Lucas Mazen… | Elías Cueto
28-12-2018 No Comments

Lucas Masen, Lucas Maasen, Lukas Massen, Lucas Mazen… | Elías Cueto

In the work of Lucas Maassen chairs are almost everywhere and are accompanied by interesting reflections on the processes that give shape, meaning or intensity to objects. From the manufacturing process to the process of assessment or perception of a design by society, the consumer, etc. The last work of the Dutchman is Maasen & Sons, a chair design in […]

Papal chairs | Elías Cueto - Xosé Suárez
16-11-2018 No Comments

Papal chairs | Elías Cueto – Xosé Suárez

The aspect and the history of the chairs of “his holiness” are illustrative of the claimed dignity to which they serve as seat. Of between the used ones for the pontiffs it emphasizes “the gestatoria”. Left definitively by Juan Paul II, it is the obliged modal in what to papal chairs it refers. Curiously, some voices indicate the interest of […]

Inhabit the air | Santiago Cirugeda
31-10-2018 No Comments

Inhabit the air | Santiago Cirugeda

Inhabit the air is the name of this project that includes the construction of a house inside Nave 11, various actions and social and artistic interventions, a house planned by the Sevillian architect Santiago Cirugeda. The house has been built in collaboration with various associations of women, architecture students and volunteers, directed and trained by the Urban Recipes team (with extensive […]

Are we softening ourselves? | Elías Cueto
07-09-2018 No Comments

Are we softening ourselves? | Elías Cueto

Daisuke Motori is a young Japanese architect whose work, the informal and the domestic, is often a source of inspiration and gives rise to objects that go along with an accomplice. One of his first works is Lost in sofa, a somewhat ironic version of the Kubus sofa designed by Josef Hoffmann. In 1910 the architect of the Secession submitted […]

Architecture pioneers
04-09-2018 No Comments

Architecture pioneers

In the twentieth century women managed to break through in the professional world. In the field of architecture, the ascent towards their labor consideration was staggered: it was incorporated, in the first instance, through disciplines such as interior design, furniture and various decorations. This lecture series will feature four pioneers whose careers gave a new meaning to architecture: Eileen Gray […]

A 100 Chairs in 100 days | Xosé Suárez
20-07-2018 No Comments

A 100 Chairs in 100 days | Xosé Suárez

The project “A 100 Chairs in 100 days” by the Italian designer Martino Gamper focuses on the idea of manufacturing unique objects from other pre-existing and discarded objects. The project consists of the construction of 100 chairs in a period of time limited to 100 days with the remains of others collected for years on the streets of London. The […]

Charlotte Perriand: the art of living, the art of living
17-07-2018 No Comments

Charlotte Perriand: the art of living, the art of living

The most emblematic pieces of the woman who laid the foundations of modern design land in Barcelona with the exhibition “Charlotte Perriand: the art of living, the art of living”, which can be seen from July 11 to September 7, 2018 in MINIM Barcelona. MINIM and Cassina invite you to this exhibition dedicated to the architect, designer and photographer Charlotte […]

Parametric architecture and informational design. Beyond mere formalism | Miguel Villegas
13-07-2018 No Comments

Parametric architecture and informational design. Beyond mere formalism | Miguel Villegas

The parametricism, or rather, the guru of parametricism, with its ill-fated manifesto has done a lot of damage to those who, like us, work with digital tools trying to stay on this side of formal banality. Parametricism may be a style. The parametric architecture does not. How to explain the differences? Well I do not know very well. Perhaps simply […]

The expectation of the modern thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
08-06-2018 No Comments

The expectation of the modern thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

In 1957 Paulo Mendes da Rocha designs the chair “Paulistano” for the lounges of the Gymnasium of São Paulo’s Athletic Club. It suits to rescue this brief description in technical which in the design and social commitment they look like two faces of the same currency: “The chair is done by pipe of steel, which is very cheap. It is […]

Chair: 500 Designs that Matter
24-04-2018 No Comments

Chair: 500 Designs that Matter

Along the history, the chair has offered to designers of the whole planet infinite opportunities to experiment with new materials and methods inside the parameters of an object created eminently to fulfill a practical intention. Chair: 500 Designs that Matter, the most detailed collection of the most innovative, elegant and influential chairs of the world. This original book, a complement […]

Alejandro de la Sota Pontevedra 1913 – Madrid 1996. Construirse / Construir
12-04-2018 No Comments

Alejandro de la Sota Pontevedra 1913 – Madrid 1996. Construirse / Construir

From April 6 to May 27 the rooms of temporary exhibitions of the Sexto one shelter the exhibition dedicated to the figure of the architect pontevedrés Alejandro de la Sota. The Museum adds with this great sample to the celebration of the year 2018 that the Royal Academy of Fine arts of Galicia dedicates Alejandro de la Sota Martínez’s figure. […]

Joaquín Vaquero Palacios. The beauty of the extraodinary thing. Asturias, 1954-1980
27-02-2018 No Comments

Joaquín Vaquero Palacios. The beauty of the extraodinary thing. Asturias, 1954-1980

This exhibition, which can turns in the ICO Museum from February 15 to May 6, 2018, there shows the concept of total work developed for Denim Palaces concerning five hydroelectric power stations realized in Asturias. The exhibition centres on the work that, fruit of 30 years of collaboration with Hidroeléctrica del Cantábrico, it materialized in five Asturian electric power stations […]

The electric chair | Elías Cueto
02-02-2018 No Comments

The electric chair | Elías Cueto

No todas las sillas son cómodas. Algunas son deliberada y profundamente incómodas. Es el caso de la eléctrica, una “creación” sobre la que Mary Bellis ha escrito en el marco de su trabajo sobre inventos e inventores. Es posible conocer todos los detalles de este diseño a través de “Edison and the electric chair: A Story of light and Death” […]

Restoration of Fonte da Burga in Caldas de Reis | Luis Gil+Cristina Nieto
20-09-2017 No Comments

Restoration of Fonte da Burga in Caldas de Reis | Luis Gil+Cristina Nieto

To be employed at the time and at the goods and architectures that others thought and constructed before that we, it has an after-taste to collaborate with these other architects who already are not. If Viollec Le Duc says that restoring is to return the original blood to the building, which it is called the style, also it is to […]

Scriptorium | Elías Cueto
15-09-2017 No Comments

Scriptorium | Elías Cueto

One of the more fascinating pieces of furniture of the history is the one that Antonello da Messina paints for San Jerónimo. By means of successive operations of encapsulamiento and as if about a story of Borges it was treating itself, the Renaissance painter locates a space inside other one and this inside one more. The picture frames a wall, […]

Antonio Bustamante | Elías Cueto
01-09-2017 No Comments

Antonio Bustamante | Elías Cueto

Antonio Bustamante is an expert, consultant and teacher of ergonomics. Across his web page one can accede to some of his interesting investigations and works. This Spanish architect thinks about the way of sitting down and does it from the point of view of the health, making compatible the traditional postural approach with a social, historical and psychological vision. In […]

From the crafts to the industry
31-08-2017 No Comments

From the crafts to the industry

From the crafts to the industry it is a test on the evolution of the Medes of production, organization and consumption, and on his influence in the mission of the design. Along the text is recognized the decisive impulse of the mechanization and the modernization along the modern history, acting firstly in the mentalities and later in the objects and […]