Tag: diseño industrial

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 […]

Forms of design. Galicia XXI
23-05-2019 No Comments

Forms of design. Galicia XXI

‘Forms of design. Galicia XXI’, aims to build a story from the present of the creative potential of Galicia in the field of design. The idea is to project what is being done while keeping an eye on the mirror, to review what has been achieved from a symbolic point of view: the publication of the Formas de Galicia Laboratory […]

Prada Poole. The Perishable Architecture of Soap Bubbles
25-04-2019 No Comments

Prada Poole. The Perishable Architecture of Soap Bubbles

The literary magazine El Urogallo devoted its first issue of 1974 to a collective reflection on the contemporary human dwelling. One of the most thought-provoking articles in that publication was “La arquitectura perecedera de las pompas de jabón” [The Perishable Architecture of Soap Bubbles] by José Miguel de Prada Poole1. In it, the architect defended a new type of architecture, where the […]

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 […]

Box in the box | Arenas Basabe Palacios Arquitectos
27-02-2019 No Comments

Box in the box | Arenas Basabe Palacios Arquitectos

Rehabilitation of industrial building and change of use as a cultural association in Móstoles. The project entails the refurbishment of a 940 m2 warehouse located in Móstoles (Madrid) and its conversion into a building that provides spaces for a cultural association and sporting activities for young students. The scheme aims to preserve the existing structure and the industrial character of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Aalto's fragments | Jorge Meijide
26-10-2018 No Comments

Aalto’s fragments | Jorge Meijide

Both Aalto‘s ceramic pieces enter the study of my father in 1974 after his viaje1 to Finland. He had thirty eight years, I had nine, and it would be late some others in knowing of his creator, but since then the Finn occupies a place emphasized in my architectural being. The pieces are of perfect invoice, carefully proportionate, smooth and […]

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 […]

Atmospheric time | Miquel Lacasta
10-08-2018 No Comments

Atmospheric time | Miquel Lacasta

Atmosphere and climate. In one of his writings, Olafur Eliasson speaks about the atmospheric time.1 In the introduction to the above-mentioned text, The Museums are Radical, Eliasson develops a small statement of the interaction between time and energy. I do not know exactly why it has turned into artist of head-board of many architects, but it is necessary to admit […]

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 […]

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 […]

California Crazy. American Pop Architecture
21-06-2018 No Comments

California Crazy. American Pop Architecture

“Combine a free-thinking population with the desire to reinvent itself and you’ll get the perfect breeding ground for the sweeping and the amazing to thrive”. Jim Heimann At the dawn of the automobile era, the passion of Americans for travel gave rise to a new wave of imaginative entrepreneurs who catered to the needs of this new means of transport. […]

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 […]

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” […]

Persiana Barcelona, reinventing the tradition with functionality and design
30-11-2017 No Comments

Persiana Barcelona, reinventing the tradition with functionality and design

– With a subtle intervention, Persiana Barcelona improves the traditional blind of rope. A sustainable, innovative and modern piece that gives response to diverse problematic and requirements. – The authors, Usón and Sarquella, whose work has been recognized by awards as the Arquia/Próxima prize that distinguishes the best young architects of Spain, have developed a qualitative design supporting a process of handcrafted […]

Marina Díaz García - Daniel Natoli Rojo · Mapnético
23-11-2017 No Comments

Marina Díaz García – Daniel Natoli Rojo · Mapnético

“The trip is the meeting of something that we cover searching, without knowing what is with accuracy. It is the search of a language with which to be capable of drawing the shades of our ideas. Moving in the space and in the time, the trip is not but the history that pirates us; it is the expansion of our […]

About the WC | Elías Cueto
03-11-2017 No Comments

About the WC | Elías Cueto

Politics about the WC. Probably the excellent seat, the most universal support and the one that of stranger and mixed up form we share throughout the day with other persons: the throne, the WC. This name comes from the acrónimo Englishman for “water close”and refers to the hydraulic closing, the mechanism of sifonamiento by means of which the pipe that connects our […]

Function and Form. A look to the design and the innovation in Spain
19-09-2017 No Comments

Function and Form. A look to the design and the innovation in Spain

Documentary presented for La2 of TVE Function and Form – A look to the Design and the Innovation in Spain directed by Benet Román and produced by La Chula Productions and TVE where the spectator across his 59 minutes of duration will realize a tour for the last 50 years of the design in Spain of the hand of some […]

The Bauhaus (an honoring) | Sergio de Miguel
04-09-2017 No Comments

The Bauhaus (an honoring) | Sergio de Miguel

1. The world in the one that developed the history of the Bauhaus was very different from the current one, though his influence in the art, the design and the architecture is recognized still in a very clear way. El mundo en el que se desarrolló la historia de la Bauhaus era muy distinto al actual, aunque su influencia en […]

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 […]

Kobro and Strzemiński. Avant-Garde Prototypes
13-07-2017 No Comments

Kobro and Strzemiński. Avant-Garde Prototypes

Active from the late 1910s until the early 1950s, Katarzyna Kobro and Władysław Strzemiński produced work that was especially consistent with modernist avant-garde ideas. Touching on various disciplines, including painting, sculpture, architecture, and industrial and graphic design, their oeuvre anticipated new trends that were to reach their plenitude in the practices of later generations, such as minimalism, the Zero movement, […]

domohomo arquitectos · Forniture design
06-07-2017 No Comments

domohomo arquitectos · Forniture design

Along the history the big teachers of the architecture penetrated into the design of furniture, enclosed some of them there came companies destined for the design and the manufacture. Because of it today we move to Santiago de Compostela to know the work that they realize in domohomo. Study of architecture and design that it is born in 2011 in […]

Estudio Vonna | PYO Arquitectos
03-05-2017 No Comments

Estudio Vonna | PYO Arquitectos

The project for Estudio Vonna is built with distances. Distances with the existing. Distances between materials. Distances between spaces. Distances between objects. Distances between times. The new separates from the existing. Thus, the shop window carpentry is attached to the facade anchoring from the outside, “presenting” the existing structure, appropriating its qualities, detaching itself from it and putting it in […]

Sausage Factory in Segovia | arquitectamoslocos?
10-04-2017 2 Comments

Sausage Factory in Segovia | arquitectamoslocos?

It does little I dedicated an entry of this blog to Curro Inza, and scarcely I mentioned his masterpiece. I did it voluntarily to be able to dedicate an entry to alone her, which deserves it. Campofrío treats itself about the Sausages Factory Postigo, El Acueducto, Campofrío… It has had many names, as they have gone selling or there being […]