Tag: Elías Cueto

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Glen Gould chair | Elías Cueto
21-07-2017 No Comments

Glen Gould chair | Elías Cueto

Hypochondriac, suffering from syndrome of asperger, obsessive – compulsive maniac of the work, perfectionist of the sound and of the silence … Glenn Gould‘s eccentricities helped to popularize the works for J. S. Bach’s keyboard so much as his talent and personality. Between his eccentricities, certainly, one finds his chair. The proximity with which the Canadian pianist was placing on […]

Gabriele Basilico | Elías Cueto
09-06-2017 No Comments

Gabriele Basilico | Elías Cueto

Gabriele Basilico (Milan 1944) is a photographer of recognized international prestige rewarded as prize Astroc, Osella d’Oro, prize INU, etc. Formed as architect, his images resort frequently to the urban landscape as source of inspiration. The observation of the relations with the constructed environment occupies a fundamental place inside his visual production. In this respect it is called a series […]

From the tree to the chair
18-04-2017 No Comments

From the tree to the chair

The Center Gaiás Museum inaugurated the pasadomobili on April 7 the new exhibition of the Cidade da Cultura that will lead for title Of The tree to the chair. The wood and his arts. Comisariada for the architect Carlos Seone, the sample will direct the look of the visitors to the environmental wealth of the forests, the tradition in Galicia […]

Unions | Elías Cueto
10-02-2017 No Comments

Unions | Elías Cueto

It has been only recently that has been possible to give form to a product of an alone time. This possibility nevertheless has not supposed the definitive disappearance of the solutions based on the assembly of pieces since this technology offers certain possibilities: it facilitates the movement by means of the disassembly, allows to adapt the material of each one […]

The Shakers…| Elías Cueto
29-07-2016 No Comments

The Shakers…| Elías Cueto

In the middle of the 18th century and Ann Lees’s slant, the Shakers are constituted by the first time as a Protestant community split of the Quákeros. The essential beginning of this group is the celibacy, the equality between sexes, the community of goods and the confession. To measured of the 19th century they are the most widespread Utopian community […]

Isaac Díaz Pardo | Elías Cueto
24-06-2016 61 Comments

Isaac Díaz Pardo | Elías Cueto

Pasan ya más unos años desde que gracias a Alfonso Mato y guiados por Isaac Díaz Pardo varios amigos tuvimos la oportunidad de visitar el Instituto Gallego de Información. Hoy y después de dudar mucho, me permito compartir alguna de las imágenes tomadas en aquella visita llamando la atención sobre las sillas diseñadas y fabricadas por el creador del Laboratorio […]

Transformar, intervenir, modificar, adaptar… ¿copiar? | Elías Cueto
13-05-2016 195 Comments

Transformar, intervenir, modificar, adaptar… ¿copiar? | Elías Cueto

En una fugaz conversación con Magdalena surgió este tema de la originalidad de los diseños, de cómo y hasta dónde copiar, de lo significativo de un diseño por sus antecedentes y sus referencias… Un ejemplo: 1-380 de Horgenglarus. El fabricante suizo ha desarrollado una gran cantidad de sillas caracterizadas por su diseño contenido y poco provocador. El modelo Classic 1-380 […]

Otto e mezzo | Elías Cueto
29-01-2016 2 Comments

Otto e mezzo | Elías Cueto

In the hedonistic and decadent context of a nineteenth-century resort stand out a series of original seats. Vacation chairs of white color from which the prominent figures, impeccably dresses, submit to the good life and are left to see proud with all his miseries and hysterias. Seemingly autobiographical, Fellini’s movie peels the problems of identity, insecurity and creative crisis across […]

Deployé | Elías Cueto
23-11-2015 41 Comments

Deployé | Elías Cueto

The deployé is a transformed metal-worker, a product obtained from a simple flat sheet of steel to which a few longitudinal cuts are practised to stretch it later in the direction perpendicular to the above mentioned cuts. Of this form a new sheet is obtained, with form of enrrejado and up to five times more light. This technology uses for […]

In one piece | Elías Cueto
26-10-2015 20 Comments

In one piece | Elías Cueto

The sophistication in the design and construction of the chairs has had much that to see with the assembly of different materials and forms. Nevertheless the technology does possible chairs of an alone piece in those who the material, his form, or simply the technology and the process of shaped, reach a singular expressiveness. In what to the designs of […]

…chairs and smiles | Elías Cueto
03-08-2015 One Comment

…chairs and smiles | Elías Cueto

In “philosophy of the design” it was aiming At Vilém Flusser that the objects hinder, that “object” the own word he shares with the word “obstacle” his Latin root: ob-iectum. And the philosopher was indicating the way for those who were attentive: The convenience of which in a future the designers were insisting less and less on the quality of […]