Xosé Suárez – Elías Cueto

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Enzo Mari and the didactic chair | Xosé Suárez
30-12-2016 No Comments

Enzo Mari and the didactic chair | Xosé Suárez

Enzo Mari (1932, Novara, Italia), artist, theoretical of the perception and designer, has become famous for anticipating concepts that enjoy the maximum force between the young designers: sustainability, “do it yourself”, basic and economic furniture … Mari has been always more interested in the meaning of the creative language and in the study of the relation of the design with the […]

RE: The Shakers… Resonances | Xosé Suárez
30-09-2016 No Comments

RE: The Shakers… Resonances | Xosé Suárez

STUDIO GORM, in his series Peg (Peg + Wood Peg) gathers two of the principal characteristics of the tradition Shaker: The first one consists of the union of the pieces of wood for assembly without using accessories; that derives from the form of life of these communities, where there were in use only the materials which they were having in […]

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 […]

Chair Farm (Cultivating chairs) | Xosé Suárez
21-12-2015 258 Comments

Chair Farm (Cultivating chairs) | Xosé Suárez

Is it possible to cultivate a chair instead of making it, dismantling the paradigm of the industrial production? To this question Werner Aisslinger is going to give response in the fair I design Ventura Lambratte of Milan, as part of a collective project named Instant Stories. The German designer, who already has been employed at other experimental projects as the […]

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 […]

Cantilever Chair | Xosé Suárez
14-09-2015 26 Comments

Cantilever Chair | Xosé Suárez

According to the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy, a chair is a “seat with support, in general with four legs, and in that alone a person fits”. This academic definition can turn out to be very debatable from the point of view of the personal experience, and generates an interesting controversy: is it a chair the tape that wraps […]

…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 […]