In memoriam: Umberto Eco

„Philosopher, father of semiotics, writer, professor, journalist, expert in ancient books: in each of their souls Umberto Eco was an international star, but with his students, readers, colleagues, Eco never exhibited such a snob pose that would have been adopted by other writers who have published bestsellers such as The name of the rose and Foucault’s pendulum. Umberto Eco laughed, reported on the latest news and -lighting a cigar had a last joke before submitting a new linguistic theory. “ We borrow the words of Gianni Rotta in La Stampa diary of Turin to farewell Umberto Eco.

Eco’s work, especially Opera Aperta (Open Work, 1962) and „continuation“ Apocalittici e integrati (Apocalyptic and integrated, 1964), is a clear influence for visual communication and philosophy. A new vision of the world in which they occur adaptive structures and the influence of mass media on society.

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A master for Mobles 114, a remarkable person to follow his theories and outlook on life.

Mobles 114 at IMM Cologne 2016

From 18th to 24th January, Mobles 114  was part on Imm Cologne 2016 in Germany, with the support of ICEX, and cofunding from European funds FEDER, which contribute to the economic growing of the company, the region and Spain.
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For the German fair, the company has presented three novelties to add richness to the catalog, signed by some of the best designers of the international panorama: Lagranja Design, Martín Azúa y Eugeni Quitllet.
Forc, by Lagranja Design
Forc is a practical, convenient oak coat stand. The arrangement of the wooden pegs, with their smooth shapes, means they can be used to hang all kinds of garments and accessories at differing heights. This is a stable, hardwearing stand perfect for offices, restaurants and bars.
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Rambla, by Martín Azúa
Rambla is an armchair made from iron bars but it is light and stackable. With a contemporary shape, it reinterprets tradition and the most cosmopolitan Mediterranean lifestyle. It takes its conceptual inspiration from the seats used in one of the most emblematic streets in the city of Barcelona: the Rambla.
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TUBE, by Eugeni Quitllet
After its showing up in  Paris, IMM Cologne has been the launch of this first collaboration between the Catalan designer and Mobles 114.
Tube is a chair with soft shapes that confidently reaffirms its industrial origins, with lines that inspire movement, humanisation of the object and even humour. Beauty and comfort are integral to this pure design which seems to be traced in the air via a continual steel tube and polypropylene seat.
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