New York has always something to drop by there. An interest, an activity. If you add design, it becomes the place to be for tourists, but also for fans and brands. Last May was the occasion thanks to ICFF, and Mobles 114 was there.
Technically, at NYCxDESIGN, the event for global design in the city. Thanks to the collaboration among the city council, regional govermnment and BCD Barcelona Centro de Diseño, 15 companies related to innovation and creativity have been pioneers selected on an international opening.
Barcelona has a distinct quality, worth to “profit and strengthen”, as Major Ada Colau said. Design and creation are these qualities.
And this has been translated there in New York, thanks also to the nomination of a number of products for Interior Design magazine Awards, on their first-ever edition. Glad and proud to find TUBE chair designed by Eugeni Quitllet for Mobles 114.
Former Militar Hospital of Granada (Andalucia, Spain) has been transformed by architect Víctor López Cotelo into the new headquarters of the University of Architecture. A brilliant project, where respect of the old building has been connected to the comfort and practicity needed to teach and study.
Old and ‘isolated’ modules from the ancient Hospital have been integrated in one functional unity, so as to create a modern educational center that also maintains the vernacular architecture. “A place to teach architecture in class but also by the building process”. It is a symbol of the neighbourhood and the city, where future architects will count on impressive facilities.
Accessibility, acoustic isolation adapted, structural conservancy. Everything has been well treated. White and wood prevail. Historic spaces have been restored, for instance the chapel will be a bookshop, and library and director office will be professors’ hall.
Mobles 114 has participated on the project furnishing classes and spaces with different Gimlet seating designed by Jorge Pensi, Pey tables and Mirac coat stands.
Photography: Fernando Alda