Isern Serra & Valeria Vasi’s home studio in Barcelona

The duo consisting of the interior designer Isern Serra and the artist Valeria Vasi has entrusted Mobles 114 with the creation of their home in Barcelona, a serene space where minimalism and Mediterranean character dominate.

Located in an old office building from the 1950s in Barcelona’s Clot neighborhood, the 120 m2 home of this creative couple is also Valeria Vasi‘s studio. A relaxed and casual atmosphere pervades all its rooms, as it has been conceived as an open space bathed in light where you can live, create and enjoy in good company.

The couple knew they wanted to create an open space that would facilitate communication and favor the social dimension. That is why they decided to opt for large spaces where the kitchen, dining room and living room merge into a single space that is oriented towards the large windows, receiving full sunlight at noon.

With clear lines and abundant natural light, the kitchen consists of a large central island covered with an ash wood countertop where the sink and hobs are placed, including the extractor fan that is integrated into the induction cooker. The absence of an extraction hood promotes a smooth transition between kitchen, dining room and living room. 

Such an island acquires great prominence and is a key space when it comes to articulating the kitchen and dining room. The versatile Nuta stool by Mobles114 fits in perfectly with this setting thanks to its simple and functional lines. This design by Lluís Pau stands out for its light and balanced shape, which makes it particularly suitable for the hotel and catering industry in outdoor and indoor spaces, as it integrates optimally with styles ranging from classic to contemporary thanks to its formal sobriety. Nuta’s elegant yet functional character has earned it several design awards, such as the Delta ADI-FAD 1990 Delta Award Selection.

In addition, Nuta is a lightweight, stable and durable design which is available in various heights, finishes and colors, making it even easier to adapt to the use and characteristics of any environment.

In Isern Serra and Valeria Vasi’s home, the Nuta stool by Lluís Pau for Mobles114 fits exceptionally well into a warm, minimalist space which includes personal elements, such as works by the artist herself, paintings by her grandmother and objects acquired by the couple on several trips they have taken together.

Photography: Salva López

DANESA, a safe choice, an essential piece

As its very name reveals, the Danesa armchair by Mobles 114 is a most welcoming piece; inspired by the elegance and simplicity of typically Scandinavian design.

Created by industrial designers JM Massana and JM Tremoleda, Danesa is a highly comfortable seat, with pure but generous lines, inviting to be enjoyed while reading or having a relaxed chat.

Made with resistant and high quality materials, this is an infallible piece that adapts to any environment, both in public spaces (hotels, restaurants, showrooms…) and in the domestic environment or more intimate areas.

An improved design

Its design once again demonstrates the classic precept that function is what determines form, since Danesa has a backrest with two clearly differentiated parts and a cushion on the backrest for extra comfort that can be adjusted by means of a clever magnet system, allowing the height to be modified for better adaptation. This detail ensures both the wide backrest and the cushion’s adaptability to any sitting position and thus offer greater comfort even over long periods of time.

Its structure consists of solid varnished oak wood, a noble and warm material that perfectly matches the textile upholstery of the Danish brand Gabriel, available in a wide range of rich, warm and neutral tones.

The Danesa armchair is a highly versatile piece of timeless and elegant design with clear reminiscences of the modern Nordic style that fits easily in contemporary environments; it brings a warm and elegant note while inviting you to enjoy its great comfort thanks to its backrest system.

Pictures by: Meritxell Arjalaguer