For the New Year greetings by Mobles 114, this year we have counted on Marc Morro. This designer -« mueblista », as he defines himself- pays homage to one of the most iconic pieces of the Classics catalog: Copenhaguen ashtray, by André Ricard.
Marc and his furnishing company, AOO, are passionate for routine and the beauty of hte little things. Little things like this minimalist design, free from adornments chosen for the occasion. In a reinterpretation which adds a surprising new use to the ashtray, signed by Ricard in 1966.
Made in a single block, this ashtray is the result of a geometric design that uses the simple repetition of a cylinder. A recipient made up of an open cylinder with another, smaller cylinder inside to support or extinguish cigarettes; the shape of the groove in the outer wall matches the rest of the ashtray and is perfectly designed to hold a cigarette. This is a hardwearing, stackable ashtray that fulfils its function with the utmost effectiveness.
This design classic is in line with the goal of Mobles 114 which, for more than 20 years, has remained in the market to preserve our country’s heritage in terms of both culture and design.
In this case, Morro has made an analogic photography of Copenhaguen, in its new use as candle holder.
Happy new year 2018!
Last 9th April Salone del Mobile Milano closed its doors after 56th edition. Five days of design and furniture as points of interest, where Mobles 114 actively participated.
The stand placed at Hall 10, designed by Stefano Colli, has been home to the new collection of Mobles 114, with designs by Álvaro Siza, Miguel Milá and the architect Germán Rodríguez Arias which have been reissued to be presented, alongside other contemporary pieces designed by Javier Mariscal, Massana-Tremoleda and Eugeni Quitllet.
Products like Fil, a lamp that forgoes ornamentation; MMS table, light, small and stackable; adaptable Tombal, both an umbrella stand and an ashtray, and iconic Catalana, which represents the bond that Pablo Neruda and Germán Rodríguez Arias established during the architect’s exile in Chile. New additions to the collection are Green and Tube stools, and Gracia wood.
A dynamic walking by Barcelona design, accompanied this time by our friends Santa & Cole for the lighting, and greenery Voltasol by livingthings.
It has been a great pleasure to be surrounded by good friends, clients and fans in Milano. Thanks for your visit!
The Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts is awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Spain to individuals or institutions excelling in artistic or cultural creation or to those that have provided valuable services to promotion of art and culture or to conservation of artistic heritage. This past year 2016, one of the awarded has been industrial designer Miguel Milá i Sagnier.
« Member of the generation of design pioneers of the 50’s, most of his furniture and lamps have become authentic classics.
He started designing his own products due to the shortage of objects and raw material at the time he finished studying. So he began producing by his own company Tramo, with his associates and friends the architects F. Ribas Barangé and E. Pérez Ullibarri.
He was involved in the first meetings to promote design in Barcelona and profesionalize the materia, ending in the creation of ADI-FAD (Industrial Design Association of The Fostering Arts and Design). Today is a reference of Spanish design. »
His designs are the result of painstaking but seemingly simple work which has led to many of his products being recognised as icons of our country’s industrial design. Mobles 114 is glad to be one of the producers of Milá’s designs. Congratulations Miguel!
Jara Varela + Ramírez i Carrillo are the authors of 2017 greetings on behalf of Mobles 114:
To celebrate Christmas days and new year 2017 to begin, Mobles 114 has counted on the photographer Jara Varela and industrial & graphic studio from Barcelona Ramírez i Carrillo. This « traditional » collaboration is the new addition to the ones created by highlighted names such as Folch Studio, Apartamento Magazine, Eugeni Quitllet, Martí Guixé or Antoni Arola. Some of the greatest examples to celebrate the arrival of a new year or summer, two big dates on our calendar.
Jara Varela is a photographer living in Barcelona. Clear and pure look of Jara is present in Mobles 114 catalogs. For instance, she has made the pics for Classic cenicero Copenhaguen ashtray by André Ricard or Tube chair by Eugeni Quitllet.
Ramírez i Carrillo is a studio formed by Jaume Ramírez, industrial designer, and Josema Carrillo, graphic designer. The multi-task studio is able to create installations, product and branding. Among their projects we would like to outline Rojo;show at Sala Vinçon with furniture from RED; or Otto bottle rack, one of the participants of the running show Tapas. Spanish design for food.
Surfing the internet allows us to surprise and discover a lot of nice things. For instance, today we stop by the blog of Mobles 114 dealers in Poland, BarcelonaConcept, which has attracted us thanks to its section Architecture.
The most important buildings of the last years, and the icons of the city, are highlighted on the selection. The trip guides us from the Casa Bloc, social buildings designed by Josep Lluís Sert , Josep Torres i Clavé and Joan Baptista Subirana, to the best « tortillas » in town at Flash Flash restaurant, designed by Federico Correa and Alfonso Milà, among others.
Mediapro building, Carlos Ferrater, Partick Genard, Xavier Martí Galí
Auditorium, Rafael Moneo
International studios from Barcelona such as MBM Architects, Carlos Ferrater, or Pritzker prize winner Rafael Moneo are some of the authors. An interesting walk which discovers the contemporaneity of the architetonic skyline. A surprise in a city associated to Antoni Gaudi and Gothic buildings with a proposal of cosmopolitism.
CCCB Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona, Albert Viaplana / Helio Piñón
Museo Picasso, Jordi Garcés