Happy 2018. Mobles 114 and Marc Morro

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!

Happy new year 2017

Jara Varela + Ramírez i Carrillo are the authors of 2017 greetings on behalf of Mobles 114:

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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.

Sant Gervasi Joan Maragall library, by BCQ Arquitectura Barcelona

The new library of Sant Gervasi-La Bonanova neighbourhood in Barcelona is placed in the building which occupies the garden of Vil·la Florida Civic Center, partially buried to maintain the identity of the project.

The project by Baena Casamor Arquitectes has been named Garden of Light, and it is shaped by “light and silence patios” and “books and knowledge patios”.


The first, surrounded by glass, light and ventilate the interior while isolating the library from the street. The second, solid prisms filled with books, are part of the supporting structure of the library.

Among the courtyards and the volumes, indoor reading and work spaces are articulated. Areas that should be small, seeking to provide a comfortable feeling of domesticity to their users.

The interior is solved easily with little textures; ceiling, floor, furniture and walls are white in general, while the face that hide concrete retaining walls and structures of the building are covered with clay tiles. This porous material, sound absorbent and warm, reminds us that it is a half-buried building carved into the earth.

mobles 114 participates with PEY office table system with integrated lighting and some contract furniture such as Riga waste bin.

More about the project at the web mobles 114.

El Clot Josep Benet library: a new cultural equipment for a privileged space in Barcelona

The recently inaugurated El Clot – Josep Benet library is the new cultural equipment for Clot and Parc i la Llacuna del Poblenou neighbourhoods, placed at Sant Martí district in Barcelona.

It is placed at DHUB building, a a new highlight on the skyline of Barcelona by MBM Arquitectes (Josep Martorell, Oriol Bohigas, David Mackay, Oriol Capdevila y Francesc Gual).

More about DHUB building at the blog of mobles 114.

The libraries occupies 2 floors and 1723 m2 in total, and it has become the public library number 39 in the city, apart from being the second to house the innovative service of auto-borrowing.

Mobles 114 has participated in the building equipment: some of the furniture of the company can be easily found inside: BBL shelving system for books and materials, Danesa armchairs at the reading areas, Gracia chairs and Pey tables at the studying areas, and furniture Mirac coat stands, side tables Oxi or Riga bins, are all over the space.

The inauguration of the new library took place last 23rd November.

Biblioteca El Clot – Josep Benet

Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37

08018 Barcelona

mobles 114 talkings: luxury and design, by Massana and Tremoleda

On the occasion of World Industrial Design Day last 29th June, mobles 114 wanted to talk about design. The founders and designers of the company, JM Massana & JM Tremoleda, started a conversation around two key words: luxury, and its relationship with design.

How would you describe design, by mobles 114?

Design is a methodology incorporated into production processes that adds value and quality to the product, solves functional requirements and conflicts for the user and follows the company’s strategic guidelines.

We understand that the designer, working closely with the company, coordinates all the elements involved in creating a product, proposing technical and productive solutions paying attention to innovation and environmental responsibility; also brings functional improvements and defines taking good care of the resulting shape to identify the product with its meaning.

What is the main style valued and considered in mobles 114?

We don’t consider ourselves within a particular style, but we actually qualify proper values of the product identified by the brand m114, such as search for optimal value, a quality produced product and suitability for markets to be targeted and competitiveness goals, in addition to consistency with other collections that make up the 114 mobles catalog.

How do you define luxury, in terms of design?

Luxury is associated with exclusivity and high economic value. These two terms are terms which can be incorporated into a product briefing defined by the interests of the company to be transformed by Design to become a quality derived from some materials, manufacturing processes and branding association, usually very powerful and with associated value.

In fact, design would reinvent luxury thanks to innovation, bringing it away from mimetic and decadent styles. Innovation understood as an improvement towards rather complex processes, or either semi-artisan, and exclusive materials. Creativity can also bring renovation to luxury sector, renewing the product image and increasing the differentiation between exclusive brands.

What do you think is the added value of luxury in an interior?

Currently, luxury in an interior design is identified with distinction, ostentation above the required quality, wealth, and even some baroque. Therefore we think that is part of a conservative, affluent wave. But an interior can also show the exclusive quality related to luxury, with a quality product selection, in an environment with a desire to create new sensations, innovative, comfortable, human and in keeping with a contemporary interior.