Tag: Gaulino Chair

Happy Halloween! …

Yooohooo!  All Hallows Eve is upon us!

We’re spending the evening in the Gaulino chair by bd Barcelona – it’s so good it’ll ward off any evil spirits!  Where are you spending yours?

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Sittin’ on a Classic …

A piece that needs little introduction, the Gaulino Chair, designed Barcelona native Oscar Tusquets in 1987 has since become a modern Spanish classic and a point of reference in sculptural furniture design.

Recently relaunching the iconic chair is KE-ZU supplier bd Barcelona.  The sculpted chair was awarded the Industrial Design Prze in 1989 and the Adi-Fad in 1990.

We’ve shown you previously here on the Blog bd Barcelona’s work in maintaining the spirit of great Spaniards’ Gaudi and Dali’s work in their efforts to exclusively produce their furniture works and it’s these two very men and Carlo Mollino who influenced the design of the Gaulino – even so far as affecting its word-morphed title.

The chair, which is regularly included in retrospective shows of Spanish design also spawned a table of the same name and was Tusquets’ first foray into industrial works with machine work despite its appearance of hand craftsmanship.  Of its design, Tusquets says quite simply:

I learned and enjoyed it very much and I think it is one of my best works.  It was designed over 20 years ago and it remains an interesting design.  I think one of my best designs.

The femaleness that the Gaulino Chair exudes is unmissable, and showcased at the start of the video below featuring an interview with Tusquets, taken from ‘bd Barcelona Design Stories’, the Vimeo channel directed by the company.

GAULINO Chair by Oscar Tusquets from BD Barcelona Design on Vimeo.

The Gaulino Chair is a structure of solid Ash either natural, varnished or stained.  The seat with internal frame in Oak and upholstered in leather toned to complement frame and is available at KE-ZU and through its national distribution network.  Also available are Tusquets’ other designs – the Banco Catalano for bd Urban Transit, and Luna for the vernacular Spaniard rug manufacturer nanimarquina, we’ll upload a post about Luna shortly.

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Salone Mobile 2011 kicks off in Milan in April and the buzz is already evident from all the way over here in Sydney.

We know many of you are going to be on the ground in Italy in coming weeks so we wanted to share some of the upcoming, not to be missed launches and installations.

As always manufacturers and suppliers are poised to wheel, deal and thrill their International guests throughout the frantic week in Northern Italy’s fashion and design mecca.

Mobles 114 have announced their launch of the Javier Mariscal designed 100% recycled and recyclable chair: “Green” as well as a brand new website and a sleek new re-branding.

BD Barcelona are make last minute preparations to unveil Alfredo Haberli‘s new piece: “Hyperbole”.  Working with Marti Guixe they will also present “Free Port”, Neri + Hu will display their “Narcissist” vanity that was developed directly with Swarovski and the multi-award winning designs “Gaulino Chair” by Oscar Tusquets and Konstantin Grcic’s “Table B” will also be on display for all to get up close and personal with!

Not to be outdone, the Dutch are making impressive plans.  Collaboration being their focus this year, they will present a suite of new designs that where applicable will be upholstered in Missoni Home fabrics and finished with their cushions and carpets.  Top Secret… hence no pictures (yet) is the launch of Artifort‘s new pieces “Shark” by the illustrious Rene Holten and an exciting, versatile sofa program from Toine van den Heuvel called:  “Reflex”.

Our friends at HIVE and KENNETH COBONPUE will jet across from Cebu and we are most excited about some of the lighting selections they have been busying away with for the past year.  More of this will be reveiled in due course – stay tuned!

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Gaulino Wins Again…

The recently re-issued Gaulino Chair from bd Barcelona and the master craftsman Oscar Tusquets, has been a roaring success.

Only three months after the leather and oak armchair has been brought back into production and the classic piece, originally designed in 1987, has been awarded “Best Design” at the Maison et Objet show in Paris.

No stranger to praise the design was previously selected for the Industrial Design Prize and Adi-Fad in1989 and in Iberdiseño in 1990.

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