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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!

Salone del Mobile Milano 2017

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Miguel Milá, Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts 2016

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!

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.

Architecture in BarcelonaConcept: a great selection

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.

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Casa Bloc

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Flash Flash

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.

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Mediapro building, Carlos Ferrater, Partick Genard, Xavier Martí Galí

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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.

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CCCB Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona, Albert Viaplana / Helio Piñón

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Museo Picasso, Jordi Garcés

Heritage, José Antonio Coderch

MINIM, a design shop in Barcelona, hosts an exhibition-homage to José Antonio Coderch y de Sentmenat, iconic Spanish architect and master of Rationalism in the post-war period.

“Heritage” is an audiovisual show about the last and inedit project by Coderch, where we can get to know more about the human part of the architect and his revolutionary ideas, and is completed by a documentary film, Recordando a Coderch, directed by Poldo Pomés, from an idea by Ginés Górriz, Pati Núñez and Elina Vila.

Coderch is considered an outstanding architect and a loved and respected man. He was a stubborn thinker who wanted to solve spaces- and objects too- so as to improve the lives of men. He worked with simple things, with brick, with white walls, tiles and traditional materials. With them he was able to create useful, simple, cheap, flexible and designed for individuals and families forms.

His worries about mankind where the inspiration to create some objects which became design classics, such as Disa lamp, that can be found at the exhibition in a gigantic scale. It shares the main part with the infographies by Jesper Puchades in which we can learn more about the ideal plant for Coderch. An scenario for the family life in a flexible way, which changes along the time.

EXHIBITION “LA HERENCIA DE CODERCH”

From 27th November 2014 till 28th February 2015.
From 10 to 20h Monday-Friday. Saturdays 10 to 14h.

m114 recommendations for International Museum Day 2014

Once again, mobles 114 editions wants to join the celebration of International Museum Day, held every year since 1977 by International Council of Museums (ICOM) on or around 18th May.

European Council wants to join this cultural celebration with The Night of Museums, with opening nights and related activities.

Events like open doors, specific activities and larger schedules make this day a special platform to “develop society at an international level”. This year, theme is “Museum collections make connections“.

mobles 114 editions, as a company worried about design and art, wants to highlight some of the spaces furnished by our prescription service, and make the most of a trip on the most important museums of the country, focusing in Barcelona.

The new acquisition of the city is Museu del Disseny (Design Museum), a building which hosts all the institutions focused on design in Barcelona: DHUB, Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, and FAD and BCD; and also new library Biblioteca Municipal del Clot “Josep Benet”.

Fundació Joan Miró extends its schedule until 1 am, with free entry to its 4 exhibitions and the activity Tot és quincalla, by Pep Duran.

Edifici Harmonia del Museu de L’Hospitalet is another remarkable building where you can enjoy a guided visit to its exhibitions at 21 and 22 h.

All Cultural Centers furnished by mobles 114, at the web.

America Sanchez, Gràffica award 2013

gràffica magazine, daily newspaper focused on design, and specialized on graphic design, image and communication, celebrated past December the award ceremony of the prestigious Gràffica Awards, at Museu del Disseny de Barcelona.

More about the building at the blog mobles 114.

One of the awarded was America Sanchez, author of the logo and corporate image of mobles 114, so we want to pay homage to this graphic designer, photographer and image educator.

America Sanchez, one of the most important designers in Spain, is the creator of emblematic logos and images since the moment he arrived in Barcelona in the 60s.

His long professional career, defined by a style separated from rationalism based on the Bauhaus and in constant search of irony and inventiveness, provided him with a broadened portfolio where apart from mobles 114Generalitat de Catalunya, la Caixa, Gran Teatre del Liceu, FC Barcelona, or Tricicle can be found.

Gràffica Award completes a extended collection of prizes like Laus Awards (6 times), Premio Nacional de Diseño in 1992 or Premio Ciutat de Barcelona in 2001. His work is part of MoMA New York permanent collection. He is the author of the famous book Barcelona gráfica too.

 

m114 processes: making-of new catalogs

mobles 114 new catalogs, including the new product typologies, all the novelties of the brand and the classics edited, can be seen in the following links:

BBL shelving system for libraries

http://www.mobles114.com/descargas/m114_CAT_BBL%20SYSTEM_2013.pdf

PEY system office table

http://www.mobles114.com/descargas/m114_CAT_PEY_SYSTEM_2013.pdf

CONTRACT furniture

http://www.mobles114.com/descargas/m114_CAT_CONTRACT_2013.pdf

TRIA shelving system

http://www.mobles114.com/descargas/m114_CAT_TRIA_2013.pdf

CLASSIC collection

http://www.mobles114.com/descargas/m114_CAT_CLASSICS.pdf

With an aim to highly understand the creation process of these new catalogues, a camera has entered “the printing world”, so as to follow step by step the impression before arriving to a physical support.

Moreover, all mobles 114 products can be found at the website http://www.mobles114.com/.