Pepe Cortés’ original design once left hidden in a drawer reaches a spectacular apex in the chandelier version of his 1976 Olvidada (its very name means “forgotten”). Reintroduced with LED technology, the tubular suspension lamp features 5 of the dazzlingly lit linear clusters arrayed vertically on its steel structure with a brass scotch-polished finish.
58.7" h x 55.1" w (149x140cm)
Steel, brass, plastic
An eclectic edge and quality manufacturing are cornerstones of BD Barcelona, a design collective founded in 1972 by a handful of young buck architects. The initial goal was to realize their own object and furniture design for their respective projects and on their own terms.
This objective continues, yet other designers have entered its stable, both young such as fellow Barcelona-native Cristian Zuzunaga and legacy heroes such as the late Italian superstar Ettore Sottsass. They have brought to market the flights of fancy of Salvador Dali, and taken on modern challenges by reusing leftover materials in a collection called Remix. The stable of celebrated creatives include Jamie Hayon, Oscar Tuesquets, Stephen Burks, Konstantin Grcic and Doshi Levien.
Beauty guided the founding nonconformists from the start, and it still does as they enter their sixth decade in business. Artisanal craftsmanship—all in Barcelona and surrounding parts–and a luxurious sensibility merge with state-of-the-art technologies and an architect’s practicality.