Biomorphic carved wood legs elegantly stabilize designer Oscar Tusquets’ low coffee table, meeting to form a diagonal crossbar, with an entwined twisting structure inspired by the organic patterning of tree limbs. Carlina was originally suggested by the surrealist bent of iconic Italian architect Carlo Mollino’s oeuvre, its base rendered in dark-stained solid ash and completed with a smoked glass tabletop to expose the visual intrigue below.
16.5" h x 51.2" w x 28.3" d (42x130x72cm)
Solid ash, tempered smoked glass, mirror, timber
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.