Malmö puts on a glamorous face in a version of the rectilinear storage unit with its drop-down front panels and top surface glossed in bronzy mirror or metallic lacquer. Designer Mario Ruiz contrasts that gleaming adornment with a cabinet structure in rich veneered MDF, sitting lightly on slender black metal legs. In a choice of 2 sizes, Punt's sideboard offers an abundance of versatile storage space (with optional interior drawers also available) in a covetable statement piece.
- Small: 15.9" h x 68.1" w x 17.9" d (40.4x172.9x45.5cm)
- Large: 15.9" h x 90.4" w x 17.9" d (40.4x229.6x45.5cm)
- Stand height: 11.4" (29cm)
Super-matt walnut, powder-coated epoxy, mirror
Got the Punt? The company’s name translates as “point,” representing the start of design for this modern Spanish design house. Designers Lola Castelló and Vicent Martínez pioneered the design scene in the beautiful seaside city of Valencia when they founded the brand in 1980. Five years later, Vicent debuted Literatura—a double-row, overlapping bookcase with the front component on wheels that, he observed, “was born to solve the problem of storing books.” More literature and other objects could be contained this way. The now-signature piece put the company on the global design map, acknowledges José Manuel, Punt’s current creative director.
Today, Punt’s collaborative roster includes studios in and outside Spain, among them Copenhagen’s Norm Architects, Paris-based Arik Levy, Barcenloa’s Estudio Manel Molina, London’s Terrence Woodgate, Berlin’s Stephanie Jasny, and Monica Armani from Trento, Italy. Each piece is carefully crafted down to the last impressive detail in Spain.
Barcelona designer Mario Ruiz says he seeks “a new kind of sophistication” in his work, both “in the quality and combination of materials and in the precise styling and balanced radii.” Originally studying industrial design, he first made a name in office furnishings and technology but now Mario's international clientele has widened to include furniture, lighting and brand identity. In the process he has racked up numerous honors, including several IF citations and Red Dot, Design Plus and Wallpaper awards. Ultimately, he says, his designs should align with their surroundings, to create an environment “where one should feel well in oneself.”