Milan Design Week 2018 | From Gaudì to Tusquets. BD combines art with artisanry
By FEDERICA LUSIARDI - April 11, 2018
At the 2018 Milan Furniture Fair , Barcelona-based company BD presents a line of furniture and home accessories, named Art Editions (http://bdarteditions.com/), aimed to combine the forms conceived by modern and contemporary artists with the proverbial skills of Spanish artisans.
Pieces on show in Milan include interesting lamps, pieces of furniture and home accessories by Antoni Gaudí and Salvador Dalí, as well as the Shiva vase designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1973, and creations by acclaimed figures such as Jaime Hayon, Oscar Tusquets, and Lluís Clotet.
BD Barcelona Design is a Spanish brand founded in 1972, along with the Art Editions series, its catalog features pieces by some of the most important contemporary designers, including Alfredo Häberli, Jaime Hayon, Konstantin Grcic, Campana Brothers, Färg & Blanche, Joel Escalona, Ross Lovegrove, Doshi Levien, Alvaro Siza Vieira e Cristian Zuzunaga.
During its long existence, BD has been awarded the Spanish Premio Nacional de Diseño (1989), the European Community Design Prize (1990) and the Red Dot Design Award ‘best of the best’ in 2011.
Cover image:Salvador Dalí, Leda armchair-sculpture, Black label Limited Edition
Salvador Dalí, Leda armchair-sculpture, design inspired by the work “Femme à tête de roses”, 1935; Structure in polished cast brass; © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2018 Artworks by Salvador Dalí: © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, VEGAP, Barcelona, 2018
Salvador Dalí, Cajones Lamp, 1937, Carved structure in pale varnished lime-wood. Lampshade in beige linen. © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2018
Artworks by Salvador Dalí: © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, VEGAP, Barcelona, 2018
Antoni Gaudí, Batlló Bench, 1906, solid oak wood
Oscar Tusquets, ArtGaulino Chair, 20-piece limited edition based on the 1987 Gaulino chair. The structure has been crimson dyed and the seat painted, one by one, by the artist
Doshi Levien, Shanti cabinet, 2014
Cristian Zuzunaga, Dreams cabinet, 2015
Joel Escalona, Dalia cabinet (detail), 2017, Cast aluminium structure in an anthracite grey, textured lacquer finish
Jaime Hayon, Low Lounger armchair, 2014, swivel legs in cast aluminum. Shell of the seat and back rest in varnished or natural walnut, or coloured ash
All images courtesy of BD Barcelona