Stone Designs responde a la historia de sus dos creadores (Cutu Mazuelos 1973 y Eva Prego 1974) que desdeseptiembre de 1995 se lanzaron a la aventura de crear su propio estudio, para poder desarrollar sus proyectosdesde una perspectiva personal, sin censura ni filtros. Por este motivo nunca trabajaron para nadie y forjaronsu aprendizaje como se hacía antiguamente, desde abajo y con mucho sacrificio. Así empezaron haciendo diseñode interiores, stands y exposiciones. Este terreno les sirvió durante los primeros años de su joven carrera paraexperimentar y estudiar diferentes lenguajes, mostrando así una nueva manera de entender el diseño y nuestrarelación con él.Esta posición les permite trabajar sólo con empresas con las que realmente sienten afinidad, sin importarles eltamaño o facturación de la misma. Diseñan para empresas de amigos a los que quieren y admiran por su dedicación,como para compañías como Lexus, Telepizza, havaianas, coca cola y mobiliario para marcas como la japonesa Muji,la sueca offecct y la española RS.Pero la historia de Stone Designs no ha sido un camino de rosas ni mucho menos. Es la búsqueda incesante denuevos lenguajes, es un viaje al corazón de la gente que les rodea utilizando como medio lo que mejor saben hacer¿diseñar? No, contar historias reales, desde dentro, sinceras, llenas de vivencias, de llantos, de quiebras, deproblemas y más adelante de alegrías. Es su forma de decirnos a todos lo que les importan nuestras vidas y quepodemos disfrutarlas de la forma más digna y cómoda posible sin demasiadas cosas. Ellos no quieren cambiar elmundo ni ser los más populares, sencillamente buscan llegar a nuestros corazones y saben que ese viaje lleva muchotiempo y dedicación por su parte.De esta manera tan sincera se muestran siempre que crean algo o dan una conferencia, con una naturalidad y energíadesbordantes, con una ilusión inusual para alguien que ha pasado tanto para llegar donde están. Son como dos personasque no cesan de contar historias y de hablar de lo que van descubriendo cada día. Sólo intentan hacernos ver que lavida no debe ser tan difícil como a veces queremos hacerla, que hay millones de experiencias que no se pagan condinero y que es ahí, en esa sencillez y naturalidad, donde nace la fuente que nos hace felices.Stone Designs is the story of its two creators (Cutu Mazuelos 1973 and Eva Prego 1974) who in September 1995launched out on the adventure of creating their own studio, in order to develop their projects from a personalperspective, without censure or filters. For this reason they never worked for anyone else and they forged theirapprenticeship as it was done in the past, from below and with much sacrifice. Thus they began doing interiordesigns, stands and displays. This field served them during the first years of their young career to experimentand study different languages, showing in this way a new way to understand design and our relation with it.This position allows them to concentrate exclusively on what they do best, designing. It has left them timeto take on projects of much greater depth and to work only with companies with which they truly feel affinity,without the size or billing mattering to them. From companies of friends that they love and admire for theirdedication to designing premises for companies such as lexus, Telepizza, havaianas or Coca Cola and furniture forbrands such as the Japanese Muji, the swedish offecct or the Spanish RS.But the story of Stone Designs has not been a bed of roses at all. It is the story of two young people full ofhope and desire to tell things in a different way. It is the incessant search for new languages, it is a journeyto the heart of the people that surround them using as the means what they knew how to do best – design? No, tellreal stories, from inside, sincere, fully of experiences, of crying of break ups, of problems and later on, of joy. Itis their way of telling all of us how much our lives matter to them and that we can enjoy them in the most decentand comfortable way possible without too many things. They do not want to change the world or be the most popular,they simply try to reach our hearts and know that this trip takes much time and dedication for them.In this very sincere way, they show themselves whenever they create something or give a conference withnaturalness and overflowing energy, with unusual excitement for someone who has gone through so much to reach wherethey are now. They are like two persons that do not stop telling stories and talking of what they discover eachday. They only try to make us see that life should not be as difficult as we sometimes try to make it, that thereare millions of experiences that do not cost money and that it is there, in this simplicity and naturalness whereoriginates the source that makes us happy.
new stone designs studio 2008 just breathe the fresh air and enjoy with us at homerelax and make it simple.... as simple as you can, this is how best pieces come.
lamps become trees and trees become lamps!! working area.our particular forest. this iswhat we were looking for ournew studio.... second floor.
and here it is!! the oasis!!it’s just a shelter...
fallAt last the air refreshes my throat which is dry from so much heat. Autumn’s arrived! This means thatlife becomes organised and hectic once again, and we feel so good we have to make the most of it. It’sa time for big and small projects, to use up all the energy we have accumulated during the summer, toconvert it into new ideas and dreams.It is a time when we are as restless as the trees, which toss in the wind which blows away their leafydresses. It is a time of ochre and crimson, and grey skies interspersed with rays of sunshine much pleas-anter than those of previous months.el aire refresca por fin mi garganta seca de tanto calor. ¡¡llega el otoño!! eso quiere decir que la vidavuelve a ser ordenada e intensa y esto nos hace sentir demasiado bien para desperdiciarlo.es tiempo de grandes y pequeños proyectos, de dar salida a toda esa energía acumulada durante el verano,para convertirla en ideas e ilusiones nuevas....es la época en la que nosotros nos agitamos como los árboles para quitarse sus vestidos de hojas, es laépoca del ocre, del granate y del gris de un cielo que te brinda un rayo de sol mucho más afable que losmeses anteriores.
spongy sofa everything is just green!! your dreams look closer on green colours...
many times, inspiration comes from the most domestic experiences, for example,when you are buying some fruit in the market, and you see a huge orange pumpkin andyou think... i would like to sit on that!! :)that huge pumpkin let us dream of a soft surface where everyone will feel thewarmth and the capricious colours and shapes of nature!!!and of course, as the halloween ones, our pumpkin is empty!!
this is the best present we never had, tha amazing, wontherful, authenticand powerful vega the earthquake!!!
manjaresde navarraIt is a store that sells the typical products fromNavarre. Inspired by the fields and the traditionof this Spanish region, in which warm materialsstand out, merging with the typical typologiesof gastronomic societies and with wine at theepicentre of this idea, where a series of naturalwooden boxes piled on the walls solve the productsdisplay.This space, with its scenographic lighting, shows thevirtues of one of the wealthiest regions in Spain,and in the best light.Un local de venta de productos típicos de Navarra.Inspirado en los campos y las tradiciones navarras,en las que prima la calidez de los materialesmezclado con las tipologías típicas de lassociedades gastronómicas y el vino como epicentro dela idea en la que una serie de cajas de madera naturalapiladas en las paredes resuelven la exposición.Un espacio que, con una iluminación de carácterescenográfico, muestra de la mejor manera posiblelas virtudes de una de las regiones más ricas delterritorio español
the “making-off” of ourroad trip ripley is preparing for the trip. alfredo...no comment. mateo working? it’s not possible!! narita studio crew!!! just great. this is our particular “spilberg” emilio... he’s very zen.... ummmmmmm this one is priceless!! look at the two idiots pretending they were riding a harley.... so sad.
we stayed in cantabria for a few days making our promo video, and we took some pictures like this, withmany of our pieces in the best place they could be!!! here everything is so alive!!! you can feel the wet grass under your feet and all these bugs playing like an orchestra... it’s just the place where i want to spend my life.
The Bee seating design represents a honeycomb. It symbolises the importance of teamwork. One individ-ual is capable of very little and, as it is the case in the beehive, success comes from teamwork amongall the bees. Bee works in the same way, each seat depends directly on the one it is connected to, tokeep upright. Furthermore, as it has an hexagonal shape, we can add on as many units as we want in eitherdirection, making it adaptable to any space.Los asientos Bee representan un panal de miel. Plasman la importancia del trabajo en equipo. Un soloindividuo es capaz de muy poco y, como ocurre en las colmenas, el éxito radica en el trabajo en común detodas las abejas. Así funciona el Bee, cada asiento depende directamente del que está unido a él parapoder mantenerse en pie. Además, al tener una forma hexagonal, podemos hacer que crezca en cualquier di-rección todos los metros que sean necesarios, pudiéndolo adaptar a casi cualquier espacio.
we collaborated once more with our friend pepaprieto!! and this time we have also collabo-rated with the design magazine pasajes diseño.we have created for them a free interpretationof the popular tale “three little pigs” you cansee the three houses with the pigs and decora-tion painted by the great artist pepa!!
It is a more constructive and robust version of the Bee. We work with the same concept of the hon-eycomb, maintaining an idea which can grow as we desire in any direction, by connecting the piecesunderneath. In contrast with the Bee, the Beeblock is designed for areas with more traffic or outsidefacilities. to infinity and beyond!! (buzz lightyear)Es una versión más constructivista y robusta del Bee. Trabajamos con el mismo concepto de panal demiel, manteniendo la idea de que pueda crecer todo lo que queramos en cualquier dirección uniendo laspiezas por su parte inferior. A diferencia del Bee, el Beeblock está más pensado para lugares con mástráfico o para instalaciones en el exterior.
beeblocknuria,the stone designs fan club founder.
shy family...shy... it´s not just a word, it´s an attitude that reflects the compromise to be quiet, discreet, simpleand functional to make your life easier. Our day-to-day life is noisy and stressful enough, and all ofus deserve some hours to share with our family or friends after a hard day.the shy collection, will remind you of your old days at school, or the weekends walking on the woods outof the city. it´s a chair for breakfast, a table for lunch and a stool for dinner.think on what you really need for your house and quickly in your mind will appear the shy chair. it be-longs to that kind of essentials out of the trends that dignify your life.it´s been mixing two materials like oak wood and pipe tube, but giving them a new sense of flow. thisconcept makes the shy chair look as one piece, with a compact image and a durable structure that willserve you for many years.
shy...no es sólo una palabra, es una actitud que refleja el compromiso de ser tranquilo, discreto, sencilloy funcional para hacerte la vida más fácil. nuestro día a día ya es suficientemente ruidoso y estre-sante y todos merecemos al final de la jornada un poco de tiempo para compartir con los nuestros.la colección shy te recordará a los lejanos días de colegio o los fines de semana caminando por elbosque lejos de la ciudad. es una silla para el desayuno, una mesa para la comida y un taburete para lacena. si piensas en una pieza que realmente necesites para tu casa, ésa es la silla shy. Pertenece aesa serie de esenciales que dignifican tu vida.
asi tablewe never know where the ideas come from, but I’m surethat my jeff hackman longboard has something to do withthis table., or it’s just the colour...noooo, i don’t think so. maldives summer 2004
it´s just quiet, simple, cleanand brigth.the perfect way to find thecalm you need when you comeback home.
the small tiles of the wall remind of the old ny soho industries.
Have you ever been bored in a class room, and found yourself trying to draw a house without taking thepencil off the paper?Well, this is the concept, familiar to many in which the line house project” bases its ideas. The main “objective is to create a liveable area, in which all the elements and the space distribution arise fromone continuing form. Conditioned by the fact that it has to be a continuous space without interruptionsand with a beginning and an end.This, as simple as it sounds, at the same time is equally complicated, with a profound depth into itsdevelopment.To understand this project and its concept well, we have divided it in to three stages of creation.The first stage is the “concept”, here one only works with the line” as a constructive and spacious ele- “ment, and by this projection, creating a three-dimensional space.The second stage is the “project”. In this phase the idea has formed more, to create a greater under-standing, and it adds more elements on to the base that was created by the line”. “And finally the third stage, “the collection”, consists in the study of the several pieces and to find asolution for each individual piece to extract them from the project and put them into production.This way, what starts of as an exercise with a strong dose of conceptual design, materialises in to acollection of finished pieces.¿Alguna vez has jugado aburrido en clase, a dibujar una casita sin levantar el lápiz? Pues es esta ideaque a casi todos nos es familiar, el punto de partida del proyecto line house project”. El objetivo es “crear un área habitable, en el que todos los elementos y la distribución espacial surjan de una sola líneacontinua, utilizando ésta como única herramienta, condicionado además con el hecho de que debe ser unespacio continuo, sin cortes, con un principio y un fin. Esto es todo así de sencillo pero a la vez así decomplejo, y profundo en lo que a desarrollo se refiere.Para entender bien el proyecto lo hemos dividido en tres fases de creación.La primera de ellas es “el concepto”, aquí sólo se trabaja con la línea como elemento constructivo y es-pacial, y con la proyección de ésta para crear un espacio tridimensional.La segunda parte es “el proyecto”. en esta fase la idea ya tiene más forma, de manera que se entiendemucho mejor y se añaden elementos sobre la base que ha ido creando la línea.La tercera parte: la colección”. Consiste en el estudio de las piezas y solucionarlas para poder extraer- “las del proyecto, y ponerlas en producción.De esta forma lo que en un principio es un ejercicio con una fuerte carga conceptual, se materializa enuna colección de piezas terminadas. someone has to think in the studio. this is eva´s work.
it’s just like a 3d drawing d the bed. the kitchen anthe whole project looks so clean!! we are not that serious. it´s just the pose. y !! it’s reall assembli ng the house eva and me utes. than 30 min e asy, no more
it’s the minimum tool to create a habitable space
swallowthe swallow lamp is a wall lampinspired by the nest of the swallowswhere they come back every year inspring time to stay the summer on awarmer weather.
on the road it´s a blanket under the handlebar of my motorbike.
This bench is pure warmth in winter, discreet, functional and marvellously simple. Inspired by thetravelling rugs that motorbikes carry beneath their front headlight during long trips and Americanfurniture of the 50’s, it transports you to an empty road through the Arizona deserts and the nights inauthentic dinners or a motel on Route 66. The elastics used to hold the cushion in place, in addition tobeing functional, allow two completely different concepts of the piece depending on the viewpoint.Este banco es puro calor en invierno, es discreto, sencillo, funcional y maravillosamente simple.Inspirado en las mantas que llevan las motos bajo su faro delantero en los viajes y en el mobiliarioamericano de los años 50, te traslada a una carretera vacía por el desierto de Arizona y a las nochesen un dinners o un motel de la Ruta 66. Los elásticos que sujetan el cojín, además de ser funcionalesprovocan dos lecturas completamente distintas dependiendo del ángulo de visión de la pieza.
we have been in galicia, in martinezotero´s foundation, there’s a farm withlambs, cows an many other animals. evawas fascinated by the lambs the lambs, so cute, but not so intelligent.
One day our friend pepa offered to do some pictures with our pieces, she is so nice and a fantastic artist! the result couldn’t be better as you can see. check her web site and see... www.pepaprieto.com
One day one woman asked him‘what do you to survive?’he said ‘oh my dear listen here’and this is what he criedOn my feet I wear two shoes for dancing‘dancing to be free’my feet they’re paying tribute tothe Bobby Marley legacyMy knees they’ve got some cuts and bruisesfrom skating all my dayswhen i’m skating with my friendsmy troubles drift awayI say my legs they’re wearing baggy pantsI like to move aroundcos getting down and jumping upthese are some good things that I foundboom shak the empire be risingboom shak we making some lovinboom shak the greedy men runningboom shak got two shoes for dancinMy waist it’s got a slinky beltwith a clip that’s quick to openbecause loving is the sweetest thingand from my waist it happenAnd my stomachs got some tasty foodthat’s making me feel goodcos sharing some meals is somethingi wish the world could doAnd my chest it wears a singletah my chest it beating proudmy chest suggest I am a manthat no institution can knock downAnd around my neck is superstitionhanging from a chainbecause i’ve got my gods but in the endI make my own wayMy mouth it’s got a great big smilethat shows some great big teethto friends it brings a happinessand to enemies it means defeatAnd my eyes they’ve got some visionthat can see through many liesah my eyes they look for better thingsthe better things to see in lifeAnd my ears are wearing head phonesthat do play my favourite songsnot music i’m told to likebut the songs that make me dance alongCos on my feet are shoes for dancing‘dancing to be free’my feet they’re paying tribute tothe bobby marley legacytwo shoesthe cat empireost of the bike video “seasons” an amazing dvd about 6 bikers during a year in their lives.
cloudy chairthe cloudy chair was created after my trip to Romania. i spent there 5 days racing on the woods with my ktm 300,and it was constantly cloudy. It was wonderful to see how the clouds went everyday across the trees, and how thetrees tried to find a pale sun ray above the clouds....la cloudy chair la diseñamos después de mi viaje a Rumanía, en el que estuve 5 días corriendo una carrera de endurocon mi ktm 300, y estaba permanentemente nublado. la visión cada día de los enormes árboles con las nubes enredadasen sus ramas era increíble, de las cosas más bonitas que he visto nunca. ver los arboles buscando un rayo de sol porencima de las nubes nos dio la clave para crear esta silla, en la que las ramas también atraviesan las nubes.
Maxipan is a bakery with a cafe area and its concept arises from the merge between Russian and Western European culture. Thisfusion is what we can call the new style of Russian design.The main idea was to emphasize the values of quality and warmth. So we managed to create a cosy place using decorativeelements inspired by the Russian tradition and combined with ambient lighting which is a key factor to enhance and createsmall spaces.The bakery area is demarcate by a carved wooden roof inspired by the traditional Russian houses. For the counter we decidedthat the marble would provide the quality, weight and elegance necessary for the project.The cafe area was intended to contrast with the bakery area. It recreates a comfortable environment with a very faint andpleasant light .
century 21 an old american stylewe wanted to create at home!!house. you have to feel combining wool, wood and metal, the result was something really simple and warm.exactly what a real state agency needs to attend their clients.
we really love this kind of legs!!! look at thethis is the table with the drawer, move thedetail of the wheels, if you need totable, just lift and move it.. this is the flyer dispenser. it remi hanging from a tr nds of houses ee. we were just playing
The cold takes possession of the streets and the countryside, the seawater is colder than ever, and theocean looks at you incredulously when you try to surf a wave. The days grow shorter, and the nights areendless.It is time to take stock and think about future projects, to look inside yourself, and stay at home.The grass is withered by the cold, and if you are lucky you can enjoy a blanket of snow which covers thewhole countryside and the mountainsEveryone believes that winter is hostile. However, to me winter is pleasant, leisurely, peaceful andauthentic. I’m sitting in the studio watching the rain, and how nobody wants to be outdoors. It’s thetime of year when you are most sensitive, and open to your surroundings. It is the best time to design...winterel frío se apodera de las calles y los campos, el agua del mar está más fría que nunca y el océano temira con ojos incrédulos cuando te metes a coger alguna ola. los días se acortan y las noches se haceninterminables.es tiempo de reflexión y de proyectos futuros, de pensar hacia dentro y de estar en casa. la hierba sequema por el frío, y si tienes suerte podrás disfrutar de un manto de nieve que cubrirá todo el campo y lamontaña.todos creen que el invierno es hostil. para mí el invierno es amable, pausado, tranquilo y honesto. estoysentado en el estudio viendo cómo llueve y cómo la gente evita salir a la calle. es el momento del año quemás sensible estás y cuando mejor puede calar algo en ti, es el mejor momento para diseñar...
Tightthere`s not so much times where a project starts on an insignificant idea. but is in this case when youhave to think that maybe that idea i more that it look like and try to develop to finally become a goodproject.this time we were thinking on a modular sofa, and how can we join the modules together, and then thebelt appears as a joke to become on the centre of the idea and here is the result,a very special modular sofa where the textures, materials amd senses have a new meaning mixing warmth,cold and domestic references.
the sofa is done in three different parts and materials that we do not want to hide anything. we wantto show the properties and textures of each one, having a world of different contrasts and colours, usinga bute new wool fabrics contrasting with the aluminium structure and the leather belt that gives thisdomestic aspect that we are looking for.the belt is the center of the project ad the piece that let us to join the different modules and givethe aspect of a set.
another version with coda fabric from kvadrat and galvaniced metal structure.
trip to usa! wehave been manytimes there, butwe always lovecoming back tosan francisco.it’s quiet andeverythingflows like agood wave. nicepeople and manyfriends in sanfrancisco.you’re right, i´m not working an american icon, the newspaper boxes. hot dogs? who wants a hot dog?
downtown on our strida bikes!! there´s millions of textures in NYC, you just have to watch out.beach life guard hut in santa cruz
la colección casper está inspirada en las películas de terror en las que los caserones antiguos tienentodos los muebles tapados por sábanas blancas, dejando entrever sólo la silueta de la pieza que esconden yprovocando así un halo de misterio alrededor de una simple silla. Nosotros lo que hemos hecho es quedarnoscon la sábana, convirtiéndola en plástico rígido y dejando el interior vacío. Así despertamos esainquietud sobre qué habrá debajo de esa pieza o qué se esconderá bajo esa forma.
casper collectionThe Casper Collection is inspired by the classic horror films where the old rundown house hasall its furniture covered in white sheets, allowing the viewer to take in just the shadow of thepiece of furniture it is hiding and provoking a halo of mystery around a simple chair. What we havedone is keeping the sheet, converting it into hard plastic and leaving the interior empty. In thisway we arouse the interest in what is below this piece and what it hides in its physical form.
street gallery is a sneaker shop in madrid. the idea was to create a new typology of sneaker shop.Common shops have their exhibitors at 1.2 m high and you can walk around them and see the faces of othercustomers above them. in this case we have changed drastically this aspect. we want that peoplecan only see the sneakers during their visit!! we have created the exhibitors at 1.7 m high so that youcan see the sneakers and other customers’ feet under the wooden boxes, but not their faces.the shop represents the street of any city, where you can see the houses at the horizon. the floor hasbeen done with the same concrete tiles that can be found in the streets of madrid. the walls have beendone with recycled wood panels, looking for the warmth we need to feel comfortable.it’s not a noisy shop, it’s just a simple solution thinking of the users.street gallery es una tienda de zapatillas en madrid. la idea era crear una nueva tipología de tienda decalzado. las tiendas habituales tienen normalmente unos expositores de 1,2 m de alto más o menos, en loscuales tú puedes ver al resto de los clientes paseando por la tienda o mirando ropa. en nuestra tienda loque hemos creado es unos expositores de 1,7 m de altura de manera que la parte de abajo queda libre. conesta fórmula lo que conseguimos es que tú al visitar la tienda lo único que ves son zapatillas, tanto lasque están en los cajones de madera como las del resto de visitantes, sin poder ver sus caras a través delos expositores.la tienda se ha creado como si fuera una calle con sus casas al fondo. para conseguir este efecto se hadistribuido en cuatro calles diferentes. el suelo se ha resuelto con baldosas de hormigón como las que seutilizan en las aceras de madrid. las paredes se han cubierto de unos paneles de madera reciclada que ledan el punto de calor necesario a la tienda para que nos sintamos cómodos.
general view of the store, you can see the streets with the houses, cleanand simple, this is the language!!!
front view of the store. it’s like a small village!! so quiet....this project represents the power of the textures and the conceptwith no ornaments.
the red house makes you think of something dirty...the wall exhibitiors are inspired on the ny skyline!!
this picture means many things for us. while conflicts are destroying everything, a new life is com-ing and the illusion is growing... it’s the story of human race.These containers are shaped like the sandbags used in the trenches, and it is from that concept thatthey have derived their name. This is a piece with a dreamlike and conceptual character, which serveseither as a container, space divider or as floor level seating. TheGuerrilla Containers, designed and handsewn in the same way as coffee bags, are a reinterpretation ofthis warlike element, converting it into a domestic, intimate piece, which represents the desire toredefine something, originally so dramatic, as a common, welcoming object.Unos contenedores con forma de sacos terreros, como los que se usan en las trincheras, le dan el nombre. Esuna pieza con un carácter muy onírico y conceptual, que bien sirve como contenedor, separador de espacioso asientos para el suelo. Los Guerrilla Containers, realizados y cosidos a mano con la misma técnica quelos sacos de café, reinterpretan este elemento de fines bélicos, para convertirlo en una pieza domésticay cercana, que representa el anhelo de redefinir algo originalmente tan dramático en un objeto cotidianoy amigable.
we tried to start the engine for the video, but it was impossible.it would have been so fun to drive all over the fields..
The Fields sofa is based on the contrast found in the fields. It represents the partitions that arelost on the horizon when travelling along the open road, creating a collage with a thousand colours anddifferent contrasts. This piece is comprised of fully independent modules, such that it can be set upas you wish, without any limitations, allowing you to join them together underneath using a few simplepieces of velcro, creating a completely flexible and robust piece of furniture.Del contraste que se crea en los campos de cultivo, surge el sofá Fields. Representa esas particionesque se pierden en el horizonte, cuando vamos por una carretera, creando un collage de mil colores ycontrastes diferentes. Los módulos de los que se compone esta pieza son todos independientes, de maneraque se puede componer como más guste sin limitación alguna, ya que se unen por la parte inferior con unossimples velcros, creando una pieza completamente flexible y robusta. fields
efrain cutu eva loretoit’s really fun, you can celebrate a party in your sofa or makea new year cocktail. i prefer using it to play with my xbox360. it’s assembled only with velcro stripes!! , no struc ture, it is just unbreakable.
the perfect project!!y por fin llegó el encargo perfecto!!!después de mas de 20 años haciendo snowboard y mas de 12 dedicados en cuerpo y alma a este deporteque me lo ha dado casi todo, llegaron dos encargos en una estación de esquí!!! como comprenderéis cuandonos entró el proyecto en el estudio de mano del grupo aramón no nos lo podíamos creer, eran las mejorescondiciones para que stone desarrollara un proyecto. no solo hablamos de ideas inspiradas en la naturaleza,sino que en este caso, estaríamos inmersos en ella y nos daría la oportunidad de que ambos proyectospasaran a formar parte de esos paisajes que tanto anhelamos en las ciudades.
finally the perfect project knocked our door!!after 20 years snowboarding, living for this sport that has given me everything in my life, twoprojects arrived to the studio for a ski resort, as you will understand when we received the or-ders from the group aramón we couldn’t believe it. it was the best conditions for stone designsto develop a project. we are not only talking about ideas inspired on nature, but in this casewe would be immersed on it, and we will have the opportunity to be part of that nature that wemissed in the big city. the benefit of living in the motorhome is this we spent two weeks on the motorhome off beautiful sunrise the map!! eva found a lonely and nice husky. the artist pepa working on the cabin graphics
desde el otoño del 2009 hemosempezado a colaborar con elgrupo aramón, que gestiona variasestaciones de invierno españolas.Para ellos hemos rediseñado estacabaña en la que lo que pretendemoses que cuando la nieve cubra todoel paisaje la cabaña pase a formarparte de él, creando los mismoscontrastes que crean los árboles dealrededor.last fall 09 we started el portillocollaborating with the aramongroup, which manages several snowresorts in spain, and we havedesigned some restaurants for them.with this shelter what we werelooking for was to make it beingpart of the landscape when it iscompletely covered by the snow,and to obtain this effect, wehave used the same contrast thatthe surrounding trees show.
we have created a real shelter where a red line done with a rope breaks the whiteinterior space.the benches and the tables are done in birch wood representing the old mountainshelters, but with some green paint details to be more dynamic.the lamps are done as fabric tiles to make the space warmer .
El nuevo proyecto que os presentamos es el restaurante Lapiaz en la estación de esquí de Javalambre enTeruel.Dentro del edificio del arquitecto José María Galve hemos creado un autoservicio y una chocolatería, enlos que una vez más hemos intentado que el usuario sea el máximo protagonista, dejándole disfrutar de unespacio cálido y acogedor, lleno de referencias a las montañas que lo rodean. lapiazThe new Project that we present to you is the Lapiaz restaurant in the Javalambre ski station inTeruel.Within the building by the architect José María Galve we have created a self-service restaurant anda chocolatería (a café serving hot chocolate as a speciality) where once again we have tried to madethe customers the main protagonist, allowing them to enjoy the warm, welcoming space full of referencesto the surrounding mountains.
the interior is just a reflection of the landscape. where the slender trees become strongpillars in the interior.
the lamps fly as a ghost trees making the people feel in a forest.
even the coat hangers was design for the project imitating the old hunting trophies hanged on thewall
when you forget something in the forest, the power of nature always reminds me how small we are because,after some time, whatever we abandon there becomes part of this nature, and the trees embrace it as ifthey were welcoming it to this new world. it is amazing how the planet will forgive us everything wedo.in this chair, the wood embraces the plastic seat combining two different technologies and becoming anew way of relation between high tech and our environment.cuando abandonas algo en el bosque, el poder de la naturaleza siempre me recuerda lo pequeños einsignificantes que somos, porque después de un tiempo, todo lo que hemos dejado allí, pasa a formarparte de esa naturaleza donde los árboles lo abrazan dándole la bienvenida a ese nuevo mundo. me pareceincreíble cómo la naturaleza nos perdona todo lo que le hacemos.en esta silla la madera abaraza firmemente el plástico del asiento en señal de respeto mútuo combinandotecnologías diferentes, que juntas crean un nuevo lenguaje único.
oak wood structuredetail with aplastic seat thatmakes the chairfunctional, organicand comfortablecombining twotechniques thatjoin tradition andtechnology...
the usb device has the samemeasures as the typical keyring but converted on a pendrive that you willpersonalize.
ringdriveit’s as simple as this, to become oneof the most international key ringson a pen drive, mixing a very popularicon with the necessities of the newsociety.with this project we offer a newtypology of usb storage device butcombine with the traditional way tomark something or personalize your keyring.also the function of writing your nameon it, avoid you confuse in the officewith the rest of pen drives, or younever forget what are that keys of, oryou can also put your favorite pictureon it.we only understand that this kind ofobjects make more easy for the peopleto assimilate the progress.
corven sofathis is the same concept of the fields but warmer, the wrinkles make it more comfortable and thefilling is also softer than the fields version. when you lie down you feel like when your mother coveredyou with a blanket. it’s great, specially in winter time.
we just try to create simple, useful and functional furniture. we already have madonna, michael jackson ormany others for the show. we only want to make you feel comfortable at home, at the office.... everywhere.we are only designers, that’s all, nothing more than this, and we feel really proud of it. we try to makeyou smile, this is the best reward for our work.
this picture was taken last winter from a plane coming back to madrid from tokyo. it had been snowingall night and a white blanket covered the whole country. here you can see the volcanos and the deepvalleys with some clouds flying free like cotton. i told you, japan is wonderful!! do you understand nowwhere does inspiration come from?
japannovember 2004 was our first time in Japan. since then, we go to Japan twice or three times a year. forus it was one of the most important trips of our personal and professional life, because Japan is the mostinspiring place in the world. We love Japanese habits, their culture, the landscapes, the respect foreverything, the people, the politeness.... everything is different, and we interpret all this on our designscreating pieces with an oriental taste. here you can see how “Japan” won our hearts forever. this is Stone´s Japanese experience!!
sakeSake in our case is notonly a Japanese drink. Thesmall barrels of this liquorgive shape and inspirationto a collection thatdomesticates them and turnsthem into cosy pieces thatare full of life.En nuestro caso Sake no essólo una bebida japonesa.Los pequeños barriles dedicho licor dan forma einspiración a una colecciónque los domestica y losconvierte en piezas llenasde vida y acogedoras.Perfectos como complementopara cualquier espacio sonademás desenfundables, conla base fabricada en abspara soportar el tráfico másintenso sin sufrir deterioroalguno.
three years ago, we began to practice iaido and kenjutsu on a dojo in madrid. in this way we canunderstand better japanese habits, culture and values. the problem is when eva tries to stick herkatana in my head!!. it´s not as “zen” as it looks like.
gizo figures in tokyo here with muji staf f in ma having dinner with Yoshida san in asakusa!!! drid eva after 14 hours flying... inza, cated in g e restaura nt!! it´s lo ut... last February i was in the muji loft toour favorit and noisy b ilway , it´s small check a prototype and i got sick on theunder the ra plane during the flight. when i arrived to tokyo i was coughing a lot and my friend yoshida bought me this medical mask. thanks, i really felt better!! jimbo! the best japanese designer
eva whith our frie nd toru from idea tional. interna- sunset in ginzageishas in kyoto. which one is a man? they are our good friends jin, yuki and the big gon!!
tea watchInspired by the tea ceremony, we have created a watch that uses the tools of this typical Japanesetradition and brings them together on a little watch.In the project you can see the bowl, the tea brush in the little hands of the watch, and the teapowder in a very subtle green hand.With the kind of materials we suggest, we try to transmit the values of nature, and the love of theJapanese for nature. This is the reason why apart from plastic, we have suggested doing it in woodand cork.The best of this project is the simplicity and the cleanliness it has been done with.inspirado en la ceremonia del té, creamos un reloj que recoge todas las herramientas necesarias paradicho acto y las aglutina en un pequeño reloj de pulsera.en él podrás encontrar el típico bol, las delicadas cerdas de la brocha en las manillas y el polvo deté en el color verde de una de ellas.de esta forma intentamos transmitir los valores de algo tan natural y el amor de los japoneses poresta tradición.su mayor virtud es la limpieza y delicadeza con las que está resuelto el diseño.
frosty watchWe love when we wake up in winter and we look out of the window, and we see how the lastnight water drops have frozen in the leaves making those ephemeral crystals. This makes youtake a deep breath of fresh air that allows you to bear the rest of the day happier and morerelaxed, because you know that they will disappear quickly but they will be back next morning.Inspired on this moment, we have designed the frosty watch, like a watch with a drop offrosty water covering the hands and the machinery, where you can see through the glass but nottotally clear, just like frozen water. nos encanta cuando en invierno miras a través de la ventana y ves cómo las gotas de la noche anterior han quedado heladas sobre las hojas y cómo esos efímeros cristales te dan una bocanada de aire fresco que te ayuda a llevar mejor el resto del día, porque sabes que desaparecerán rápido, pero que volverán a estar ahí mañana temprano. inspirándonos en ese momento diseñamos el frosty watch en el que una escarcha en esfera hace que veamos con cierto desnfoque las agujas que alberga debajo.
Japan is not just a country, it’s not just its culture, its values, its people... japan for us is a constantsource of inspiration. In this case we have seen this picture and we would love to turn it into a realproject, where we can show all the poetry and the beauty of this garden with the only contrast of theumbrella.We have done the japan watch as a game where its hands only appear as a line for a moment, and therest of the time, they look as if they have nothing to do between them. This is the most beautifulaspect of the project, finding the perfect shape just for a few seconds and after that loosing itagain till the next hour...
is in sunRISEIn the end the project represents something as simple as thelight, which, on the other hand, is one of the variables thatmost influences our perception of landscape, and it is theresponsible of filling our environment with life, colours andcontrast. The same space seen at different day times or evenin different seasons of the year, it changes completely. This ishow, depending on the model, they decided to create one inspiredby the pale morning light. This is the IS model, designed inblue and gray shades, as a sky extension, with the dashboard inwhite. This was something really bold for Lexus because they hadnever dared to make white interiors as they were afraid thatwould provoke awkward reflections. However, this was exactlywhat Cutu and Eva were looking for, that the light fills up theinterior making the user wake up slowly so he can feel the light,mixed up with dewdrops from a slow dawn, caressing his face.
lexusThis project was specifically conceived for the ‘Colour and Trim’ Department, which is in charge ofdesigning the different finishes, upholsteries, colours, etc. In this case, they were looking for a newtypology for the vehicles’ interiors in which the finishes, colours and textures could create a new linethat covered a target audience that at that time was not covered by Lexus. Discovering the L-finesseconcept was certainly a great satisfaction for Eva and Cutu because the values and concepts includedin it, together with its conception of luxury, were completely similar to the Stone Designs’ philosophy.What surprised most to the Lexus team from Eva and Cutu’s work was their ability to conceptualise theproject and to create a storyline that showed perfectly their philosophy without mentioning or payingattention to purely aesthetic values. One of the biggest differences when working in this sector isthat, for instance, Lexus used to design the interiors like separate elements, that is, creating first acombination of colours and upholstery for the passenger’s front seat that afterwards would be cloned inthe driver’s and in the passenger’s back seat.Eva and Cutu do not understand that way of designing, and they bet for treating the car’s interiorlike a global space in which we can have many different experiences and receive a lot of stimulus.This is why they could not work on isolated elements of a common space. They managed to make theexperience start the moment the user gets in his car and enters the ignition key. This way, theinterior is not an isolated space in the environment but, instead, the landscape pours it out mergingthe space so that the user can perceive what happens around him much more intensely, turning thetravelling experience not necessarily into something spectacular or exciting, but into something alwaysauthentic.
RX in sunSHINEThe RX model is inspired by midday, when the light fallsmore vertical and it lets us enjoy a lush colour burst in thelandscape, where the shadows are scarcely perceptible and theflowers shine in the countryside like the stars in a night sky.For this reasons, and also for its more adventurous character, theinterior was designed adding the red colour, like an evocativeelement in a field full of flowers. Red was not used in a massiveway; it was rather mixed up with beige shades to confer it abrighter aspect and to transmit the user a joyful feeling thatmay help him face the new day with a more positive attitude..
GS in sunsetThe GS model. This is the one in which it can be seen more clearlythe concept of working globally in the vehicle’s interior. If wehave a look at the seats, they are upholstered asymmetrically,but this effect disappears when they are looked at as a whole,because you can quickly realise that they keep a symmetry alltogether, as a whole, but not looking at each element separately.This model is inspired by the sunset light, specifically by themoment when you are driving and you take your sunglasses off toenjoy the kind orangey face of the sun that seems to reconcilewith the user after a long journey. To remark this effect, thiscolour has been interpreted like an orange light that covers thecar at the back, as if the last sun shines painted the brownleathered front seatbacks from the back windscreen, and the sunembraced their sides, remembering us that the next day it willcome back again to fill with light and energy our simple lives.
And finally the three models were launched on august 26 2010under a limited stone designs edition!!!
k y o t o b e d 2005 bell in tokyo. fallaccessories can be hanged on the headboard, side table, candle, lamp... it’s just your choice. clean and easy
Muji asked us to develop a project for single people that live in very small apartments and do not havemuch money for the furniture. we decided to work with pipe tube because it’s cheap and allows us tocreate a complete collection for these small houses, with a very harmonious image.singles
typical japanese apartment, it’s around 12 m2 !!!!
in japan you have totake into accounthow to use the wallswithout hanginganything because theyare too thin to bedrilled. so, in orderto have shelves on thedesk, we have createda frame where you canhang different itemsand use this storagespace without drillingthe wall.
the tv set works the same way as the desk, you can change the shelves between them and make differentcombinations.the sofa has two versions, one large with an armrest that it is at the same time the headboard of thebed, and a small version more simple without the armrest and the side table.we have made a modular bed to keep under the mattress the plastic boxes that muji is selling actuallyat its shops.
the coat hanger works as ahanger and as a lamp. you cantake out the lamps and fix itin any other part of the house
the suit hanger is also modular and you can rotate its parts to find the finalposition you need
As its name indicates, it is inspired by Origami figures, an art where the paper is not cut in anyway, just folded until it gives the desire shape. The Origami lamp is based on an initial steel fold towhich we have made further folds, achieving a support mechanism by which the bulb is literally suspendedwithout any form of bracket or anchorage. Furthermore, the lamp is based on such a thin fold that itcreates an oscillating effect, like the grass when moved by wind.Como su propio nombre indica, está inspirada en las figuras de Origami, donde el papel no sufre ningúntipo de corte, únicamente pliegues que finalmente le dan la forma deseada. La lámpara Origami parte deun pliego de acero al que sólo dándole ciertos pliegues, conseguimos un soporte de pie en el que la bombillaqueda literalmente colgada sin ningún tipo de soporte o anclaje. Además, la lámpara al ser un pliego tanfino crea un efecto oscilante como la hierba cuando es movida por el viento.
The traditional japanese money trays inspired us to create a wood tray where you will leave your cellphone or coins during the night,the idea is that you wake up every morning feeling the texture of thenatural oak wood in your hand.
radiothe first sketches nothing have to do with the final result but the concept has been shown from thebeginning
it is a clean white block inspired by a friendly morning light.
when the alarm clock radio is switched on, you will see under the translucent plastic the numbers or songinformation.the oak tray makes this piece warmer and becomes a new cathegory of product where nature appears as themain character.every morning you push the oak tray to stop thealarm or snooze, and a cold morning gesture becomesa beautiful and warm experience because the firstthing you feel every morning is the natural oak inyour hand.
STATIONERY AREAS FOR THE MUJISHOPS. tradition nature commitmentin this case, muji asked us about a new project to change their existing stationery areas in their shopsfor a new concept that let them continue being the leader in this category.we had to create a concept that shows the authenticity and the real values of the muji spirit. in thisway we were inspired by three concepts that let us create a new typology of exhibitor, keeping theconcepts of functionality and simplicity.
*traditiontradition understood as a trip tothe past, recovering the icon ofthe first stationery items from1989, using the same materialto show the value of the goodquality products.*naturejapan is one of the countrieswith most volcanic activity inthe world, having wonderful blacksand landscapes which remind youthat japan is boiling under yourfeet, this makes you feel aliveand part of a nature that isconstantly changing.*commitmenteverything you do inyour life comes back toyou in a different way.the commitment of aresponsible consumption,is the only path we haveto walk for a betterfuture. we have tocreate a "close circleconsumption" where all theresources we use to createthe products are just thebeginning of eternal-lifeitems.
some sketches of the process where you willsee the evolution and details of everyelements that compose the final result.
we use the table archetype because we think that stationery has to be exhibited on its natural space,and nothing better than a table! it is an icon that everyone connects with stationery items, and at thesame time keeps the simplicity and functionality we need.the lamp gives us warmth and becomes an item that everyone will recognize where the stationery area is. *tradition. the structure and legs are made on aluminium like the first muji pencil. *nature. the top of the table is done in black mdf with a very similar texture to the black sand andthe covers of muji notebooks. *commitment. because we use a modular system containers made on recycled paper that means muji iscommitted with the environment.
the collection of containers has the shape and form that let you exhibit the different items on aperfect place, we also designed standard ones for unusual products.the paper boxes can be removed from the holes and changed for a mdf boards becoming a long table.
in conclusion, we think the stationery areas have to be more domestic and conceptual keeping thefunctional values but thinking in the quality of the exhibition, not only in its quantity.
ginkgoIn Japan, the ginkgo tree is venerated. Several ginkgotrees survived the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in1945 and continue to live today. For this reason, the treesare considered a bearer of hope and a symbol of resilienceand peace on the island nation.That is why the distinctive fan-shaped ginkgo leaf is apopular motif in Japanese art and is used in the logos ofthe city of Tokyo and railway logo companie Toei.
Here is the result, a repeatable element that will shape on thousands of different combinations,as elegance as japanese love to do everything.We love the traditional japanese pictures, where they use their cultural icons to compose theirlandscapes!!!
spain alightTokyo Designer’s Week 2011Spainalight originates from an environment in which light acts as theprotagonist, and how it forges the character of Spanish design. An entirelynew concept, an exhibition space where large areas of light are mixed, givinglife to this collection. A space that praises Spanish designer’s diversityand in turn, increases their value. An exhibition where the visitor’sinteraction will take on new meaning, and who in turn, become the true maincharacters of this event, allowing you to enjoy and perceive with all yoursenses, the quality and passion that the Spanish stamp on their products.Light has provided our own language for both creators and manufacturersalike, light that each day reminds us that we can shine stronger and thatthose using our products deserve such effort; and light from the dusk remindsin a gentle way that it is worth working towards tomorrow, offering betterproducts and new solutions every day.
sunshine from the hotel window woman working on a shrine in nikko. maybe you don`t see anything special in this picture, but seeing the tokyo metro completely empty is very very strange.a man taking out boiled eggs from thewater in hakone. sometimes is amazing how capricious nature will be, look at this trunk going down mount fuji . we did it!!! we clibed the fuji on 3 hours!!!
small details of nikko.bridge in hibiya japanese details. japan is plenty of small details that make japanese the most special and sensitive people in the world. they represent what i would like to be, and they show me discipline and the love for the things well done. they will bring you to the perfect balance between beauty and function, nature and technology and love and respect. dry bush and steam in hakone
coll de la botellaWe still don’t know if the concept of using Matryoshka dollscame first, or maybe it was the idea of using the archetype of amountain house, but the thing is that, in the end, both ideas mergedand they resulted in the project that you are about to see.The idea was to create simple volumes that share the samecharacteristics with the landscape and represent a livingarchitecture, built with the materials provided by nature and collmaking the most of all its qualities, allowing the user to feel itspower and purity. e lallaThe commitment with the fact that everything must have a purpose d ehas resulted in a building full of suggestive atmospheres, extremelyfunctional, which plays with customers’ senses, in a not at all bottraditional way given this kind of architecture.The idea of creating different little houses” in which ones get “into the others has allowed us to design a unique set of volumes inthe landscape. These volumes sometimes remind us of a forest andother times represent a wink to the autochthonous architecture. Inthis particular way, we are sure that the visitor will by absolutelycaptivated by the different options and services offered by thebuilding and that it will arouse in him a new way of understandingwinter resorts’ catering. 159
seraphitainspired on the landscapes during the fourseasons we have develop this project for ashoes franchise. it is as simple that youwill think that it`s naked, we just want tomake a sensorial path where the user willfeel different sensations including thesmell, touch, wonderful colours and texturesfor your eyes. as a franchise we want itcould be very flexible and we have donejust a box where the walls are painted ona neutral gray to contrast with the warmand so natural oak wood that you will findin the walls and floor, small trees where abeautiful fabric flowers grow up from thewalls to give you the sensation of differentlandscapes depending of the fabric colours.
we really love enamel metal lamps and objects, alsobecause they are disappearing from the market. with thislamp we try to give a new interpretation inspired by theold enamel cups that we used in our old days in the scoutsgiving it a new use taken from that wonderful old days. the lamp will be orientated with a mechanism that al very simple lows to decide th e light direction.
this shelving system is inspired by the old incas walls, which they built with a magnificentperfection, creating wonderful rock puzzles.our piece combines the hi-tech. with the old incas concept. we have four different module sizes thatallow to keep on 4 by 4 on the same box, and, at the same time, when you compose them together, you havea piece very dynamic and versatile.esta librería está inspirada en los antiguos muros que construían los incas. trabajaban con una perfeccióntal, que literalmente copiaban unas rocas sobre otras para que encajaran al milímetro entre sí.nuestra pieza combina una tecnología de vanguardia con la tradición de los incas. al tener 4 módulos dedistinto tamaño, lo que se consigue es que podamos empaquetarlas de cuatro en cuatro y que de esta manera,al componerlas tengamos una pieza versatil llena de movimiento.
detail of the small piece that we use to keep the modules together.here you see the basic combination, and another one with 16 modules.
sprThe best part of the whole yearis seeing how everything comes tolife again after a cold winter. Thedays suddenly become longer, anda gentle and pleasant sun entersthrough the studio windows, littleby little bathing our tables witha pale light. Plants and animalsslowly emerge from their winterlethargy. Some of the quickest todo so are the almonds, which arealready flowering by the end ofFebruary, forgetting, as they doevery winter, that the cold is notyet over and that in a few days´time their flowers will be strewnon the ground after a late snowfall.They don’t seem to learn, but I’mnot criticising them, it’s onlynatural that the first signs of lifeand light make us want to reachout to others to share the moment.It is a time for socialising, forbeing with people, with friends…it is a time for listening to themand understanding them, because,after all, the winter has beenlong, hard and solitary…especiallysolitary. It is one of the besttimes for creation, because you cantalk to anyone about their life,the weather, work etc in a waythat makes it easier to give themanswers that help them live theirlives better.
ing ver cómo todo cobra vida de nuevo después del frío invierno es de lo mejor que te pasa durante el año. de repente los días se alargan y un sol suave y amable entra por el cristal del estudio y poco a poco baña nuestras mesas de una luz pálida. lentamente todo despierta de su letargo invernal. los que lo hacen con más prisa son los almendros, que a finales de febrero ya están floreciendo olvidándose año tras año de que aún no ha terminado el frío, y de que en pocos días esas flores terminarán en el suelo, fruto de alguna nevada tardía. parece que no aprenden, pero no lo critico, es normal que con el mínimo atisbo de vida y de luz todos queramos compartir ese momento con los demás. es tiempo de relacionarse, de estar con la gente, amigos... es tiempo de entenderles y escuchar, al fin y al cabo el invierno se ha hecho largo, duro y solitario... sobre todo solitario. realmente es un buen momento para la creación, porque puedes hablar con cualquiera de su vida, del tiempo, de trabajo... y eso nos ayuda a darles respuestas que sencillamente les ayuden a vivir mejor.
alcatraz federal penitentiary. we have been there lastspring and we really found a nice place, where the olddays turned into beautiful flowers all over the rock
we created this small village like this diary. we tried to represent the four seasons and we createdambiences for each one. this one represents the summer and it is a surfboard shaper room.it is blue. shape rooms are always blue because the board’s shape can be better observed. i don’t know...maybe people don’t understand but only surfers know the feeling!!
this is the fall, and represents a farm with bales of hay packed on the granary waiting for the cold days.this is the spring. a modest dining room where you can hang on the walls all the family pictures.
this is the farmers’ living room. this is what luxury means for us. it’svery simple, just an easy life, nothing else but what you need.
eva never stops!! sh e can be drilling cell phone at the and talking on th same time.. e oom!! he shape r painting t that´s mediego and cristobal working hard to finish everythingbefore the opening day.
A collection of centrepiece tables that represent the falling of the last few water drops on a stormy day.It represents that moment when at last everything relaxes after a storm and reflects all the tranquillitywe need after a day at work. As there are two versions, we can partially hide one under the other, so we can make different combinations depending on the space available. drops Una colección de mesas de centro representa la caída de las últimas gotas de agua de un día de tormenta. Simboliza ese momento en el que por fin todo se relaja como después de un temporal y refleja toda la quietud que necesitamos después de un día de trabajo. Al existir dos versiones, podemos ocultar una parcialmente bajo la otra, de manera que podemos hacer diferentes combinaciones en función de los espacios.
summer in tignes 00 m :30 am 3,6eva and jorge at 8 nuria and me in the grande motte 3.600m on the second night i was snowing the whole night, the next morning the mountains appeared as you see in the pictures, they looked like sugar cakes!! it was so beautiful to be snowboarding there. corven before riding its bike after snowboarding we went to ride our bikes on the woods. the landscapes in the alps are wonderful and the weather in summer is so nice. this is the kind of summer we need to obtain enough energy for the rest of the year eva, nuria and me with the mont blanc at the bottom.
This project for the Ymedia offices has been one of the greatest challenges we have ever faced, not onlyfor its size but also because the three different companies that make up the group (Ymedia, Wink andYperform) had their own needs, different from the rest.Two principles ruled the project from the beginning: “the staff well-being has a direct impact in thesuccess of the company” and “all the people that work there have to feel at home”. A detail that reflectsthese principles is the wall of pictures that can be found at the reception. It has been done with picturessent by the employees, which evoke something inspiring for them, and this makes them feel indispensable intheir great team.
winkWe have also used a small material range in order to have a coherent and simple vision, and workingwith the colour in an intelligent way, always from its most emotive side, we obtain a warm and friendlyinterior in which everyone, regardless their position, feels at home.Natural oak is the predominant material, which confers the office this aspect of a cabin, and combinedwith intense-colour fabrics, shows us how nature overwhelm Ymedia offices. Both the furniture and theinterior architecture have a clear landscape inspiration. They recreate with the table dividers a horizonthat disappears at dusk, or in the case of the directors’ offices, a small village in which they livetogether with their teams in a natural, easy going, close and modest way.Maybe one of the best qualities of this project is that the functional aspect has gone always togetherwith the most emotive aspect, making together a unique, comfortable and long-lasting place.
Sharp chairwe love mount biking, and for a long time we have been fascinated by hydroform frames and their properties.but, apart from these fantastic qualities, the best thing is the wonderful shapes you can have with thismanufacturing technique, where a simple tube becomes a fantastic and organic piece, where all this beautybecomes function thanks to its stiffness.the final result is just using two different technologies inspired by a natural gesture as simple as sharpinga pencil or a stick, a gesture where you will find an answer to create a very solid and strong chair butincredibly light!!!
its shape, light and stiff, reminds us of a carved branch or a sharp pencil. in this case, contrasting the polished finishing with the oak texture.
is not only how amazing the visual result will be, but it is even more amazing when you hold it and feelhow light it is!!!the aluminium can be on many different colours with many different finishes.
foster´s hollywoodnos encargaron la nueva imagen de los foster´s hollywood, una cadena de restaurantesde casual dining. tenian una serie de elementos que actualmente les funcionaban anivel decorativo pero a los que nosotros quisimos dar un sentido.de esta forma, se buscó una inspiración en el cine, pero siempre buscando elementosatemporales, que no pudieran pasar de moda con el tiempo. por esta razón recurrimos areferencias como los cubos de palomitas, las claquetas o la estructura de un antiguoestudio de cine.a casual dining restaurants company asked us to redesign their interiors. they alreadyhad some elements we had to maintain on the new project, but we tried to give it anew sense. we have used some cinematography items as a reference, but always lookingfor something really timeless. we have used the popcorn packages, the clapperboardand the wooden structure of and old cinema studio.
the interior reminds of an old cinema studio with this wooden structure.
the chair is not only stackable, but it can also be hanged on the table to clean the place moreeasily and faster. the lamps are done with three pop corn buckets
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Together with its wooden version, we should highlight that this is one of the pieces we are most proudof. It is such a simple concept that it required a large prototypal process to obtain the result we werelooking for. It is a bookshelf which functionally strives to achieve some form of gradient so that thebooks are always tidy and allow a certain level of movement. But at the same time, it is comprisedof 40x40cm modules which are repeated as many times as necessary to achieve the desired size. As amodular piece, we can also add different colours as we wish, making our bookshelf unique. The interplaybetween the shelves and how they support each other gives rise to a highly architectural end product, anatural response to its support system.Por qué no decir que es de las piezas junto con su versión en madera de las que más orgullosos estamos.Es tan sencilla en su concepto que requirió un largo proceso de prototipado hasta conseguir el resultadoque buscábamos. Consiste en una librería que funcionalmente busca tener algo de inclinación para que loslibros se queden siempre ordenados y para darle cierto movimiento. Pero a su vez se compone de un módulode unos 40x40 cm que se repite las veces que sean necesarias hasta obtener el tamaño deseado. Al sermodular, podemos además combinar los diferentes colores a nuestro gusto haciendo así nuestra libreríaúnica. El encuentro de las baldas y cómo se soportan unas a otras le da un resultado muy arquitectónico yuna respuesta directa de su sistema de sustentación.
i couldn’t resist the power of riding fixed bikes after a trip to tokyo, where i fell in love with thebeautiful fixed bikes i saw there, then i started to assemble my first one and now i enjoy my light bluetrinity frame all over the city!!
we designed the palet sofa for a company that exclusively manufactures sofa beds. i remember the daywe received the sofa’s structure, i really couldn’t believe it!! it was like a monster!! something reallyenormous!! in fact we had little leeway, so we decided to work on its sides and create a piece inspiredby the traditional pallets where all the elements had to be inside the wood structure.with this solution, we have created a very versatile piece in which the user will be able to decideamong different combinations, different armrest’s heights, having a side table or a magazine rack.diseñamos el sofá palet para una empresa que se dedica exclusivamente a fabricar sofás cama. el díaque nos mandaron al estudio la estructura del sofá, ¡¡no nos lo podíamos creer!!. era un pedazo de monstruoenorme que nos dejaba poco margen de maniobra para diseñar algo interesante. el caso es que como noscondicionaba en tantos aspectos, pensamos sacarle partido a la pieza sobre todo en la zona en la que eramas versátil. los laterales nos dejaron el espacio suficiente para trabajar y crear un volumen inspiradoen los habituales palets el concepto contemplaba que todas las piezas de este rompecabezas tendrían queestar contenidas dentro de este “palet” virtual que habíamos creado. así podemos combinar difernetesalturas de brazos, mesa lateral, revistero etc.
MatrioskaLa verdad es que no somos demasiado partidarios demezclar conceptos en una sola pieza, sobre todo, porquenos gusta que las ideas sean rotundas y claras para queel usuario las pueda percibir rapidamente y sin esfuerzo.Pero igual de cierto es, que cuando tienes dos conceptosque se complementan y funcionan como un engranaje,conseguimos un resultado absolutamente magico.En el caso de este proyecto, la idea de unas matrioskasnos da la forma y la excusa, para crear una luminaria queinvestiga la luz filtrada a traves de colores que semexclan entre si, como cuando los rayos del sol penetranen el interior de un bosque y reflejan los colores,llenando de vida y de matices elespacio. Una sencilla, paro efectiva forma de descubrir ybanar de color y luz calidalos espacios con una forma sugerente que a todos nosresulta familiar.
petalsi love flowers...because they keep a wonderful secret inside, because under the colorful petals its the secret ofcreation, the treasure of a little space where their future is under a beautiful shape to seduce andmake let them exist for generations.
petals means the privacy and warmth of the interior, creating a micro space where you will feel safe andrelax with a cup of tea or maybe having an easy chat in the hotels lobby
everybody is in da house tonight!!! come on!! “cool and the gang”
prototype of the restaurantthis project was inspired by theamerican dinners restaurants. we wantto make people have fun and to be happy.we designed for the walls these woodenpieces that create a warm atmosphereand they are really easy to assemble, andthey can also be used to put some ads onthem.the front office is an old style driveto catch your attention all the time. weplay a lot with the light effects andwith american icons such as neon lightsand big banners. once more we designed the whole furniture for the project. the tables, the bench, the trash can and even the trays!!
cherry cakethe project involved making a pouffe that could be used as an auxiliary seat for home or for contractprojects. it´s a project that keeps inside the simplicity of a piece that doesn’t want to be the maincharacter, which wants to adapt to any ambience whitout making any noise.its particular upholstery shows us its fanciful shape, that allows us to make thousands of differentcombinations very easily, because it doesn’t have any mechanic part.we have created these rubber “cherries” to keep them together very easily.
es un puf que esconde en su interior la sencillez de un proyecto que no quiere ser protagonista, que quiereadaptarse a cualquier espacio o ambiente sin estridencias.su particular forma de tapizarlo, da como resultado su caprichosa forma final, gracias a la cual podemos unirunos con otros y crear infinidad de combinaciones fácilmente y sin necesidad de mecanismos ni herrajes.el elemento de unión de nuestros particulares “pastelitos” son unas cerezas que los unen por la parte inferior.este pequeño detalle nos da la opcion de poderlos juntar sin peligro de que terminen todos dispersos por elespacio en el que estén ubicados. así, el resultado final es un proyecto cercano, fácil de entender y queno quiere seguir ninguna tendencia, sino sencillamente crear un espacio agradable para permanecer un ratosentado, bien sea en casa, en la recepción de un hotel, etc.
rita chairwoodRita is rough, Spartan, light and round. It doesn’t have anything to hide, it is completely sincere andas transparent as water, it is like a shout of “enough” to superfluous pieces whose only aim is to inflatetheir creator’s ego. Rita says why do more than strictly necessary, that is the secret of her beauty;that the shape is simply the result of a carefully worked constructive process. It is an exceedinglysimple collection. Its beauty radiates from the extreme simplicity of its manufacturing withoutconceding to the ornamental and the fusion of wood and metal, allowing this to penetrate the very heartof the wood, seeing a line drawn by the leg section on the upper part of the seat and drowning thewooden top in colour.Rita es ruda, espartana, clara y rotunda. No tiene nada que ocultar, es completamente sincera ytransparente como el agua, es un grito de basta ya de tanto elemento superfluo sin más objetivo que hacercrecer el ego de su creador. Rita dice que para qué hacer más de lo estrictamente necesario, ahí estael secreto de su belleza, que su forma es únicamente el resultado de un trabajado proceso constructivo.Es una colección resuelta de una manera sencillísima. La belleza radica en su sencillez extrema defabricación sin dar concesiones al ornamento y en la fusión de madera y metal, dejando que éste penetrehasta el corazón mismo de la madera, viéndose por la parte superior del asiento una pequeña línea quedibuja la sección de la pata y mancha de color la tapa de madera.
detail of the encounter between the plywood rita table, made on plywood and metal. and the leg. it looks like a fine line drawn in the board.detail of the different parts of the chair.
it’s a bar located in a small village supported by orange fields. inspired by this concept wehave proposed a bar where the orange juice flood all over the floor and comes up till the middleof the wall.the rest of the shapes are inspired by the orange trees,
the straps sofa is a sofa inspired by the shape of potatoes. The only thing we have done isto take a soft sofa and put two straps to give it the shape you see in the pictures. it isvery cheap to produce and it is really comfortable.el sofá straps está inspirado en la forma que tienen las patatas. lo único que hemos hechoes coger un sofá blando y cómodo y le hemos puesto unos elásticos para darle la forma. deesta manera conseguimos no tener que fabricar diferentes cojines y obtener así un preciorealmente competitivo.
it´s not fast food. it´s healthy and good food!!meal solutions
we wanted to transmithealth, fresh and homefood. the project isinspired by the birchwoods from finland ornorway. we have createda particular forest forthe dining room, wherepeople will be able toalmost hear the birds...
view of the refrigerators and the tables.detail of the front office. done with compact woodtiles in white colour to keep a very clean image.
once again we have designed the whole furniture for the project. the stools are inspired by tupperwares.the ceiling comes down to separate the ambiences without architectural elements.
bon voyagei love airports. an airport is a place that makes me feel free, when i see on the monitors all thoseplaces where i could go to. it´s also a place to think on your projects... you always have to wait hoursand hours seeing people from everywhere passing in front of you. it’s like the babel tower...
This is a shelf designed to represent an aeroplane wing. A piece which has great decorative presenceon its own without a need for further ornamentation. The tip of the wing comes a few centimetres awayfrom the wall, invading in some way the area it occupies, coming to form part of this space.Es una balda que representa el ala de un avión. Una pieza que por sí sola tiene muchísima presenciadecorativa sin necesidad de añadirle ningún ornamento. La punta del ala vuela de la pared unoscentímetros, para que invada de algún modo el espacio que ocupa, pasando a formar parte de él.Su estructura nos permite además que pueda recoger mucho peso aun siendo una sola balda colgada de lapared
the flavor of the old New York has landed in the Ecko Unltd flagship store in Madrid.the origin of the brand was during the late eighties with a short collection of 6 t-shirts based on thegraffiti and hip hop culture.in this case we wanted to show in the shop the taste of the old NYC, but with the evolution of anestablished brand that becomes a giant during this two decades.one more time we just use a few material to transmit the concept using the painted OSB boards thatreminds us the typical NY street and at list, the only structure that survive for years, the scaffoldsthat you will find all around the city.we have redefined this apparently chaos city on a white cool space, keeping the disorder from the bestNY.
the blow shelf is one of those pieces that makes you think on the power of shape. apparently thewindmill’s shape is just functional to make the shelves moving, but we have used this shape to make atotal modular shelving system, that with a small balance it has all the books strighten up.and the best thing is that if you use it in a different position, you will have a horizontal shelf, asthe normal ones.blowla librería blow es una de esas piezas que te hacen pensar en la fuerza de la forma. aparentemente laforma de un molino de viento es meramente funcional para hacer girar sus aspas, pero nosotros la hemosutilizado y reinterpretado para darle un nuevo uso y convertirla en todo un sistema de estanterías, que tepermite tener una estantería con una pequeña inclinación, de forma que tus libros siempre estén en orden.lo mejor de todo es que si giras la pieza puedes componerla de forma completamente horizontal.
that’s me after 7 hours riding in the woods israel and me afte r the first day race.red bull romaniacs 2008 (www.redbullromaniacs.com)this September i was competing with two friends (israel and harriet) at the red bull romaniacs, theworld’s hardest enduro rally. it consisted of 5 days riding in the carpathians, you wouldn’t believe howbeautiful they are. the woods, the rivers, the mountains.... when you get into the woods you have to switchon your light because it’s completely dark.when you step on the ground, you fall on a bed of leaves that comes up to your knees... it’s simplyincredible how the nature can take you and make you feel so small. Definitely, the carpathians is one ofthose places where i would love to live in.
the living room has been conceivedlike a forest. you can see thatthere are trees in all the walls.this atmosphere transports me to allthose places i love. even the shelfis a 3d tree because we do not wantanything to disturb us from the relaxwe have at home.
this is my house, we called it nomad house because all the rooms and pieces have wheels and can be movedall around the house. it’s very simple, we installed electric plugs on the ceiling to have electricitywithout cables on the floor. it’s like living in the woods, we have our own trees, fields etc. all roomsare separated by a Nordic quilt that makes them warm and clean. if you open these quilts, you’ll have onecommon space with different floor levels.