Gaulino by BD Barcelona

Gaulino

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Designer Oscar Tusquets Blanca
Launched in 2010
Architonic id 1139644

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It is a great pleasure to see that Bd is going to launch an improved re-edition of the historic Gaulino chair which, designed in 1987, was selected for the Industrial Design Prize and Adi-Fad in1989 and in Iberdiseño in 1990. Since then it has always been included in the retrospective shows of Spanish Design, in both exhibitions and publications, and has become a point of reference in twentieth century design in our country. In this work, some critics detected my admiration for Salvador Dalí but, when I saw it finished, I thought that the clearest influences came from Antoni Gaudí and Carlo Mollino: this is why the chair was called Gaulino. Although its appearance is totally handmade, the Gaulino was my first really industrial project in wood; with it I discovered just what machines could do and make. I learned and enjoyed it very much and I think it is one of my best works.

Old rock fans never die and Oscar Tusquets loves to demonstrate this. This architect, artist —the drawing of the dama molliniana shows it— and writer, has designed nearly everything during his long career —his work has its own encyclopaedia, compiled by Juli Capella and published by Electa— and in particular many chairs, some of them much admired, but possibly none so beautiful as Gaulino. In this piece —says Tusquets— some critic detected his well-known admiration for Salvador Dalí but, when he saw it finished, it seemed to him that the clearest influences came from Antoni Gaudí and Carlo Mollino. This is why it is called Gaulino. He designed it in 1987 and since then it has become a point of reference in Spanish design. “I learned and enjoyed it very much and I consider it one of my best works. Although its appearance is totally artisanal, it was my first really industrial project in wood; that was when I realised what machines could do.” Nearly a quarter of a century later, BD is re-launching it, improved, accompanied by a new table design and with the knowledge of having a unique and unrepeatable chair which has a great story to tell. With it BD has begun making a series of audiovisuals —BD STORIES— on their most iconic designs.


Product group: Seating Tables Garden seating Garden chairs Chairs Dining tables stackable …stackable open base …with open base with armrests …with armrests with seat in leather with 4-leg base …with four-leg base with boat-shaped top with top in solid wood with base in solid wood with four-leg base
Designer: Oscar Tusquets Blanca

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