In mid-2000 we asked Gabriel to create a new programme for us. With Track and Truck he had surprised us, he had thrilled us. And now we were expecting the same. We didn’t make it easy for him. The process has been, like most of the processes leading to something good, tortuous but fun. The result, the best. Gabriel’s proposal is not a simple aesthetic or functional thing, it is a whole world of sensations, it is the result of a very intense process of creativity and, without doubt, a great dose of audacity. Once again, he has managed to surprise us, to thrill us.
“I really don’t know the clue for the success of a project. But I’m sure that if you try to create something everybody will like, in the end nobody likes it. Aridi gave me the opportunity to make something different, giving me complete freedom to do it, an essential driving force. This gave rise to thrill and the will to create furniture seen from a different point of view, even if it would be basically the same as always. Therefore I think that the Aire and Eria programs are, rather than furniture lines, pure sensation.” - Gabriel Teixidó