18.6.2002 - 24.9.2002
Centre Cultural Caixa Catalunya, La Pedrera
Passeig de Gràcia, 92 | 08008 Barcelona
Tel. 934 845 900
Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 8 pm
closely at any of his works, one can see the special care that
Gaudí took with the design of all of the furniture and
functional or decorative objects to be used in them, as he conceived
of projects as a whole, contemplating both structural aspects
and strictly formal ones.
regard to handicraft techniques learned in the boilermaker
workshop of his father Gaudí took advantage of
some that he considered valid and, at the same time, he invented
a large number of practical solutions characterized by ingenuity
and aesthetic quality.
group of pieces, created by Gaudí in collaboration
with the best craftsmen of the period, is made up of the most
diverse group of objects, such as grates, chairs, tables,
benches, doorknobs, recliners, wardrobes, shutters, doors,
peepholes, windows, stained-glass windows, etc., and they
not only constitute a group that is totally inseparable from
his architecture, but rather they can also be considered already
as works that are forerunners of contemporary design.
the majority of this type of items created by Gaudí
have disappeared in large part from the buildings for which
they were created, and are currently to be found in museums
and public and private collections. The objetive of this exhibit
is, therefore, to bring together the most emblematic pieces
and the most representative models of each series.
and production: Fundació Caixa Catalunya