Antoni Gaudí< back to artists
A company that has placed so much importance on the authorship of designs right from the very start simply cannot overlook historical figures. This is why contemporary creations have always gone hand-in-hand in the Bd catalogue with those of the revered classical masters. Its re-editions of designs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Adolf Loos, Josef Hoffmann and Giuseppe Terragni were very well known, but much more outstanding is the work by the publisher in the first production of the fascinating furniture planned by Gaudí for some of his more iconic work. Without a doubt, Antoni Gaudí (1852/1926) is the most internationally famous Spanish architect, but it is not just his buildings and ingenious architectural solutions that have taken the world by storm. His overall approach to architecture led him to become involved with all the decorative elements, including furniture, that were to form part of the building. The admiration of many modern designers for Gaudí furniture has not gone unnoticed by Bd, which was the first company to rescue them from history to create handcrafted series of reproductions using the same materials – varnished solid oak – and the whole wealth of details used in the manufacture of the originals.