Estudio Carme Pinós have designed their first furniture collection, including various styles of modular shelving and a wardrobe that hangs freely from the wall.
The Barcelona-based studio have created 11 pieces for the Objects collection, including a shelf with a hanging rail fixed underneath for clothes storage.
There are also angular shelves inspired by the metal supports for trestle tables and U-shaped shelves which complement the black and white side tables.
A wardrobe affixed to the wall floats free from the ground, with shelves and a hanging rail concealed behind the door.
New technology such as 3D cutting allowed the studio to localise production and the collection has been manufactured entirely in Spain.
Carme Pinós has won a number of architectural awards, including the National Prize for Architecture for the Escuela Hogar in Morella in 2005. She is currently working on the Caixaforum arts and cultural centre in Zaragoza and a departmental building for the University of Economics in Vienna.
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Estudio Carme Pinós presents their first furniture collection
Named OBJECTS, it is composed of versatile pieces that are easy to assemble. The collection is sold exclusively on-line, has been manufactured entirely in Spain and features the architect’s flair for creating extremely light yet solid structures.
Barcelona, July, 2012. Architect Carme Pinós has presented her collection OBJECTS, eleven pieces of furniture and shelving elements that are true to the spirit of the project – functional, attractive pieces at an accessible price.
According to Pinós, the project was born out of her - and her friends - everyday needs. With this as a starting point, her studio started working on a wardrobe that “hung on the wall in order to give a feeling of spaciousness”, a shelf that “could also be used to hang clothes on, like you sometimes see in a guest room” and “trestle supports, like you see used with typical trestle tables, but incorporated into an bookshelf.”
During the presentation, Pinós commented that she has also drawn from early 20th century designers by applying new technology, such as cutting in 3D. In this way, she has been able to localize production and the pieces can be transported and assembled with ease.
The OBJECTS are sold exclusively online through the web: www.objects.es. In addition, the pieces can be viewed at the Objects showroom in Barcelona’s Gràcia neighborhood (C/ Sant Pere Mártir, 28). Pinós aims to increase the collection with additional pieces from diverse design fields, such as a versatile bag and an original salt dispenser.
Carme Pinós is one of Spain’s most award-winning architects. In 2005, she was presented with the National Prize for Architecture for the Escuela Hogar in Morella, and the first prize at the Bienal Española de Arquitectura for the ‘Cube’ Office Towers in Guadalajara (México). In the same year she won the National Architecture Prize presented by the Generalitat (autonomous government) of Catalunya. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is currently working on projects that include the Caixaforum arts and cultural centre in Zaragoza and a departmental building for the new Vienna Campus.