2001 Side Tables

BD Barcelona
Otto Canalda & Ramón Úbeda

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Ultra-clear tempered glass top with a mirror finish. Pyrex tube base also with a mirror finish.

N.1: Ø65 x H25 cm
N.2: Ø65 x H35 cm
N.3: Ø45 x H45 cm

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Ramón Úbeda and Otto Canalda have always been spoken of as a ‘couple of convenience’ and continue as such, completing projects together with over 10 years of experience. Ramón takes on the conceptual part, and Otto the technical. They do not share a studio but understand and complement each other. They prefer to work afterhours, free from office routine and the pressure of delegated assignments. Their works do not follow an aesthetic pattern, nor a defining charateristical style, but always offer a component of surprise. Developments spring from a wealth of knowledge in manufacturing possibilities as well as all types of industrial technologies and artisanal processes, even mixing these as they have done with this new side table series, created to be minimalist. They are made using only the best quality glass having no visible joinings. The metallic sharp appearance evoke an optical illusion, a perfect future not belonging to the past. There are two produced sizes and three different heights. They can be used as a set or individually.

Ramón Úbeda and Otto Canalda have been working together for more than a decade. The pair take contrasting but complementary approaches to their work – one is more technically minded while the other is more conceptual. They began as marriage of convenience and remain the same, but with more experience. One is a veteran of the specialised press, a design culture activist, the author of numerous books and curator of different exhibitions, who works as an art director and advisor for major Spanish companies, while the other is a young design engineer who chose to begin his career in industrial kitchen, where projects are really cooked.

Since its origins in the 1970’s, BD has always been an atypical company. Its founders and still current owners, who come from an architectural background rather than the business field, have oriented BD’s production from the very start by cultivating beauty, in some cases above their function. Accompanied with artisanal processes instead of mass production, the new products always have more proximity to art than industrial design. Characterised by superior quality, short-series productions (and on occasion limited editions), and unique pieces due to crafted manufacturing. In the 80’s, BD pleasantly surprised by editing Gaudí’s furniture for his famous buildings and in the early 90’s, BD again astounded by introducing an exclusive first collection of furniture and lamps designed by Dalí. Recently the Collections and Designers with an accentuated artistic profile like Jaime Hayon and Doshi Levien, continue to point the way where design and art meet together.