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Masters of 20th Century Industrial Design

By Brian Gallagher 13.10.16

For more than 40 years now the iconic Barcelona furniture showroom Pilma has been offering its customers avant-garde interior design, furniture, decorative objects and kitchen ware. There are four Pilma retail spaces in Barcelona, three located within the Eixample neighbourhood, one on Diagonal between Rambla Catalunya and Balmes and the other at the beginning of C/ Valencia, the third is an outlet around the corner on C/ Llança. The fourth, Espai Pilma is in Sarria on C/ Santa Amèlia 37-43. A visit here is obligatory for anyone looking for inspirational ideas for the home. The spaces are all characterised by their modern interior design, neutral background, abundant natural light and well organised layout. The shops hosts regular events and presentations, the current exhibition is the Master of 20th Century Industrial Design.

The exhibition considers the history of industrial design in Catalonia over the 20th Century with iconic designs that are still being manufactured today and all of which are on sale in the shops.

  • Pilma, Masters of 20th Century Industrial Design

    Bottle, Casa de Familia - JM Jujol 1912

  • Pilma, Masters of 20th Century Industrial Design

    Gira Lamp - Massana, Tremoleda i Ferrer 1978

    The exhibition is organised around ten cult objects, all authored by important Catalan industrial designers and/or architects; products from Miguel Milá, Josep Maria Massana, Josep Maria Tremoleda, Rafael Marquina, Carles Riart, André Ricard, Josep Mora, Santiago Roqueta, Lluís Porqueras, Josep Maria Jujol and Ricard Lopez. Many of whom are still with us and were present at the inauguration of the exhibition which was held on October 6th last and will continue till November 26th at Pilma, C/ Valencia No. 1. Visitors will have the chance to find out more about the work of these designers and artists while pride of place goes to the objects themselves.

  • Pilma, Masters of 20th Century Industrial Design

    Olive oil decanter - Marquina 1961

  • Pilma, Masters of 20th Century Industrial Design

    Funiculí Lamp - Lluis Porqueras 1979

  • Pilma, Masters of 20th Century Industrial Design

    TMC Lamp - Miquel Milà 1961

  • Pilma, Masters of 20th Century Industrial Design

    Tangengte Tresles - Ricard López

  • Pilma, Masters of 20th Century Industrial Design

    Copenhaguen ashtray - André Ricard 1964

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    Egoa chair - Josep Mora 1988

  • From 06 October to 26 November
  • Pilma
  • Calle Valencia 1 08015
  • www.pilma.com
  • PILMA
  • Valencia No. 1
  • 08015 Barcelona
  • tel. 93 2265 676
  • www.pilma.com