Silla 8
First Silla 8 prototype ever
The first rough pre-series of 6 units of Silla 8 was the Tregebov, as it was commissioned by Pablo Tregebov upon seeing the first prototype
Silla 8 is the result of an exercise in which flat plywood sheets are curved under pressure and in a simple way (without machinery), using different structures as support. Instantly and without molds, this process generates what end up being seats and backrests.
The resulting pieces consist of two frames joined together and stripped of any decorative element. Together with the backrest and seat, they create a comfortable, light, and uniquely designed chair.
The final version is made of solid koto wood and poplar plywood, making it ultralight.
Silla 8 Natural
Silla 8 Tregebov
Silla 8 Natural Brazos
Silla 8 prototypes
To enhance its visual uniqueness, I collaborated with the artist Claudia Valsells, with whom we developed a series of color combinations that reflect her exploration of beauty. The chair conveys the tactile nature of the artwork through the palette; because what can be touched is tangible and brings us closer to its reality.
Each chair is painted in more than one color to emphasize the meaning of each when contrasted with the others.
First color combination test on a Silla 8 with Claudia Valsells
7 Sillas 8 is the result of a collaboration that is not normally seen in the world of art and design; it is a dialogue between disciplines that converges on a common and unlikely final point for each of the participants and, ultimately, an excuse between two professionals that ends with a good friendship.
A Frankenstein between the Salvador chair and the Silla 8
Los Olivos
Year: 2018 for RBTA garden. Available on demand
Pine wood mock-up
Los Olivos is a reinterpretation of the typical picnic table and bench set. It's 3 meters long and it's made of solid iroko.
Los Olivos train set
Salvador and Blanes chair by Miguel Milá at Il Giardinetto
A project together with Oriol Villar from 2013 to 2020.
AOO catalogue 2016, designed by Cordova-Canillas
AOO was many things, but after all was a small and independent design company with the aim of making high-quality and honest wood furniture.
AOO Collection 2016 - 2020
Wood was the starting point for our pieces, for several reasons; for its smell, its warmth, its human scale when working with it, but above all for being the most direct material you can find in nature.
Salvador chair on the making
Miguel Milá captured by Jara Varela
Bravo stool designed by Big Game
AOO brand was designed by Raw Color
AOO collection 2015 illustrated by Klas Ernflo
AOO studio and showroom in 2017
AOO collection 2015
AOO collection 2013
From 2013 to 2016 AOO was a design company but also a shop where you could easily find things that were hard to find