Coinciding with the 14th edition of the Barcelona Design Week the L&B Gallery presents the 4th edition of DUP | Design Unique Piece, an annual collectable design event. The exhibition “DUP 2019 | Tribute to Etel Adnan” is curated by Guendalina Perelli – communication specialist who works between Milan and Barcelona and editor in chief of thesignspeaking magazine.Inspired by the work of the renowned Lebanese artist Etel Adnan (Beirut, 1925), the exhibition establishes a dialogue between 19 designers who, by birth or election, reside in Barcelona: Antoni Arola, Botanica Textil, Luca Hugo Brucculeri, Jordi Canudas, Carla Cascales Alimbau, Irene Cases, Miguel Giner Gutierrez, Romina Gris, Massimiliano Moro, Cristina Noguer, Pichiglas, Marria Pratts, Raquel Quevedo, Señorita Lylo, Julen Ussia Guillén, Valeria Vasi, Josep Vila and Capdevila, Sanna Völker, Yomuto.The exhibition presents unique pieces of design that contribute to harmoniously creating a home with the essence of Etel Adnan. The title of this year’s BDW 2019 is “Transitions” and the link created with the sample is not limited to the binomial art and design; “DUP 2019 I Tribute to Etel Adnan” is an invitation to travel through the spaces of the gallery as one who travels between the rooms of a house, paying attention to the different designs that inhabit it.“I feel that places act on thought through light,” wrote the Lebanese artist in her book ‘Des villes et de femme’. “Phosphorescence affects our spirit, the world turns inside our head, shapes our thoughts with new angles. The perception of things signals a change, and our interests change, our passions can change tonality “. In her book, Adnan also speaks of Barcelona, a city in which she spent a season. And whoever lives in the county capital can confirm it, above all the creatives who in their works and actions print the transforming power of their light. “Etel Adnan is a polyhedral artist who has the power to fascinate” Guendalina stated. “Looking at her paintings and reading her texts, the desire to offer her a tribute in a city to which Adnan has esteem has immediately arisen. For the fourth edition of the DUP, I have looked for designers who with their creations helped me to recreate that energy and at the same time intimate atmosphere that emanate their works “.
Until July the 5th in Alaba 58, Poble Nou District in Barcelona.
Designers and artists:
OU D’EN SANDY photo © Laia Roviras
Botanica Textil by Paula Andrés CastrilloSOÑANDO TAMALPAIS by Luca BrucculeriIRIDATO by Luca Hugo Brucculeri for Coordonné, photo Sandra Rojo
Carla Cascales Alimbau Adaptos by Irene Cases
Miguel Giner Gutiérrez Romina Gris Massimiliano Moro
Cristina NoguerPichiglas – Alfonso de la FuenteMarria Pratts Raquel QuevedoSeñorita Lylo Julen Ussia Guillén Valeria VasiJosep Vila i CapdevilaThe Weight of the World by Sanna Völker, photo © Artur de Menezes
In/SOMNIA by YOMUTO