With a selection of Yomuto’s projects of 2018 L&B gallery organizes the third edition of DUP (Design Unique Piece) – a project that aims to establish connections between art and design – as part of Barcelona Design Week 2018 program.Yomuto’s proposal fits this year’s BDW theme #Revalorar (revalue), which sees design as a fundamental tool for humans to fight against the destruction of the environment, revaluing their surroundings. Yomuto – a creative team based in Barcelona by the artist Xavi Muñoz (Barcelona, 1975) and industrial designer Federico Tosco (Torino, 1983) – uses artistic recycling and the reuse of memory, coming up with an iconographic vision of domestic life. Although their materials are simultaneously recycled, they still respect the past of each object, conveying memories and emotional values in the way they restore them, composing what they call “magical structures connected by inspiration”. They use materials from markets, second-hand shops and end of season objects mainly in glass but also leftovers of different artisanal and industrial objects, collaborating with famous brands from the design world. They create a sophisticated language that expresses the conflicts and diversity emanating from the current multicultural world.
The exhibition is divided into three spaces that introduce Yomuto’s most important projects of 2018. The showcase starts with the pieces from the collaboration with the famous Italian synthetic glass brand MariolucaGiusti in which Yomuto faces the challenge of working with materials that allow them to broaden the diversity of their proposals. Next, the project ordered by La Roca Village, part of The Bicester Village Shopping Collection in Europe and China. Lastly, apart from the latest pieces made exclusively for the exhibition, the presentation of the exhibition project Remade: making ordinary objects go behind their functionality, presented at the 1971 Design Space in Sharjah (UAE) last March which will remain open until late June.