Chairs for Skygazing
Until the 17th of March at the Great Room, Barcelona design gallery Il·lacions presents “Cadires per mirar el Cel / Chairs for Skygazing” by Andreu Carulla. A series of twelve conventional chairs rethought and reinterpreted by the Catalan designer as an invitation to see the world from a different point of view.
“After a year of unprecedented obstacles and difficulties, from our studio, we wanted to offer a new perspective on life. By looking up instead of down, reaching for the sky and turning everything on its head by reassessing the future.” Andreu Carulla says.
In a context like today’s, Il·lacions believes more than ever before that design is culture, and that culture will provide the necessary perspectives to imagine and construct a better place in which to live. Xavier Franquesa, founder of Il·lacions Design Gallery and its creative director since 2011, in the new space, created the ideal setting to showcase the city’s creative drive and design that transcends industry conventions.
Barcelona’s first design gallery
l·lacions, which in 2011 became Barcelona’s first design gallery, is inaugurating a new space in the city. In its unique 250m² former residence in the heart of the Eixample District, 21st-century design, unique pieces and limited-edition series, collectables, furniture, and objects with an organic connection to an author, creator, or local designer.
Works whose ethos is of the other type of design, completely distinct from industrial design, and which therefore belong under the banner of “Barcelona Gallery Design”.
Il·lacions aims to be the catalyst that stimulates new views on design and promotes thinking to shape contemporary values, and together with its creators generating a cultural heritage that reflects this time and this place.