A company that has always attributed such great importance to the author of the designs could never forget the great figures in history.
That is why the BD catalogue of contemporary creations has always included those by admired classical masters. Antoni Gaudí (1852/1926) is, without doubt, the most internationally well-known Spanish architect. But is not only his buildings and brilliant architectural solutions that have travelled the globe. His integrated conception of architecture led him to pay attention, not only to structural calculations, but also to all the decorative elements, including furniture, that would form part of the building. The admiration felt by modern designers for the furniture designed by Gaudí has not gone unnoticed by BD which was the first company to rescue them from history by embarking on their serial production using traditional art and craft techniques and the same materials –varnished solid oak– in order to reproduce all the rich detail displayed by the originals when they were first produced.
A company that has placed so much importance on the authorship of designs right from the very start simply cannot overlook historical figures. This is why contemporary creations have always gone hand-in-hand in the Bd catalogue with those of the revered classical masters. Its re-editions of designs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Adolf Loos, Josef Hoffmann and Giuseppe Terragni were very well known, but much more outstanding is the work by the publisher in the first production of the fascinating furniture planned by Gaudí for some of his more iconic work. Without a doubt, Antoni Gaudí (1852/1926) is the most internationally famous Spanish architect, but it is not just his buildings and ingenious architectural solutions that have taken the world by storm. His overall approach to architecture led him to become involved with all the decorative elements, including furniture, that were to form part of the building. The admiration of many modern designers for Gaudí furniture has not gone unnoticed by Bd, which was the first company to rescue them from history to create handcrafted series of reproductions using the same materials – varnished solid oak – and the whole wealth of details used in the manufacture of the originals.