Totem is an occasional piece, modern and practical, for integrating TV, DVD and Hi-fi systems in the favourite corner of your home dedicated to leisure and entertainment.
It comes in different sizes with a really simple yet functional cable and cord arrangement system. A flat TV module that swivels 360º. After wiring, we recommend a maximum swivel of 180º. The back cover can be taken off, providing access to the interior of the unit, where wiring, cables and connections can be kept hidden away. The TV is mounted on the module, using supports provided by the TV manufacturer or other support manufacturers. Kendo does not supply supports, as these are specific to each brand and model. The back support is made in MDF, lacquered or veneered in oak, the shelves and top of the base are in stainless steel, and the inside of the structure, non-visible, is in painted metal tube.
He defines himself as “quite” an industrial designer, incapable of working simply for the gallery. Gabriel Teixidó (Barcelona, 1947) is a smart guy, apparently distant from fashion, who gives the impression of being outside of things, working from home, alone, and a lot. Since he left the School of Applied Arts and Artistic Crafts of Barcelona and set himself up as a freelance in 1970, he hasn’t stopped designing. He says he’s lost count of his designs and presumes that most of them have been profitable for the companies which have produced them.
His discretion and efficiency have made him an eternal survivor within a profession that is quite used to renewing its crop of designers at the drop of a hat. Teixidó is a designer who stays close to the companies he works with, and they seem to appreciate the austerity of his proposals and his quiet demeanour. As he would say, he’s slow but sure. His most long-lasting specialities are upholstered furniture, office furniture and lighting. In chairs he has also accumulated quite a lot of experience, and Andreu World is one of the manufacturers who remain faithful to him. This combination has produced various chairs, such as Aída and Barceloneta, in addition to the Apta and Clónica models, which were one of the first experiences of this Valencia company’s incursion into plastic materials.