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ANTONI GAUDÍ

CASAS I BARDÉS WORKSHOP

Double sofa

Circa 1904-1906

  • Ash wood
  • 104.5 x 167 x 75.5 cm
  • © MNAC - Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
  • 156070-000


Antoni Gaudí, one of the world's most famous architects from the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, was also a daring designer of furniture, railings and other items of decoration for his houses. For the chairs for Casa Batlló, on Barcelona's Passeig de Gràcia, the architect designed a type of seat unknown before then, which aimed at rounded forms to fit the human form, foregoing upholstery and the superfluous ornamentation of the time and stripping the item bare. Gaudí was a forerunner of ergonomic design, breaking with academic repertories and foreshadowing industrial design, the same as contemporary architects such as Victor Horta, Mackintosh and Saarinen.

This work has been selected for the project 'Partage Plus – Digitising and Enabling Art Nouveau for Europeana'

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  • Collection
    Modern Art
  • Artist
    ANTONI GAUDÍ, Reus, 1852 – Barcelona, 1926
    CASAS I BARDÉS WORKSHOP carpenter
  • Title
    Double sofa
  • Date
    Circa 1904-1906
  • Generic classification
    Furniture
  • Material / Technique
    Ash wood
  • Dimensions
    104.5 x 167 x 75.5 cm
  • Group / Provenance
    From Casa Batlló, Passeig de Gràcia, 43, Barcelona.
  • Acquisition credit
    Permanent loan from Casa-Museu Gaudí, Junta Constructora Temple Sagrada Família, 1991
  • Inventory number
    156070-000
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