Weaving and dodging tripods, cameras, microphones and excited visitors only added to the excitement at bd Barcelona. Their mantra Design Meets Art was proudly displayed on the wall at their Salone Milano stand. ‘Camp bd’ was the place to be with celebrity designers Oscar Tusquets and Jaime Hayón bringing with them all the excitement that their new designs hold.
Jaime, in his trademark upbeat fashion, presented his Gardenias collection, an indoor translation of 2013’s outdoor collection. The indoor version materializes the whimsically romantic essence of the outdoor version, the powder coated aluminum frame adopting velvet in deep and warm colours.
On his way to an interview with Archiproducts, Óscar Tusquets carefully examined Xai, the now famous bedside table he designed and developed in collaboration with Deyrolles, inspired from a 1942 painting by Salvador Dali. He seemed pleased, as was the roundabout of visitors who lined up to snap photographs as little Xai stared on.
An exciting new collection for bd Barcelona is Shanty by Nipa Doshi and Johnathan Levien (who we met at the Nanimarquina stall). It seems that each year a star emerges as Salone Milano and this year it appears to be Doshi Levien. The new cabinet, currently in prototype stage, is inspired by the shanty style of living in developing countries. The collection is completed with a complimentary mirror.
Constructed of MDF with a glass top, Shanty is available in solid colours of green, blue, black, white with two multi-coloured versions and along with Hayón’s Showtime credenza (in new materials and colours), they join the fanciful collection of casegoods from bd Barcelona.