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Óscar Tusquets

  • Óscar Tusquets © José Aymá / EL MUNDO

    Óscar Tusquets © José Aymá / EL MUNDO



Architecture, Design



Date of birth


"Architect, designer, painter and writer. As a designer, he is considered a renovator of modern aesthetics."

He was born in Barcelona in 1941, and studied at the School of Architecture in his native city. He began his professional career at Studio Per, where he coincided with Pep Bonet, with whom, together with Lluis Closet and others, he founded BD Ediciones de Diseño in 1972. He has created some of the most emblematic items of furniture of the 1970s, including the Hialina bookshelf and the Catalano bench. His Gaulino chair, inspired by Gaudí, won him the Nuevo Estilo Spanish design prize in 1989. As an architect, he designed the Alfredo Kraus auditorium in Las Palmas, the Mae West room in the Dalí Theatre-Museum, and the extension at the Faculty of Medicine in Barcelona. He is also the founder –together with his wife Beatriz de Moura– of the publishing company, Editorial Tusquets.


National Design Award (1988)
Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (1997)

Essential works

  • View of the restoration and extension of the Palau de la Música auditorium. Barcelona © EFE

    Restoration and extension of the Palau de la Música auditorium in Barcelona

    Since 1982 Óscar Tusquets has acted as the 'in-house architect' for the successive interventions in the emblematic Modernist building of the Palau de la Música Catalana, the work of Lluís Doménech i Montaner.

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  • Partial view of the exterior of the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium Las Palmas de Gran Canaria © Turespaña

    Alfredo Kraus Auditorium building

    Overlooking the famous beach of Las Canteras in the capital of Gran Canaria, the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium resembles a combination of a fortress and a lighthouse standing guard over the Atlantic.

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Other highlighted works

  • Gaulino chair
  • Hialina bookshelf

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