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Confidente

  • Confidente. Barcelona © National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)

    Confidente. Barcelona © National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)

     
  

Category

Furniture

Date

1904-1906

Artist

Antoni Gaudí

Cultural background

Modernism

Original title

Confidente
National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)
Barcelona
Barcelona, Catalonia
Barcelona

This is a piece of furniture conceived as a work of art, albeit without forsaking its utility, which sublimates the prolific, inventive capacity of the architect, Gaudí.

Antoni Gaudí, one of the greatest turn of the 20th century architects, was also an audacious designer of furniture, railings and other decorative fittings in some of his buildings. For the seats at the Batlló House on the Paseo de Gràcia in Barcelona, the architect designed a type of seat unknown until then, the round shapes of which seek to adapt to the human form, forsaking upholstery and the superfluous decoration of the time, contenting himself with the bare form. Gaudí was the precursor of ergonomic design, breaking with the academic monopoly on style and anticipating industrial design, as did his peers, such as Victor Horta, Mackintosh and Saarinen.

Details of the work

Origin/Provenance
Casa Batlló House

Object
Chair

Dimensions
104.5 cm x 167 cm x 75.5 cm

Material
Ash

  

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