This year the concept of the new Sancal collectiont is a nod to the world of art, showing their products as if they were museum pieces. This will not be at all strange for those who already know us as Estudio Sancal has accustomed us to play and joke with almost everything. 'Our furniture are not art works, we admire and respect artists too much to say that, but we treat them as if they were,' admits Elena Castaño-López.
Museo is just a reflection exercise about the creative creative work by no means that Sancal's new designs are art, as art and design are concepts very close among them.
Sancal, Roll“After years of experience working with illustrators and creatives, Elena and I agree that designers, interior designers and architects and their passion with which they undertake each new project is similar to any other artist. Likewise they feel connected to their work” clarifies Esther Castaño-López.
Like most museums, Sancal’s new collection includes painting and sculpture with the aim of making you reflect on controversial issues as the women in art or the relationship between the emptiness and the matter. Museo introduces several exhibitions. The permanent exhibtion includes the 10 new products and, while there are the the monographic 'Void Maters' and the temporary exhibition 'Women x Women'.
The brand new products
Sancal presents 10 new designs. Besides the usual product ranges as a modular sofa system, Sancal introduces unique and distinctive new designs like a vertical hammock as in Sancal they always look to innovate in new product concepts, a common practice for the firm.
CLICK is a light sectional seating system by Estudio Sancal. Sancal's first “flat-pack” sofa reduces the environmental impact from transport and it’s easy assembling. It’s comfortable for home and robust for contract projects.
ROLL chair by MUT is the singular design that the Valencian studio introduced on their “A la Fresca” exhibition during the latest Das Haus. This project was inspired by the idea of a deconstructed house, so empty that it has no rooms or furniture, but it transmits life; the chairs are so light that they don't seem to be there, and at the same time they have a strong presence. They are chairs that look like something else, says Alberto, who was inspired by the leg presses that can be found in a gym.
DIWAN is a contemporary diwan by PerezOchando. The range includes a chaise longue, as well as modular benches and an original armchair.
TOTEM. It is a sophisticated bar stool and the first collaboration of Sylvain Willenz with the Spanish firm.
LAPSO. Difficult to explain but easy to understand once you try it, Lapso is a new addition to Sancal’s catalogue. Lesur & Venot’s creation was recognised with an Hermès award for the Best Author design in 2014. Years later, Sancal rescues this unique vertical hammock.
ELLE armchair by Rafa García offers maximum comfort with the minimum structure. Different legs will give much game.
CORE and REMNANT seats, VESTIGES tables and DIVIDUALS poufs, all designed by Note Desing Studio, share the same source of inspiration: emptiness. However, each of these spectacular features its uniqueness.
Sancal, TotemVOID MATTERS
"Void Matters" is Sancal's first purely conceptual set (a collection within a collection). The sculpture is the principle base that make us reflect about the volumes of an object, that is shaped by a positive and a negative part. "An object itself is defined by its matter and the emptyness. “What defines the object itself, the matter as a design element or the emptyness that give object room to breathe?" asks Kristofer Fagerstrom from Note.
In a masterful abstraction exercise, the Swedish Studio fully responds to these philosophical questions through 4 sculptural products. The negative space, that they subtract, is the common element between them and a brilliant way to highlight the void idea. Void is expressive and strong, a creative power that carves the Vestige tables and the absolute volumes of the Core, Remnant and Dividuals seats.
Sancal, LapsoMujeres x Mujeres
Together with freedom and equality, difference is one of the great struggles of the Western feminist movement.
“Mujeres x Mujeres” (“Women x Women”) is a temporary exhibition curated by Estudio Sancal with the reflecting on the role of women in art and life. 5 artists illustrate 10 different ways of being a woman: Ana Galváñ, Mar Hernández (Malota), Carla Fuentes, Clara Iris & Elena Castaño (Elekna) contemplate powerful women that are, extra-terrestrial, creative, immortal, expert, happy, friends, free, thoughtful and active.
This exhibition will be part of Museo Collection, through which Sancal will present its latest furniture designs.
Sancal, DiwanMuseo audiovisual
For the presentation of Museo Collection, Sancal explores a new artistic discipline with the well-known designer and director Andrés Reisinger: digital art.
After wandering through a winding landscape, they lose ourselves in the dunes of an imaginary desert that is blended with the skin of a naked body. Upon arrival at a classical building, they discover Museo, a surreal space without the proper boundaries of the physical world. The refined architecture comes to life as they enter its rooms, within which a selection of new designs and illustrations are exhibited as if they were great works of art. Museo is both the container and the content. The simple exhibition halls and its soft lighting give prominence to the new furniture models, with volumes shaped by circles of light that reveal rich textures and colours.
A unique and poetic universe that seeks to excite the viewer and open a debate about design and art.
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