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The perfect combination of cold and warm materials


Events such as the Barcelona Design Week, which took place from 5 to 14 June, let us discover small designer jewels such as the artisan furniture by the designer and interior decorator Germano Marchetti, who presented the “Ricerche temporali” exhibition in his Barcelona showroom.

Faithful to the spirit of the Bauhaus, the artist has explored new forms, combining fine materials, such as solid wood and marble, with poorer ones such as Formica, plastic and brass—a combination (rich/poor), he says, that is in the essence of his native Naples—to create unique pieces, noteworthy for their creativity and their unmistakably retro appearance.

According to Germano, he is inspired above all by Art Deco and the rationalism of the early decades of the 20th century, a very fruitful period which saw the start of mixing elements such as metal, wood and exotic stones in a single piece. Jean Prouvé, Adrian Pearsall, Ico Parisi and Paolo Scheggi are some of the names that have influenced the style of this eclectic Barcelona-based designer.

Of the tour around his showroom we highlight the Discóbolo table, the sofa called The Grid, the Kubric shelving unit and the Take a Bow chair, although it was very difficult to choose because each unit is a sculptural piece.


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08007 Barcelona. Spain

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