6/20/13 - 6/22/13
Denver (United States of America)
9/10/13 - 9/12/13
9/11/13 - 9/15/13
9/17/13 - 9/20/13
CincobyCinco – five chairs, five designers
A new project by the firm Tagar.
Cincobycinco is a new initiative by Spanish company Tagar, created to mark its 50th anniversary.
This collection brings together five chairs for public spaces designed by five of Spain’s most renowned, internationally famous designers, each of whom represents a decade of Spanish design history: Miguel Milá is associated with the 1960s, Jorge Pensi with the 70s, Ximo Roca with the 80s, Martín Azúa with the 90s and Luis Eslava with the Noughties.
Milá was born in Barcelona in the 30s. His early work followed the rationalist philosophy of the Bauhaus. Overall, his work is characterised by pared-down forms and functionality. For Tagar, he has designed the Maria chair, which fuses extreme comfort with utmost elegance.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1946, Pensi is a leading exponent of Spanish design, who’s famous for his elegant furniture made of molten aluminium, such as his Toledo chair. For the Cincobycinco collection, he created the Tango chair whose aesthetic is nostalgic and elegant.
Ximo Roca, who was born in Valencia in 1958, and is very established and internationally renowned, both as a designer and creative director of various companies, contributed his Uit chair to this collection. Uit piece has a strong presence and identity, thanks to its sinuous casing. It’s also brilliantly ergonomic.
Born in the Basque Country and a fine art graduate from Barcelona University, who specialised in design, Azúa has created the Soo chair for Tagar. This explores the theme of classic bent-wood designs made by such high-profile modernist designers as Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen and Alvar Aalto, among others.
Eslava, meanwhile, studied at the Royal College of Art in London, and in 2008 set up his own studio in Valencia. For this collection, he designed his ballerina-inspired Marie chair.