What surprises you the most or what would you highlight?
MS. The choice and use of materials, the way of building and the innovative details and exclusive solutions for this space.
The marbles have been cut in an unconventional way, achieving a large format and thickness, at the same time as the way they are laid makes these stones look light. T
All the colours and cuttings have a great harmony, order and proportion between them. The play of textures, colours, proportions and the dialogue with the mirrors is exceptional. It is a work that you can observe and experience and always discover something new, like a good jazz record. The façade facing the street, the form, harmonies, proportions, the union of the pieces in flared shapes, the light and dark, the clean and pure volumes transmit lightness, beauty, elegance, solemnity and sophistication. The detail of the granite steps is treated like a sculpture, half-sculpted. Every corner is designed, from the installations area with a staircase all in metal as if it were a Mondrian painting, to the switches embedded in the wall with flared holes and ceramic finish, or the detail of the solid wood door fittings, which make them rise from the floor when opened, or the marble and brass handles, with hand-turned threaded joints. Everything has been designed for the place, it is a project full of experiments and innovation. The solid wood ceilings and floors all come from the same tree. Every detail of this place has a great story behind it. It is a work that responds to the concept of new luxury with noble, honest materials and a masterful way of building.
If you had to choose a material from the space, which one would you choose and why?
MS. It would be very difficult to choose just one material, as everything is a whole, everything has been thought of as a whole.
Perhaps the marbles, the onyx stone, its thickness and the way it is cut and placed is impressive, I’m sure there are few stones cut like this and of these dimensions in the whole of Europe.
Your lamps seem to have been designed for a place like this, why do they fit so well in this space?
MS. We always look for places and architectures that dialogue with our work, with the luminaires or objects we create, we always imagine them in dialogue with the space.
The architecture of Manuel Losada’s shoe shop, with the marble, its texture and colour, the use of the material, its purity, the lights and shadows, the spaces seemed perfect for us to carry out the photo shoot with No Title’s crystal chandelier, as it integrates very well into this environment and atmosphere.
The dialogue between the No Title light and the location creates a warm atmosphere, the result of a contrast between the marble and dark wood with the transparency of the glass and warm light. The light of No Title illuminates the space in a natural way reminiscent of candlelight and is therefore a journey through time.