For more than 15 years, pieces from different periods and styles have passed through my workshop in Barcelona, which I have treated respecting their personality and renewing their appearance, always within the orthodoxy of restoration. Over time, I launched a project of recovery and aesthetic transformation of furniture that was likely to end up abandoned, applying in this process techniques from the different disciplines I have learned, although in a freer and more creative way; I called this project Aesthetic Sustainability.
In this creative process appeared, by chance, cardboard. This material of common use and considered ephemeral in origin, adapts perfectly to its objective: to create pieces that incite the spectator to wonder if the importance is in the object itself, in its appearance or in the material. All this inspired me a universe of possibilities, both for the creative result and for the metaphorical suggestion that the material acquires when treated as noble.
If as a society we are able to value the aesthetic result regardless of the material used, we can achieve a new idea of sustainability that prioritizes and values the idea of reuse and transformation as an alternative to the idea of using and throwing away. It fascinates me to get into this creative universe, to lose track of time, to let myself go, to touch the material, to dialogue with it, to follow and feel the whole process to try to guess what it can give me.
The result is pure magic.