D12 collection Designed by Marià Castelló
D12 appears as a collection of structures. Simple and straightforward frameworks conceived for practical ends. Elemental constructions taking the form of structures supporting different elements: a shelf, a hangar or a table. They are however all self contained in their own right. Sometimes appearing as a fluid floating frame like the base of the tables. Others like a nest of lines that appear to be caught in movement, moving in different directions.
Designed by architect Marià Castelló these pieces came about from elements that were originally designed for the Bosc d’en Pep Ferrer, the architect’s own house on the island of Formentera. A minimalist residential project that required the production of stylish matching elements that complimented the architectural detailing and which were expressed through the use of linear geometry, like the stair handrail or the space dividing screens. And because of that the different parts of the collection feature a thin rod section of 12mm diam. which also provides the collection with its name.
With its minimalist aesthetic it’s surprising the number of practical and creative uses that the different pieces can be put to. In fact these multitude of uses are precisely what brings the Diabla personality to this collection. An example is the side table to which a basket can be attached with handles while the hangars can also be used outdoors to store towels. And in fact all of the various elements of the D12 collection can be used either indoors or in more challenging climate conditions.
The range of colours, white, pink, red, light grey, anthracite, olive green, mustard dark blue, sand and bronze, making it easy to combine the various D12 pieces as minimalist and ethereal elements that can reflect the ambience of wherever they are placed or, on the contrary give it an accent of colour.
About Marià Castelló
Marià Castelló is an architect who lives and works on Formentera, one of the Balearic Islands. While training to be an architect he moved to Barcelona, where in 2002 he graduated from UPC-ETSAB. Later he would return to the island to found his own studio there, where he has been committed since the very beginnings of his career to the very specific conditions of this privileged natural setting of almost desolate charm, one which is however under threat from urban expansion pressures and the tourism industry.
His research and conservation work in Formentera have shaped his professional career, that has included refurbishment and restoration projects for the environment, the refurbishment of old land labourer houses as well as an honest and sublime look at popular architecture from a contemporary standpoint. Work that has earned him recognition with numerous prizes, exhibitions and international publications.