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27.05 > 29.08



The exhibition MIRALLES. Perpetuum Mobile shows the lesser-known side of Enric Miralles as a furniture designer. While his architecture studio with Benedetta Tagliabue deals with interior projects, it is the first time that an exhibition has been dedicated to showing these designs in a selected way.

In each private residence and in many of the public projects, the architect took care of every detail of the interior design, but Miralles never designed furniture thinking of reproducing it commercially. Specifically in this exhibition, models of furniture and objects that were developed mainly for their domestic environment are exhibited and have been reproduced and displayed thanks to the support of the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and with material donated by AE Maderas.

In Miralles’ creative process there is a constant intention to give life to his works: in the Disseny Hub it will possible to appreciate the intention of giving life and movement applied to furniture design.

The exhibition has more than 20 pieces, among them the ‘Inestable’, ‘Dolmen’, ‘Troncs’ and ‘Tropical’ tables, the ‘Lelukaappi’ shelf inspired by the work of the architect Alvar Aalto, several chairs that were used in projects such as the Scottish Parliament or the headquarters of the Círculo de Lectores in Madrid, as well as unpublished luminaries that began to be designed with Enric but that had not been carried out. The structure of the exhibition wants to symbolically reproduce the private house of Miralles and Tagliabue.


The exhibition MIRALLES. Perpetuum Mobile is part of the MIRALLES events, promoted by the Enric Miralles Foundation with the support of the Barcelona City Council and the Generalitat de Catalunya through their Departments of Presidency, Culture and Territory and Sustainability, in collaboration with l’Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura (ETSAB), the Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC) and the architecture studio Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, in order to honor the figure of the Catalan architect Enric Miralles in his many facets as creator, and whose death was 20 years old in 2020.

©Lluc Miralles


Curators of the MIRALLES events and the exhibition MIRALLES. Perpetuum Mobile: Benedetta Tagliabue (Miralles Tagliabue EMBT) and Joan Roig i Duran (Batlle i Roig)

Organization and management: Fundació Enric Miralles

Exhibition design: Benedetta Tagliabue (Miralles Tagliabue EMBT), Miralles Tagliabue EMBT architecture studio, Victoria Garriga

Lighting design: La Invisible Studio

Graphic design: Sara Manfredini Taube (Ascoli 1908), Marta Llinàs

With the support of: American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), Barcelona City Council, and Generalitat de Catalunya

In collaboration with: Disseny Hub Barcelona

Sponsored by: AE Maderas, Artyplan, Cosentino City, Erco and Palo Santo

Press office: Labóh


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