‘Chairs for Skygazing’ is a series of twelve conventional chairs rethought and reinterpreted by Andreu Carulla as an invitation to see the world from a different point of view.

“After a year of unprecedented obstacles and difficulties, from our studio, we wanted to offer a new perspective on life. By looking up instead of down, reaching for the sky and turning everything on its head by reassessing the future. Bring on 2021”, says the artist.

The idea took form after friend Xavi Roca from design studio Run asked the author to help him to create a gift with a positive message. The brief was to produce an original object to shoot and print in a vertical calendar. The concept “to put one’s chin up” to heal oneself and come out of a difficult situation arisen, rethinking the format of a basic piece of furniture like a chair, present in every single home, to literally put one’s chin up.

“You can also sit down in a conventional way but when you see the chairs they invite you to  gaze at the sky”, says Carulla. The project has been materialised in a calendar format with pictures by Sílvia Poch and with this unique chairs exhibition at the Il·lacions Design Gallery.

With materiality, craftsmanship and sustainability as goals, Andreu Carulla creates beautiful objects with timeless appeal.

Following his childhood dream of becoming an inventor, Catalan-born Andreu Carulla founded his eponymous product design studio in 2006, becoming one of the most versatile design firms working in Spain today.

Constant exploration of materials, old-school techniques and contemporary processes hallmarks the studio’s projects, which include furniture, tableware, lighting, creative direction, interiors and more.

Surrounded by an idyllic lake and an hour from Barcelona, a repurposed mill houses the designer’s studio and workshop, reflecting its Mediterranean approach to design.

Andreu Carulla