Kado

Goula/Figuera Studio

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Kado

Goula/Figuera Studio

Bio

Álvaro Goula (Barcelona 1989) and Pablo Figuera (Madrid 1988), meet studying at Elisava (Barcelona). In 2012 they quit the studio they had founded along with two friends in order to create Goula/Figuera Studio, from where they work on contemporary product design for companies, experimental design and creative consultancy.

In 2013, they start teaching at the university and, by mid 2015, Goula / Figuera launches Home Adventures, a new brand born to allow the duo to put into the market ideas that had remained on the margin of their usual design work for other companies. Lines & Dots, the first product of the company, is acclaimed by the press and has a great acceptance in the market.

After two years of growing sales, in the spring of 2018 Home Adventures becomes GOFI, a new brand that inherits the catalog from its predecessor and presents a wide variety of new products.

When designing, Pablo and Álvaro try to remain in the middle point between conceptual and commercial design, where the industry values and the creativity converge and feed back each other. Their creations expect to be elegant and easy to understand, but always running away from funny references and superficial decoration.

Their work has been exhibited in cities such as Stockholm, Frankfurt, Madrid, Barcelona or Milan, and has been awarded, among others, with the Design Plus, the Injuve Award, the Critics’ Choice Red-AEDE or the Lexus Design Award.

Contact

Álvaro Goula & Pablo Figuera
Email: info@goulafiguera.com
Tel.: +34 935 311 696
Web: www.goulafiguera.com
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Project made for festival LoVisual 2018,  that took place in Logroño in october 2018

Kado

The archetype of a flower vase normally has a big steady base and a narrow neck that keeps the flowers standing. Kado is a collection of vases that defies this archetype: Cones standing in impossible balance. The trick is hidden in small magnets in the tips of the cones.

The flowers, on the other side are kept straight by using kenzan (a lead piece with picks commonly used in japanese flower arrangements).

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