Juan and Paloma Garrido atellier is one of the most innovative contemporary silverware workshops, uses almost forgotten techniques to shape extremely modern designs that find the right balance between history and innovation, lines and curves, solid and empty. Today i’m gonna presente you their most exclusive coffee tables.
This example of unique coffee tables is one of the most spectacular creations of Spanish silversmiths Juan and Paloma Garrido, is a crystalline arrangement of jutting angles plated in dazzling 24 kt gold and crowned with a perfectly proportioned oval glass top.
Preserving the art of silversmithing is a family legacy for the Garridos, begun by Damián fifty years ago and carried on today by his two children, Juan and Paloma Garrido. The result of their dedicated approach is not only a furniture design of the highest level of quality but also one of innovation and modernity. Building upon the history their father left them, Juan and Paloma approach their designs with an avant-garde sensibility. While their works employ the geometry and angularity of Cubism, a rational clarity radiates from the smooth, unadorned surfaces, forming a study in volume and line.
Juan and Paloma Garrido are actually the owners of Garrido Gallery, but they also have their own luxury furniture collection. Ultimately, it is the eternal beauty of each piece that becomes the sign of its success.
At their atelier, there is a surprising contrast between old and new, between the antique and the thoroughly modern. The intimate, family-run workshop was scattered with a wide array of traditional hand tools, appearing more like an eighteenth-century survey of silversmithing tools by Diderot than a contemporary studio. A rare and vanishing tradition that the designers insist to bring to nowadays furniture design world.