Casa Madrid project by Egue y Seta
Barcelona-based interior design studio, Egue y Seta, have designed the Casa Madrid project. Completed in 2013, the design studio were commissioned to design the facade of a building for Casa Decor Madrid 2013. The building a former headquarters for the British embassy can be found on C/ Fernando el Santo 16 in Madrid, Spain.
According to the designers: “The show organisers comissioned our studio with the design of the building’s façade intervention, the way finding system for the event as well as exhibition space No 14: A gallery like hallway layered out as an excuse to bring closer to the eye the project executed at a larger scale in the exterior of the building.
“Façade: Tired of ‘slamming doors’ and people walking with their heads down, we wanted to come back to Casa Decor opening up a few windows and inviting the audience to look up to the sky. With ‘Güindous 16 instead of covering the façade, we intended to multiply its openings: we wanted to turn all the blank portions of the wall into madrid’s architectural digest.
“Space No 14 is a gallery where the printed artwork outgrows the marquetry creating printed carpets, bricks, and joineries made of ink. Within a space that brings down the facade to the level of eye our team wanted, at same time, to set graphics free from their tradicional paper confinement, thus creating an interior design scheme that covered the walls, floor and ceiling, ultimately aimed to release the full decorative potential of line and colour.
“There is no embassy without its flag, and the 21st edition of CasaDecor, in the former British embassy headquarters in Madrid would be no exception. We believe however, that in this case, the standards should not stand for borders or governments: instead, dyed a vibrant red, and using changes in orientation, they prefer to guide us through the exhibition, and contribute to the festive tone of the an event that celebrates creativity and decoration.”
Images courtesy of Víctor Hugo
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