This exhibition integrates pieces by designer Guillermo Santomà into the rooms of the Cerralbo Museum, establishing a peculiar dialogue between the 19th and 21st centuries, the designer’s 12 pieces and the museum’s permanent collection. Santomà views collecting as a sculptural act. Each object in this collection, now homeless and with no possibility of being increased or reorganised, remains trapped in its aesthetic dimension, thus losing the meaning that once was the origin of its genesis. Pieces of all shapes, sizes and utilities coexist in this ex- ceptional space that, due to their sheer numbers, and almost rival the lovely architecture of the building. Santomà’s work is situated somewhere between architecture, industrial design and interior design. One of his most remarkable projects in 2013 was the complete transformation of the Casa Horta, in which the artist did a complete overhaul of a traditional home at the turn of the 20th century.
Image: “Alfombra, sofa, mesa" photo by Jose Hevia Blach