Martí Anson exercised ‘botiguer’ in a furniture design and home accessories that actually is part of the exhibition ‘Espècies d’espais’
Martí Anson (Mataró, 1967) is an artist of multiple registrations and superb sense to detect stories, good stories, not simply says they live in the first person. Has been sailing builder (remembering to Fizcarraldo, armed one in the cloister of Santa Monica then could not get out the door), soccer goalie, painter, taxi driver, mason, architect … And since botiguer few weeks of exercises in the botiga de l’Anson, a furniture design and home accessories that actually form part of the exhibition Espècies d’espais, one of the best proposals that have left us this year MACBA , with the help of the curator Frederic Montornés.
The botiga de l’Anson just opened its doors in the old hardware store Balius-all a reference in the lives of the Poble Nou district, whose industrial past emerges openly in view of the public-and inside, what’s in really is the story of Joaquim Anson, father of the artist, who in the sixties and seventies and altruistically, devised a series of designer furniture, modern and simple, and affordable … Bureau, drafting tables, shelves , armchairs, sofas … that constructed in Flanders pine massive without screwing, always adapted to the space and needs of its users, and that, thanks to word of mouth, they ran becoming a real phenomenon in Mataro.
Joaquim Anson, that life as manager earned in school Sant Gregori of Barcelona and together with architects Jordi Capell or Narcís Majó was strongly committed to the cooperative movements of the time, eventually opening her own shop, Cau Blac in which also he introduced his furniture designs that could only be found in Barcelona as the TMC lamp Mila, the cruet Marquina or the ashtray Copenhagen André Ricard. “But when he lost his personal relationship with customers lost interest in the project and left,” says Martí Anson.
He created in 2012 Joaquim and Son, a company to recover that furniture, and now has developed a system of industrial production that lowers the cost (the option of do it yourself) and converts the panels where parts come in beautiful stamped canvases. In botiga de l’Anson not sold, but the story is priceless, and can be found also lamps team of architects Maio, fabrics and cushions degenerated (Fito Conesa and Pilar Cruz) or graphic designs from Ferran elOtro.
The store, at Pallars, 173, is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 17 to 20 hours. Until mid-January.
Courtesy Car Service Barcelona