Stephen Burks es un diseñador incontenible, desbordante, por eso no es de extrañar que su primera colaboración con BD tuviera este resultado.

“BD Barcelona is one of the few truly international contemporary yet historical design brands born from Barcelona culture. It is a brand that consistently produces pieces that mediate between the classic and innovative. This position is difficult to maintain for a customer base that desires the creativity of the artistic yet demands the tried and true performance of tradition.

Grasso is an intuitive and immediate response to both aspects of BD’s heritage and culture. In many ways, the concept of extreme visual comfort is both a starting point and an end goal. Pushing away from the foundation of the exaggerated expression of traditional overstuffed upholstery allowed us to find an unexpected place of abstraction where the voluminous form not only recalls the traditional smoking lounge chair but also expresses something of the artistically absurd.

Grasso is not fat. Grasso is more than fat. It’s a bit sloppy and overflowing. It’s uncontrollable. These are the ideas of comfort we wanted to play with the Grasso collection. Both, in the upholstered furniture pieces and in the ceramics, there is a feeling of forms reaching the limit of expressiveness. As the collection evolved, we found new ways to overstuff the strict tubular steel frame, which is left intentionally bare in contrast to the luxurious feeling of the puffy leather surfaces. Together, the lounge chair, footrest and bar stools create an impression of radical elegance rarely seen in this typology, as only BD can present it.” / STEPHEN BURKS

Colección de mobiliario diseñada por Stephen Burks.

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Dos premios gordos

BD Barcelona, 2019/2020

Premio Interior NYCxDESIGN 2019 en la categoría de mejor asiento y Delta de Oro de ADI-FAD 2020 para la butaca Grasso.

BD + Bolon

BD Barcelona, 2018

Colaboración con Bolon para la colección Grasso diseñada por Stephen Burks.

Milano 2018

BD Barcelona, 2018

Gráfica para el Salone del Mobile de Milán.