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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

FAMILY BENCH by Valentin Garal

 
September 10th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Valentin Garal 

family bench is a collaboration by the spanish designer Valentin Garal for Le Porc-Shop, a mexican hand-crafted furniture workshop. Family Bench is an object conceived for the “non places” often forgotten and lacking of character. It is made of solid willow wood, with an outstanding crafted work on the cage. Its construction moves to a concept of excellence for the social and sentimental scope. Pedagogical in its design, functions as a bank of family ties. It requires a tender care by all members that surround the Family Bench. With a touch of irony, is a reflective piece destined to become a point of meeting, discussion and preservation of social relations.

Image Courtesy © Valentin Garal

Image Courtesy © Valentin Garal

VALENTÍN GARAL

graduated in industrial design, and currently working in design, management and communication. He is the Head of Design at Integral in Mexico City. Developing art and design works that are market orientated but with a strong commitment on social factors, selective quantities, high quality materials and handcraft skills. He studied Industrial Design at Istituto Europeo Di Design at Madrid granted with a fellowship.

Image Courtesy © Valentin Garal

Along his education he had remarkable achievments in the J&B Party Project and Nike Design Contest, winning them. In 2008 he started a collaborative work with Vitra Design Museum and the Centre Georges Pompidou in the education program Boisbuchet Workshops, where he also worked as permanent staff in communication and administration in 2010. He participated in different projects with designers as Culdesac, Moritz Waldemeyer, Héctor Serrano and Sigga Heimis, among others. His work has been reviewed by several media and press.

Image Courtesy © Valentin Garal

LE PORC-SHOP

le porc-shop is a furniture workshop founded by the artists Paula Silva- Ruvalcaba and Rodrigo Vázquez Guerrero in Guadalajara, Mexico, where
they connect recycling and functionality with an experimental and playful attitude, just to mold objects until turning them into intriguing pieces. Each of their pieces is unique as it is worked by hand in a very artisan way.

Image Courtesy © Valentin Garal

All of their pieces are hand made in solid wood. Each one is unique and in limited edition. Le Porc-Shop generates relevant questions on mass production, industry, masive consumption with homogenized aesthetics. They aim to give objects a unique and powerful identity creating stories and linking them to their own cultural context.

Image Courtesy © Valentin Garal

Image Courtesy © Valentin Garal

Image Courtesy © Valentin Garal

Image Courtesy © Valentin Garal

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