Isist Atelier is a specialist in the manufacturing of high quality objects since 1954. The firm has its own workshop in Barcelona, they offer a wide variety of high end leathers that have been carefully handcrafted. Since 2002 this workshop manufactures and distributes the iconic BKF chair,
1loyal reproductions of the original model designed by Bonet, Kurchan y Ferrari. The fidelity of the production is credited by Museu del Disseny de Barcelona and the family of the architect Antoni Bonet, who have given the rights of the original drawings of the chair to Isist Atelier. Isist has invested its efforts in the production of a selection of delicate pieces by renowned authors like Antoni Arola, Antoni Bonet, Andreu Carulla, José Antonio Coderch, Jordi Vilanova or Miguel Milá. These designs have been recovered with care and respect, even with a sense of vindication. The graphic identity devotes itself to the timeless spirit of the brand and the respect for the materials.
The monogram bases itself of the structure of the branding irons used on animals,
2 symbols and ancestral monograms, in its minimal form, characterised by the constant thickness of the line and for their simple and geometrical shapes, imprinted on the leather of the objects.
Miguel Milá, a member of the generation of design pioneers from the 50s represents spanish design like no other. He explains how his wife would tell him off everytime he would bring out the fly swetter, so he told her. “I’ll make an elegant and beatiful fly swetter so you can stop criticizing me”, and so he did, assembling a piece of bamboo cane and a piece of leather.
In this way, a new object was created. Milá would manufacture the “matamoscas” directly in his workshop, and used to gift it to his friends and acquaintances. “Everytime I’m invited over to someone’s house, I bring a fly swetter”. Only a few one’s still own one of these handmade fly swetters made by Milá, who proudly shows off about his master craftsman’s title.
Nowadays Isist Atelier produces this very mediterrean everyday piece in the original leather finishing. Milá argues that the simple presence of the paddle has a deterrent effect in flies, so the majority of the times he only uses it to frighten them away.
José Antonio Coderch (1913-1984) was the authentic advocate for the renaissance of postwar spanish architecture. In his work he became able to synthesize the contributions of the modern movement and Jujol or Gaudí’s modernist architecture.
His values were always clear: honesty, seriousness and the maximum level of demand in his work, from more a handmade-like approach to the job rather than an artisti one, more human than technical.
In the afternoons he would drink a glass of whiskey and would live this experience as a daily ritual. He would take it in a long glass, combined with some carnated water or bottled soda. Apparently, soda contained too much gas, which he didn’t enjoy, and so he’d use this simple and beautiful utensil to weaken th amount of bubbles.
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