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Inspiration: Gaudí's Caprice

Inspiration: Gaudí's Caprice



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The famous village of Comillas dubbed as Gaudí's Caprice, made between 1883 and 1885, it inspires today with its beauty the current works of art. Banal objects of decoration for your home that leave a whole artistic trail behind through their designs, finishes and silhouettes. Get inspired!

In 1883, Máximo Díaz de Quijano commissioned Gaudí to execute his summer villa next to the Sobrellano Palace, in Comillas. He called it "El Capricho". A place that breathes art on all four sides, full of personality and charm that still retains all its minute details. The building is a contemporary of the famous Casa Vicens, built in Barcelona between 1883 and 1888.

A curious fact is that the artist, despite the thoroughness of the details and finishes, was never in Comillas during its construction, directed by Cristóbal Cascante, friend of Gaudí.

The building is one of the first works of the artist, key and defining his style during his first time, influenced by the Mudejar style and suggested by the oriental and medieval styles at the same time.

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It stands out for the beauty of the brick seen with glazed ceramics representing natural motifs (leaves and sunflowers) in addition to the inclusion in its interior of some key works of the artist in the furniture such as the Calvet chair. Pieces all of them that inspire this artistic shopping with which you will be able to resurrect Gaudí's style in your own home.

The Calvet chair

Even today there is admiration among current architects and designers for the Gaudinian style. The Calvet chair is one of the reference works for many of them. Made by hand in varnished solid oak and with a wealth of detail, it is today a key piece within the El Capricho building, in Comillas.

Gaudí

The Green firm has the Etoile model. An ergonomic chair that combines comfort and design thanks to new technologies and that will adapt perfectly in any room. We are convinced that Antoni Gaudí would have loved it.

Gaudinian tables

Similarly, this Greyge signature coffee table model shares a taste for Gaudinian design, something they also do in Scandinavian homes thanks to its austere contemporary design.

Circular

Another aspect that most attracts attention in El Capricho is the taste for rounded shapes. The rooms form an oval perfectly distributed inside. No wonder that if the artist lived today, he would have included designs like this, the Acapulco armchair, by Ok Design (€ 487).

Geometry

The geometric design is one of the most predominant in the Whim. The Ex.t firm winks at the artist with Nordic designs such as this stool, in PVC and wood.

Mosaic

The entire facade of El Capricho is lined with a beautiful glazed ceramic mosaic. At H&M Home this season, some of his designs remind us of the Catalan author. (€ 15).

Chaise

Looking at the current designs, it is clear that Antoni Gaudí was a visionary. Contemporary design firms support their madness. A madness that was a revolution two centuries ago. In the picture, chaise longue model Monza Divina, by MaMà Design Italia.

flowers

Glazed ceramic sunflowers line the exterior facade of the Comillas building. Today, we wink at the artist like this floral porcelain coat rack from Zara Home (€ 8).

Aged metal

Details with which you will make Gaudí live in your living room. Aged metal box with pineapple-shaped lid from Zara (€ 30).