ContemporaryCanadian MadeSolid Wood Furniture

Inspiration for a design

Posted on May 30, 2014

On a recent trip to Barcelona we were overwhelmed by the dizzyingly beautiful examples of architecture in this culturally rich city. The incredible organic lines of Gaudi’s designs, in particualr theinterior of the Sagrada Familia cathedral were particularly inspiring. The towering white columns which branched out to support the ceiling, gave the impression of being in a forest. Seeing the stained glass windows through the angled “branches” was like glimpsing the sky through the branches.

Angles and shapes which at first glance couldn’t possibly have much structural strength, disproved our initial impressions. This was the inspiration for our Barcelona desk.


To drawer or not to drawer?


Determining the brace angle..



The whitewashed white oak reminds us of the soaring white interior, the angles of the legs recalls the odd angles we observed and the small angled support between the legs and the table top is a nod to the “branches” at the top of the towers.

And the final product, the Barcelona Desk:

Muse-Barcelona Desk and Chair- custom solid wood, locally built

Muse-Barcelona Desk and Chair- custom solid wood, locally built