In order to achieve this goal, the artist explored different species of birds and then made 18 sculptures that Mermelada Estudio interpreted with their own language finding the balance between volumes, materials and proportions. Finally, they carefully selected the four fun birds that make up this elegant family of side tables.

Rara Avis is the result of a dialogue between art and design. Miquel Aparici and Mermelada Estudio talked about finding a way to converge their works.

As a result of that, they merged the characteristic work of Miquel into a collection of side tables.

Rara Avis

Created from the assembly of basic geometric shapes, they are hand-made in Spain by master cabinetmakers who manufacture Spanish handmade guitars and by metalworkers who specialize in the production of art pieces.

 

The first volume is made of French oak and 24K gold-plated steel.

Mermelada Estudio

MIQUEL APARICI

Rara Avis is the result of a dialogue between art and design that started when Miquel Aparici and Mermelada Estudio talked about finding a way to converge their works. As a result of that conversation, they merged the characteristic work of Miquel into a collection of side tables.

To this end, the artist suggested to explore different species of birds. He created 18 pieces that Mermelada interpreted in their language, finding the balance between volumes, materials and amounts. Lastly, four fun pieces of birds were thoroughly selected to form this elegant family of side tables.

Built by assembling basic geometric forms, they are handmade in Spain by carpenter masters, handcrafting luthiers and goldsmith specialized in creating artworks. The materials used in this first edition are  French oak and golden steel.

Rara Avis XL

Rara Avis L

Rara Avis M

Rara Avis S