Common places of falles and art in Pepe Cabrera

The presence of ephemeral and permanent sculptures, and art in general, is a constant in the history of our showroom
26 Feb 2019
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At what point between sculpture and design are fallas located? This question serves to start a great debate that may not have a clear or satisfactory answer for all.

A failure ends its vital journey in the form of sculpture but it is also true that it is born from a design, from the conception of an artistic creation. In this case, a creation thought from an ephemeral point of view. In this way, art has been created throughout history. And the world of design has not been oblivious to it either.

Some 25 years ago, the designer Pepe Cabrera began to forge the idea of creating a unique showroom in the Marina Alta and part of the Valencian Community. Pepe imagined a space in which different artistic manifestations coexisted but at the same time they all enjoyed protagonism.

Since then, this building located at the entrance of Dénia has become, in addition to being an architecture and interior design studio and designer furniture showroom, in a container of works of art; some ephemeral ones like the falleros monuments and others permanently integrated into the building. All have had or have the role that Pepe Cabrera wanted for them.

The ninot "Sinònim de saviesa"

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It is the case "Sinònim de saviesa". Also known popularly as "The great red man" by clients and spectators who see it from the outside, this large sculpture was created in 2000 by the Fallas artists José Serra and Luis Palacio. It is a ninot inspired by "El Modulor" by Le Corbusier.

 

 



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Defiant and protective at the same time, it is located behind the glass curtain wall, halfway down the stairs. From there you can see the fantastic panorama of the Montgó. Saving the "Sinònim de saviesa" from the burning is another artistic decision. Art questions power; defies the prevailing status; It is rebellious or it is not.

Sculptures that coexist

Andante_Toni Mari

This sculpture coexists with others in the same space, understanding the interior and exterior of the building as a whole. Toni Marí's andante seems to be the friend who goes to the meeting, who seeks dialogue, who initiates conversion. And it also represents the welcome to the space, the reception, the open arms that define us to the dianenses, which is also the character of the falleras parties, so integrating.



la fuerza del mar

"The force of the sea" is Fernando's sculpture of the hours that has a great presence. 5 tons of marble that represent the clash of the earth with water. Dénia and its port, origin and end of cultures, land and water.

This sculpture coexists with "Las pirámides" by Rafa Carrió, an artist from Beniarbeig who knows how to give harmony to opposites. Carrió confers to his pieces a sublime balance, a sincere serenity, in short, he gets to do his works, harmonious works.



piramides

This sculpture coexists with "Las pirámides" by Rafa Carrió, an artist from Beniarbeig who knows how to give harmony to opposites. Carrió confers to his pieces a sublime balance, a sincere serenity, in short, he gets to do his works, harmonious works.

Ephemeral chairs

For the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Pepe Cabrera showroom in Dénia, we invite artists, designers, photographers ... to create with a Panton chair as an object of work.


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Some of those creations can still be seen in our store and studio; They have been integrated into the structure. But others were created for a single time and only survive in memory in audiovisual form.

Mural in the restaurant

The last floor of the showroom is occupied by the restaurant Aticcook-Bruno Ruiz, a restaurant conceived as the dining room of our house where our friends come to eat.

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The kitchen, which is completely open, is decorated by a mural painted by the artist Xavi Carbonell. This creator of Alcoi wanted to leave his mark in this place with a design that is unique and only makes sense in the place where he is.

The relationship between the location of art and its existence is, again, a confluence between design and failures. With this perspective we must understand the place where the monuments are planted each year or the physical situation, never random, that we choose for a sculpture.

Fallas and art, two worlds that are lived with passion and that have some common places in Pepe Cabrera Architecture and Interior Design.


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