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Oscar Tusquets Blanca

Barcelona, Spain
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Oscar Tusquets Blanca is the prototype of the integral artist that the specialization of the modern world has progressively led to extinction. He is an architect by training, a designer by adaptation, a painter by vocation and writer for the desire to win friends. He graduated as an architect in 1965 at the School of Architecture of Barcelona. Founding partner of the already dissolved Studio Per, with Lluís Clotet. He did until 1984 the great majority of his projects, among them: Casa Fullà, Casa Regás and his Belvedere, house in Pantelleria and restaurant La Balsa. In 1975, together with his teacher and friend Salvador Dalí, he performed the Mae West room at the Teatro-Museo de Figueras. After several years of professional collaboration with the architect Carlos Díaz, in 1987 he became associated with him for developing urbanism and architecture projects in Spain, France, Holland, Germany, and Japan.

He has participated as curator and editor in several exhibitions and he is also the creator of different theatrical scenographies. Founding partner of Bd Barcelona Design, with which he began as a designer of furniture and objects. He has worked, among others, for Italian companies: Alessi, Driade, Zanotta, Leucos, Tonon, La Murrina, Bissazza, Trend and Cleto Munari; The German ones: Forwerk, Ritzenhoff and Quartett; and the Spanish ones: Bd, Figueras, Casas, Nani Marquina, Amat, and Kettal. Some of its pieces are part of the collections of important museums like the Moma of New York or the George Pompidou of Paris.

Significant works:

-Expansion and remodeling of the Palau de la Música, Barcelona. (Where he has been working since 1983 to rehabilitate and enhance this monument, declared by UNESCO a world heritage site).

- Pavilion Tusquets in the Parc de la Villette, Paris.

- Residential complex in Fukuoka, Japan.

- Cavanes Chandon in Sant Cugat Sesgarrigues, Barcelona.

- Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

- Sports Center Daoiz and Velarde, Madrid.

- Hotel Princess and Miramar, Barcelona.

- Remodeling of the rooms from the 17th to 20th centuries of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Louvre, Paris.

- Lab of the Labyrinth. Sant Vicenç de Montalt, Barcelona.

Barcelona, Spain
Daniele, June 21st, 2017