M Padrós & C Riart
Montse Padrós is an industrial and interior designer trained at Escola de Disseny Elisava and at Escola d'Arts i Oficis in Barcelona. After working for the architect's studio MBM Arquitectes (Martorell-Bohigas-Mackay), the Joaquim Prats studio and for AD Associate Designers, she has been working for herself since 1991. Montse Padrós sees design as observation and reflection, helping to amalgamate and order the needs of the product both in functional and formal terms, with form and function becoming an essential part of the product.
After training at the Escola Eina, Carles Riart's based his work on constructive knowledge and on traditional skills, designing furniture that represents both tradition and modernity. In 1969, he opened Gris where he ventured into interior design, producing pieces for films, restaurants, offices, shops and private homes. He has won awards from the Furniture Contemporary Resources Council (New York, 1983), the Top Ten European Prize (Cologne, 1994), Grand Prix de la Presse Internationale (Paris, 1994) and the National Design Award 2011, as well as numerous Delta Prizes, especially the Gold Delta for his ONA coat stand, designed together with Montse Padrós in 1992.