Wallpaper Magazine | Feature

Luis Barragán Inspired Set

The colours and sensory atmosphere of interiors created by legendary Mexican architect Luis Barragán are captured in this visual feast created for Wallpaper Magazine by Benjamin Still and Maria Sobrino.

Barragan’s exuberant use of colour, surface design and texture to manipulate natural light and provoke heightened emotional responses has been embraced by the creators who used Clayworks clay plasters for all of the surfaces of the bold forms.

The vivid colours in these finishes have been given to us by the natural world. One of the aspects of natural pigments is the irregular effects created, which gives each surface a unique look and sometimes a sense of imperfection, something that the design world is ready for.

Awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1980, Barragán is well known for his use of colour in the modernist architecture projects he completed between 1940 and 1970 and is regarded as one of Mexico’s most important 20th Century Architects.

Clayworks Clay Plasters, with their boundless range of colours and textures allow designers to recreate the look and feel of any style of architecture quickly and sustainably. If plastered directly onto wood, the set can be composted as the materials are all natural.

‘It is not enough that we build products that function, that are understandable and usable, we also need to build products that bring joy and excitement, fun and yes, beauty to people’s lives’.

Don Norman.

For more pictures please see our gallery feature.