Delfin & Postigo house welcomes 2010

published in: Interiors By Tina Komninou, 01 January 2010

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 // artworks by Naia del Castillo, Luis Macias, Diane Arbus, Wolfgang Tillmans
// table Lamp by Maison Martin Margiela
// chair by Charlotte Perriand
Photo © Manolo Yllera

We wanted to commence 2010 with a residence encompassing a strong unique quality in both the design and the aesthetic domain. A residence capturing the meaning of essence and symbolism.  As we always aim to please (never giving up until we reach perfection) our search was successfully over when we came across the Delfin & Postigo house.  This project is the epitome of our vision and we are proud to present it as our first residential project of this year.

Wishing you a Yatzer New Year
2010 will be a year to remember.. full of surprises // Just TRUST us !
...are you ready?

Photo © Manolo Yllera

Sexy, Sex, Kinky, Nudity, S&M, Naked, Truth, No Boundaries, Raw, Simplicity. Everything that these words entail, describe and symbolize is the essence of this residence in Madrid were the Spanish duo, fashion designer David Delfin and photographer Gorka Postigo reside. The marriage of these two individuals under one roof is the epitome of sexual elegance. David Delfin is famous for designing garments which extenuate the body giving femininity and sex -appeal for his fashion brand davidelfin. Gorka Postigo is an architect (AKAstudio) turned photographer whose work is expressed through the exploration of nudity and emotions through the human existence.

// artworks by Louise Bourgeois and Dora Postigo
(Gorka's daughter in law, who painted those drawings when she was 3 years old)
 Photo © Manolo Yllera

Their residence may be perceived as offensive or censored to certain ages by some, but to us it is honest and artistic. Expression of a certain life style is as mandatory and healthy as expression of speech. The minute you enter this house you appreciate that its owners are comfortable with who they are and express it with no inhibitions.  The combination of the photographic art works together with the 1940’s - 1960’s furniture items create a language that expresses a historical modernity combined with the sexual frustration of the present.

Photo © Manolo Yllera

The pure white floor and walls express a naiveté and purity which control the dynamism of the artworks. Artworks by famous photographers & artists such as Juergen Teller, Diane Arbus, Wolfgang Tillmans, Juan Gatti and of course Gorka Postigo. This is maintained throughout the residence retaining the strong symbolism through the decorative elements. On the ground floor there is simplicity to all the living room furniture which contrasts with the bench like coffee table. The leather upholstery on the robust bulk frame gives a kinky element to the bench which contrasts with the surroundings.

// artworks by Gorka Postigo
// chairs by Charlotte Perriand
Photo © Manolo Yllera

Photo © Gorka Postigo

These quirks exist throughout the residence with a prime example being the dining chairs. Famous for their leather detailing in this residence there is an S&M appeal to them which almost make you want to climb on the table and be adored under the lights while having an audience facing you from the artworks. The decorative lighting in this residence plays an important role to the artistic and retro contribution. The floor lamps act as sculptural elements and the ceiling pendants are dominant to the space hanging from the mezzanine ceiling. One of the great features of this residence is the detailed artistic elements of the furniture. Elements such as the handles of the cabinet module and the storage compartments of the console table highlighting the strong presence of the 60’s. 

// floor Lamp Serge Mouille
 Photo © Manolo Yllera

// artworks by Juergen Teller
Photo © Manolo Yllera

// artworks by Louise Bourgeois, Gorka Postigo, Silvia Prada, Tom of Finland, William Eggleston
Photo © Manolo Yllera

On the mezzanine level everything is exposed. No restraints no secrets no taboos.  The cupboard unit acts as a divider between the master bedroom and bathroom and that’s all there is. The continuity of the simplistic design and finish in the cupboard, library and low cabinet expresses a unity and rawness to the upper level.  The unity is carried forward by designing all wooden elements out of adecul.  This finish is treated as the strongest element on the upper level.

// artworks by Louise Bourgeois, Gorka Postigo, Silvia Prada, Tom of Finland, William Eggleston
Photo © Manolo Yllera

// artworks by Louise Bourgeois, Gorka Postigo, Silvia Prada, Tom of Finland, William Eggleston
Photo © Manolo Yllera

Photo © Gorka Postigo

The bathroom carries on this language with dominant white tiles and a gray walk in shower. What you see (and we want you to see) is what you get. Stepping out we have our masters design Jean Prouve. Delicate, elegant sexy. The bedroom of course is anything but. The strongest element in this house is in this bedroom. A photograph that has a great impact and even greater dynamic language. The shuttered glass symbolizing the epitome of sentimental pain rests behind the sexual pleasures that are succumbed to from the hanging rope. A symbolism of sexual or sentimental pain? Of course this is more dominant due to the wooden monasterial design shaped bed situated against a pure naïve white backdrop.

// artwork by Juan Gatti
Photo © Manolo Yllera

 // table by Pierre Paulin
// chair by Jean Prouve
// carpet by davidelfin
Photo © Manolo Yllera

// artworks by David Delfin
// Day Bed E15
// coffee table by Isamu Noguchi
// chairs by Charles Eames
// carpet by davidelfin
Photo © Manolo Yllera

Prouve, Eames, Noguchi all the great ones are present in this residence and they are situated were they can be appreciated. Sexual, Artistic, Honesty? In whatever way you want to express this residence one thing is for sure. It is designed to make you look, to make you think, to make you leave outside the box. A residence which ouses sexual awareness to us but to its owners it probably indicates a state of lifestyle which is none different to anything else.

Tina Komninou for Yatzer

 

David Delfin (left) & Gorka Postigo (right)
// artwork by Santiago Ydañez
Photo © Manolo Yllera

sources:

AKAstudio , David Delfin

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    Jo Yana | 2010-01-01 08:57:19

    Amazing visit !!!

  • friend
    JPC | 2010-01-01 13:07:52

    Perfect... and even the accumulation of designers pieces doesn't seem too much. A great source of inspiration. Thanks.

  • friend
    anthony | 2010-01-01 15:24:21

    the beauty of how difficult simple can be. extraordinary. bravo!

  • friend
    salvation | 2010-01-02 13:10:15

    This is a wonderful place to live. Costas thank you for giving us the chance to see all those places and have ideas for our own.

  • friend
    corporate event management uk | 2010-01-05 15:37:05

    stunning photos!

  • friend
    Angela | 2010-01-05 23:22:33

    I am thoroughly inspired!

  • friend
    philippe | 2010-01-08 22:36:35

    a real discovery.

  • friend
    Web Design | 2010-01-09 09:16:16

    Wow, impressive design. Art is always fascinating.

  • friend
    Marte Marie Forsberg | 2010-01-13 15:56:19

    Absolutely fantastic shots! I feel so inspired.

  • friend
    joanna of simple blueprint | 2010-01-14 10:23:47

    Just amazing! I had to reblog. what a great space. such great taste!

  • friend
    Simeon Merivale | 2010-01-14 13:34:19

    Aspirational. I will be reposting this for sure..

  • friend
    Xicom Technologies | 2010-01-18 13:51:58

    Awesome article, very inspirational.

  • friend
    Anthony | 2010-01-22 20:06:03

    Anyone know where to find the action figure that is standing up on the desk? I'm sure it's a collectible, but I was wondering wish one it might. Great Place, and a great photography collection!!! This place has to be the best... Well, done!!! If anyone knows where to find that action figure( army, swat, robber, or special forces) Please, let me know. I would love to have one. Thanks!

  • friend
    evtzia | 2010-01-26 20:53:35

    just LOVE IT ! :>

  • friend
    Ira | 2010-01-29 11:30:03

    Hi where can i buy those dining chairs (leather&metal structure)???

  • friend
    M.Warren | 2010-01-31 03:39:20

    Absolutely stunning space. The connection between art, design, and architecture is almost seamless in its character and thoughtful execution. Really, just brilliant. I'm doing a project called "lamp for a dreamhouse" and this might just be my inspiration.

  • friend
    stella117 | 2010-02-16 14:42:31

    well, for me it is soooo cooollllll

  • friend
    miia | 2010-02-23 18:23:51

    simplistic always looks stunning. excellent portraitures there !

  • friend
    cecilie | 2010-02-24 22:07:29

    HI! Can anyone please tell me the name of the designer of the beautiful lamps throughout this lovely home? Thanks

  • friend
    Milt Sparks | 2010-06-03 16:51:44

    Great use of space. I love the clean look. A bit edgy for me if i was looking for a place to live though. But each to his own. I have a few friends that would donate a kidney to be able to live in this place.

  • friend
    CRC | 2010-12-10 02:59:38

    this is great. I love the design elements. Clean and organized. I blogged about it at modestconquest.com

  • friend
    danijel | 2011-01-02 09:48:35

    :-)

  • friend
    Mareena | 2011-01-04 12:54:40

    wow..to die for.

  • friend
    Bucky | 2011-02-10 23:28:01

    I've already chosen the soundtrack for my life. The uncontrollable music keeps me from enjoying the beautiful, hard work on your pages...

  • friend
    Christopher | 2011-12-27 07:46:27

    I find myself coming back to this post over and over again--and it never fails to inspire me. Such an incredible collection, displayed perfectly. Design par excellence!

  • friend
    Jam_donut | 2012-02-26 18:04:39

    The sort of interiors that feels right for YATZER. Other posts are often grander with budget no object and may have more comments and fans but I prefer to see something that is rooted to life in the real world as opposed to the surreal grandeur of the super-rich.

  • friend
    Ashley | 2012-12-05 00:52:57

    Hi - Looking for the photograph in the first image, with the ponytail over the face and sweatshirt hood. I know it's not by Diane Arbus or Naia del Castillo but I can't find the piece under either of the other two names.

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