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

 // 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.

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Photo © Manolo Yllera

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 Yller

// 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

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

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

 Photo © Gorka Postigo

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

// floor Lamp Serge Mouille
 Photo © Manolo Yllera

// artworks by Juergen Teller 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

// 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

// 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

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

// artwork by Juan Gatti
Photo © Manolo Yllera

 // table by Pierre Paulin // chair by Jean Prouve // carpet by davidelfin 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

// 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

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

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