De La Espada has long been one of the projects I most admire, either for producing in Portugal, and showing the skills of our craftsmen, or by assuming an unique relationship with the designers. After Matthew Hilton, Ilse Crawford or Autoban studio, De La Espada now collaborates with italian designer Luca Nichetto. Inspired by the spirit of the great architects from the fifties, the 50/50 collection is a modern interpretation of that era furniture, produced with extreme attention to detail. Both Elysia armchair, as Stanley sofa, take an unusual language in the production of furniture, showing the 'skeleton' which is usually hidden beneath the fabric, deliberately exposed to showcase the craftsmanship and premium timber. In addition to the comfortable seats, the collection also has the Laurel low tables, which combine geometric shapes, combining a cylindrical base in solid wood and a conical top in glossy lacquered.
"De La Espada puts the author at the forefront, and values the modern artisan. We partner with designers who art direct, curate and design their own product lines, supporting them through manufacture and distribution. De La Espada is luxury through storytelling, authentic products with meticulous detailing, noble materials and a direct link to the author."