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The pieces of Madrid-based architect Ángel Mombiedro’s COLLECTION 1 – his first furniture collection – are best viewed as elements of a whole. It’s a system that functions by observing each piece in relation to the others. The fundamental forms, flat colors, geometry, symmetry, straight lines, and curved planes of the collection are based on searching out harmony.

The tables, chairs, and lamps rely on a balance created from Mombiedro’s use of iron, velvet, and marble, or by incorporating the trades of metal, stone, and textiles and how he works with all three together. Each piece is made to order in small workshops in Madrid, drawing attention to the personalization and thought of each object. By incorporating his own talents, as well as the advice of experts, COLLECTION 1 finds its place in the contemporary furniture world.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.