Executive Director of VIA




VIA Gallery

120, avenue Ledru Rollin
75011 Paris
Metro : Gare de Lyon / Ledru Rollin

Opening :

monday-friday : 9.30am – 6.30pm

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Contact : Marmell0 4-6 08023 Barcelona - Espagne

Ph. +34 93 212 02 18
(Barcelona 1948)

In 1967, Josep Lluscà studied Industrial Design at the Eina School in Barcelona.

He opened his professional studio in Barcelona in 1972. He has been Vice?President of ADI/FAD, member of the Design Committee of the Catalan Autonomous Government (Generalitat), at the moment it is member of the Advisory Council of the BCD (Barcelona Center of Design) and he is professor of Industrial Design and member of the Governing Committee of the Product Design Department of the Eina School in Barcelona.

He has given seminars and lectures at the Elisava School in Barcelona, the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in Santander, at the BCD Foundation in Barcelona, at the London Design Museum, at the Dutch Form Foundation in Amsterdam, at the International Design Centre of Montreal, at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre in Bangkok, at the Higher School of Business Administration and Management (ESADE), at the Institute of Higher Business Studies (IESE) in Barcelona, at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, in Chile and at the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, in Valencia, in the Forum of Design in the mark of the International Fair Expoconsumo 98, Tokyo and in Sao Bento, Brazil.

He has been awarded with prestigious design prizes on many occasions such as:

"Premio Nacional de Diseño", delivered by H.M King Juan Carlos I.
"Span Pack", delivered by the Instituto Nacional de Envases y Embalajes, for the design of the packaging for dishes set "Duralex 2000".
"Delta de Oro", for his table "Grulla", Barcelona.
"Premio Laus", for the corporative image of the company Blauet, Barcelona
"Premio Laus", for the design of a collection of patterned stuffs of Blauet, Barcelona.
"Delta de Plata", of ADI-FAD for his lamp "Anade"., Barcelona
"Delta de Plata",of ADI-FAD for the pressure cooker "Splendid", Barcelona.
"Honourable Mention Bio 12", at the XXII Biennial of Industrial Design in Ljubljana, (Yugoslavia) for his desk collection "Norda".
"Bronze Industrial Design Excellence Award´91", conceded by the Industrial Design Society of America to the "BCN" chair, USA.
"Bronze Award´91", delivered by the Institute of Business Designers to the "BCN" chair, USA.
"Bronze Award´92", conceded by the Institute of Business Designers to the "BCN" bank, USA.
"ID Award in Furniture 1993" conceded by the Annual Design Review to the Chaise Longue "Faventia" and to the seating system for tennis and table tennis umpires, New York, USA.
"Award for High Design Quality", conceded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen to the "Sculptura" series, Essen, Germany.

"Honourable Mention Alan 93", delivered by the Elmia Skan Aluminium and the Swedish Industrial Design Foundation for the seating system for tennis and table tennis umpires, Sweden.
"IF-Award for Good Industrial Design" 1993, conceded by the IF-Industrie Forum Design Hannover a la serie "Sculptura", Hannover, Germany.
"Premio AEPD de Diseño", given by the Asociación Española de Profesionales del Diseño to the "Argos" series, Madrid.
"ID Honourable Mention in Furniture", giben by the Annual Design Review to the "Cos" chair, New York, USA.
"IF-Product Design Award 1998. Award for Excellence Design", conceded by the IF Industrie Forum Design Hannover to the "Salmon Platter", Hannover, Germany.
"ID Honourable Mention in Furniture", giben by the Annual Design Review to the "Ala" bank, New York, USA.
"Best of NeoCon 1998" conceded by the Neocon Fair to "Entropy", Chicago, USA.
"AEPD" award, conceded by the Asociación Española de Profesionales del Diseño to the Entropy series, Madrid.
"Delta de Plata" award of ADI-FAD for his chair "GLOBAL".
"Liderpack" award to the Sanex liquid soap container, conceded by the Asociación Graphispack de la Fira de Barcelona

Several publications - catalogues and magazine - such as Abitare, Blueprint, Design, Domus, Modo, Intramuros, ID, MD, etc. - and specialised books such as Nuevo Diseño Español, International Design Yearbook, Spanish Design and Architecture, or Product Design have included studies and reviews regarding his work. Furthermore, two monographic books have been published on this subject: Josep Lluscà by the Gustavo Gili Publishing House in 1991 and Matèria i forma del disseny by the Department of Industry and Energy of the Generalitat de Catalunya in 1993.

His work is included in the permanent collections of museums throughout the world and has been displayed in several international exhibitions of Design in: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Frankfurt, Lisboa, London, Milan, Montreal, New York, Paris, Santiago de Chile, Tokyo, etc. such as the following:

"Josep Lluscà", in the Sala Dimensao of Lisboa.
"Barcelona: The Emerging Design", exhibited by the JAL in Tokyo.
"Catalonia 90’s" in Armory Hall in New York.
"International Design" in the Design Museum of London.
"Barcelona Creation", in Yokohama, Japan.
"Capitales Européennes du design" in the Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris.

"Design Selection ’90" presented by the Centre of Design of Stuttgart and the BCD Foundation.
"Casa Barcelona", Marqués de Comillas Hall, Barcelona.
"Spanish Design" in the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humbleback (Denmark).
"Matter and Form of Design", held in the 2nd celebration of the "Barcelona 1993. Spring Design".
"Heroes of the crisis", held in Bremen (Germany) and in Barcelona.
"Josep Lluscà. Der Sinnliche Intellektuelle", held in the BSK Designhaus of Nuremberg and organised by the Design Centre of Nuremberg, Germany.
"Barcelona Design in the Twentieth Century": From Gaudí to the Olympic Games", held in the Cultural Centre of the Interamerican Bank of Development, Washington.
"Feet", itinerant exhibition inaugurated in the Valencia Institute of Modern Art and later presented in Frankfurt and Tokyo.
"Diseño Industrial en España", taken place in the "Museu Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia" from Madrid, Spain.
Exhibition at the Sejon Culture Hall Convention Center of Seul, Corea.

"Spanish Product Design Exhibition", organized by the Ministry of Economy, New Delhi, India

His areas of activity include lighting for domestic areas, plants and industry. Furnishings for domestic areas, offices and plants. Material for offices, files and desks. Urban equipment. Packaging. Household equipment, small home appliances and white goods. Hospital and health equipment. Games and sports materials. Exceptional elements for signposts. Electronic, measurement and telephone devices.

He has contributed to several companies, including the following:

ABB Niessen, Amat, Andreu World, Arbora & Ausonia, Ato, Azcue, Blauet, Banco Santander, Carlsberg, Cassina, Cruz Verde-Legrain, Driade, Enea, Escofet, Esselte-Dymo, Fagor, Famosa, Figueras Internacional, Flos-Arteluce, Fujitec, General Electric, Grassoler, Griferias Tres, Grupo AC Marca, Henkel, Himel, IBM, Industrias Marca, Isogona-Bra, La Caixa, Laboratorios Byly, Laboratorios RTB, LG Cirsa, Metalarte, Metrega Telefonía, Oken, Permasa, Perobell, Renault, Resol, Rosenthal, Saint Gobain-Calmar, Sanyo, Sara Lee, Seat, Schneider Electric, Tecnimagen, Teldat, Vilagrasa, WMF..

seating system Eina

office management system Agora

stool Coma

chair Andrea

ashtray Etna

low bench Rail

occasional furniture unit Barra Libre

seats VIP System

stackable chair Talk

office armchair Tacto

bench Quart Lunar