Gaspar Homar i Mesquida - no signature/marks - Anrichte

Gaspar Homar i Mesquida - no signature/marks - Anrichte
Spanien - 1890-1919 - Holz - Walnuss

The son of Pedro Homar, a cabinetmaker from Buñola. At the age of thirteen he moved to Barcelona with his family, attracted by lure of the city’s development to host the 1888 Universal exhibition. He studied in the Escuela Llotja with Josep Mirabent and he linked to the newly created Centro de Artes Decorativas. He was trained in the workshop of cabinetmaker Franscec Vidal, where he entered to work as an apprentice together with his father. It was one of the most renowned and it had large workshops of stylish furniture with more than two hundred employees. In 1893, only ten years later, both of them established their own workshop in Rambla de Cataluña 129, under the name “Pedro Homar e hijo”, next to Alexandre de Riquer’s workshop.1 Two years later his father died and he moved to Canuda street, next to the Ateneo Barcelonés, where he stayed until 1934. In 1912 he married Emilia Ramón Montardit, and he adopted her niece as his own daughter.
He participated in exhibitions in London, Madrid and Barcelona (1907), Zaragoza (1908) and Paris (19090, and he was member of the jury in the 1908 Venice International Exhibition.
After his beginnings in a neogothic style trend he specialised in modernism, a style in which he made his best works until 1918. Subsequently, he dedicated himself to the production of conventional furniture.
During his modernist period he collaborated, among others, with Sebastián Junyent and Josep Pey in the design of furniture and entire rooms, 3 with a delightful richness of figurative marquetry in panels and furniture which are his hallmark, incorporating exotic woods such the sycamore, the plane tree, mahogany, jacaranda or rosewood. His production of (usually) ornamental furniture, such as chests or umbrella stands, but also beds, wardrobes and chairs became renowned and in his workshops came to collaborate around one hundred artisans. He worked with modernist architects such as Josep Puig i Cadafalch, although the furniture he made for this architect was designed by Puig i Cadafalch himself and therefore it differed from Homer's own style.
His most outstanding works are the complete decoration of the houses:
• Casa Lleó Morera (1904). The furniture is currently in the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña, although the doors and the coffered ceiling stayed in the house.
• Casa Navás. The whole house is a design at the service of a global concept and message.
• Casa Burés. He made the furniture and the mosaics. Currently the decoration of the main room is still there, with part of the furniture and a chimney with a mosaic taken from Hansel and Gretel’s tale.
• 1907 - Great Prize in the International Exhibition Artistic Furniture and Home Decorations, which took place in London’s Crystal Palace.
• 1907 - Great Prize in the Exposición Internacional de Higiene, Artes, Oficios y Manufacturas of Madrid.
• 1907 - First medal in the V Exposició Internacional de Belles Arts i Indústries Artístiques of Barcelona.
• 1908 - Great Prize, Golden Medal and Great Cup in the Esposizione Internazionale Industria-Lavoro Arte Decorativa, which took place in the Venice Lido.
• 1908 - Great Prize in the Exposición Hispano-Francesa of Zaragoza.
• 1909 - Great Prize, member of the Jury, out of contest in the Exposition Internationale du Confort Moderne of Paris.
• 1915 - Silver Medal in the Exposición Artística of the Academia Provincial de Bellas Artes of Cádiz.

Holz - Walnuss
Gaspar Homar i Mesquida
Hersteller/ Marke
no signature/marks
Art Nouveau
Geschätzter Zeitraum
Hervorragender Zustand - kaum gebraucht, mit minimalen Altersspuren & Verschleißerscheinungen
90×135×35 cm
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