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Andrea Pallares Roca

MA work

nook

Dense city living is changing the way we use our ever decreasing space and urban homes frequently amalgamate sleeping, living, working and eating areas into one small space. Hence, the bed, a significant home furnishing in size, is not only asked to accommodate the sleep, but also many of other daily activities for which it is not prepared to.

Nook is a new type of upholstered furniture able to effortlessly switch between a sheltered and comfortable private corner and a social, open place. The project matches its time by providing a functional and adaptable solution that meets with global city dwellers’ new emerging needs and challenges the traditional ideas of how a home looks like and the relationships that can be built in within.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2017

    Specialism

    design-for-manufacture-platform

  • Andrea Pallarès Roca holds a bachelor’s degree in Design from ELISAVA, Barcelona, where she graduated in 2014. Afterwards she worked as an intern in Nomon Design, Boo in Barcelona, Antoni Pallejà Office and Nanimarquina. Currently, she is based in London, where she is completing a Master of Arts in Design Products at the Royal College of Art.

    Andrea’s work is about giving meaning to products by observing, understanding and converting uses and technologies into emotional and innovative products. She has capacity for conceptualization and finding formal and aesthetic reasoning that denote an unusual maturity and sensitivity. Her approach is respectful, but effective, demonstrating a high understanding of the context and the needs of each request.

  • Degrees

  • BA in Design, ELISAVA, Barcelona, 2014
  • Experience

  • Designer at Nomon Design, Boo in Barcelona, Antoni Pallejà Office, Nanimarquina