Cobalto Studio is a place where several talents unite. Based in Barcelona, the company is active in interior design, art direction, set design and more. Imagicasa learned more about the mission that Cobalto Studio fulfills with a lot of pride and precision, and is happy to present two interior projects that were taken care of by them.
In 2015, Gabriel Escámez decided to start Cobalto Studio, and he did so with a mission: pursuing the typical Mediterranean beauty and presenting it in different formats to a large public. By bringing the unique aspects of Mediterranean cultures to a higher level and emphasizing their universal attraction through different media, Cobalto Studio has by now positioned itself as a central authority within their field of expertise. Thanks to the profound passion behind Cobalto Studio, after a while La Cobalta was founded: a collective body that searches for works and objects where traditional techniques deal with Mediterranean popular culture. Together with La Cobalta, Cobalto Studio strives every day to represent Mediterranean culture in the form of craftsmanship and beauty.
Emphasising Mediterranean attraction through different media
Imagicasa selected two interior projects from Cobalto’s extensive portfolio to present to our readers. Apartment Barcelona is a loft residence located on the third floor and has a surface area of no less than 150 square metres, whereas Two Floor House is a modernistic building of 90 square metres with a charming patio. In both cases the clients desired a home that exudes a peaceful atmosphere and minimally distinguishes the interior and exterior. Although each interior project of Cobalto is a unique result that is aligned with the client’s personal input, there is still a common thread to be found throughout the studio’s portfolio. For example, Apartment Barcelona and Two Floor House share the use of warm materials, even for the most fundamental elements. Furthermore, both interiors reflect Cobalto’s loyalty to implementing minimal interventions and preserving an organic feel.
Nevertheless, these projects set themselves apart from previous designs because of the uniqueness of the rooms and the different dimensions that are to be found in the residences. In Two Floor House, it was mainly important to provide the industrial character of the building with more light and liveliness. Concerning Apartment Barcelona, it was mainly a case of reviving the spaces. Considering that the building had been used for offices since the seventies, only little was left of the original details. When it came to materials, Cobalto worked similarly in both cases. That is to say, in both designs you will find ceramics, as well as continuous white flooring and dark wood. Other materials dear to the studio’s heart include linen, rope and wickerwork. In terms of colours, each project usually has one shade as its main inspiration. For Two Floor House this was brown, and for Apartment Barcelona it turned out to be glazed green. Furthermore, a selection of furniture was made with the greatest care. A nice detail is that Cobalto Studio collaborated with the same antiquary in both cases.
With these interior projects, Cobalto Studio confirms that they work from a pure mission and that they approach things from an authentic perspective. By pursuing Mediterranean beauty and honouring cultural distinctiveness, they prove to be a valuable asset for those who like to dream away to other places.
Do you want to know more about Cobalto Studio? Read the full article in Imagicasa Summer 2022.
Photography by Pablo Zamora