The explosion of creativity: José Manuel Ferrero’s home

December 3, 2021

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The explosion of creativity: José Manuel Ferrero’s home


The home of estudi{H}ac Creative Director José Manuel Ferrero is built on his passion for the world of tailoring, fabrics and textures: these are the protagonists of the interior design, combined with the natural walnut evoking gold tailor’s shops.

The entryway is an open space that’s darker than the rest of the rooms and cladded in wood, featuring hidden cabinets for storage; sticking out of one of the walls are some maxi pins along with the first prototype that José Manuel Ferrero designed at the beginning of his career, the Arrel coat rack, and they’re combined with the models and prototypes he’s made for the different companies he collaborates with.

Next to the entryway is a small work area, where there is the prototype mirror that was designed for the home, while the combination of silver and black mirrors represents the explosion of ideas generated when creating projects.

The area is surrounded by a Desalto black metal shelving unit while the Up 50 armchair by Gaetano Pesce from B&B is one of the most important pieces; the living room opening up to the kitchen is the liveliest part of the home: with plenty of natural light, it is combined with an area of sofas highlighting the pattern in the Sister mat designed for Roche Bobois & Toulmende Bouchart.

Framed on the wall by a large, unfolded pattern of the Magnum armchair designed for Sancal is a representation of the work done in the workshop, designing and studying textures.

The living area merges with the round stone table made for Lantic Colonial di Porcelanosa, which also produced the fantastic kitchen made of natural wood combined with a piece of Levantina Perla Venata quartzite; a white lacquered wooden sculpture wall wrap around the living room as if giant spools of thread.

The home is 120 m2 with 50% comprised of common areas and the other 50% making up the private part which begins after the hallway where you find the children’s colourful bedroom; in the guest bathroom the pureness and simplicity of the Ars Beige Nature Xl-ight stone-effect ceramic is combined with the Aro collection designed for Krion Porcelanosa next to the real wow in this room, the exotic Levantina green piece.

Art is also present in this house with the illustrations by Basquiat transformed into a skateboard, for example, around the entrance to the master bedroom as well as inspirational pieces like the collection of shirt necks bought at the Flea Market in Paris, the Magnum armchair designed for Sancal and the framed print by Oscar Tusquets.

Finally, the wood-cladded wall leads to the dressing room and private bathroom, an area with different textures featuring a mix of indigo green Levantina marble die-cut with a deconstructed dowel.

An explosion of creativity, design and colour: this is the perfect definition for Ferrero’s home.