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Designing & creating a built-in sofa of this scale was not only a wonderful project to be part of, but also opened doors to a new & collaborative way of working.

espanyolet | cloth & clay | handcrafted in Mallorca | one-of-a-kind vintage linens | hand-formed ceramics

We were thrilled to have been approached by the casita owner with an idea to transform her living room, which was still mid-renovation, from blank slate to something with a custom color. Mercedes had decided the built-in sofa should be a statement design piece in the room, and we saw an opportunity to convert this 6-meter couch from functional to something of an art piece.

espanyolet | cloth & clay | handcrafted in Mallorca | one-of-a-kind vintage linens | hand-formed ceramics

Situated at the base of the Tramuntana mountains amidst sheepbells and clucking chickens, this casita is surrounded by color: greens and yellows crawling up the vine-wrapped pergola and of the hundreds-years old succulents in the surrounding valley. It was quite an easy decision to to bring these outdoor colors in.

espanyolet | cloth & clay | handcrafted in Mallorca | one-of-a-kind vintage linens | hand-formed ceramics

First we painted the four seating cushions (measuring nearly 6 meters) varying shades of sage & ashy green. These base seating pieces all feature our signature vintage details like hand-stitched seams. And each of the 20+ pillows used as accents & for back support is unique. We chose to dial up & down each expression of goldenrod so the transition from sage to gold was seamless and elegant. No two pieces are alike.

espanyolet | cloth & clay | handcrafted in Mallorca | one-of-a-kind vintage linens | hand-formed ceramics

Working alongside Mercedes and her vision, as well as many afternoons brainstorming, measuring & installing this couch — have been a dream. And once the family moves in, the real fun will begin!

espanyolet | cloth & clay | handcrafted in Mallorca | one-of-a-kind vintage linens | hand-formed ceramics Working alongside Mercedes and her vision, as well as many afternoons brainstorming, measuring & installing this couch — have been a dream. And once the family moves in, the real fun will begin!

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