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Javier Mariscal Furniture

Spanish, b. 1950

Javier Mariscal made a name for himself as a multidisciplinary creative — with such a fascinating range of projects under his belt, it would be difficult to confine him to labels such as artist, graphic designer or furniture maker. 

While Mariscal integrates generous portions of plastics, polished chrome and other manmade materials into the creation of his furniture and decor, his work is stylish and forward-looking in a manner that dispenses with the institutional look of synthetic design. Vintage Javier Mariscal stools, lighting and tables are playful and lively, and are demonstrative of venturesome experimentation with form. 

Born in Valencia, Spain, Mariscal attended the Elisava School in Barcelona in the 1970s to study design. He left school early, driven to learn from the world around him. His first major experience in real-world artistic pursuits was as an illustrator for a Spanish-language comic book in the mid-1970s. By 1979, Mariscal had shifted to product and furniture design. He created his distinctive chrome and leather Duplex stool that year, a piece that was manufactured by BD Barcelona Design for Bar Dúplex — a bar he co-owned and designed in his hometown. 

Throughout the 1980s, Mariscal created some variations of the Duplex stool, developed furniture for iconic postmodern design collaborative the Memphis Group and made a foray into textiles. He created a range of rug designs that culminated in an exhibition at the Vinçon salon in Barcelona and led to collaborations with legendary textiles brand nanimarquina, which was established by designer Nani Marquina in 1987.

In 1989, the International Olympic Committee chose Mariscal's entry Cobi — a mountain dog designed in the Cubist style — as the official mascot of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. To date, Cobi stands as one of the most recognizable Olympic mascots of all time.

Also in 1989, he opened his own studio — Estudio Mariscal. There he immersed himself in countless projects, collaborating with many notable names such as the famous Spanish architect Alfredo Arribas and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. In 1999, the Spanish Department of Industry and the BCD Foundation recognized Mariscal for his many contributions to art across a wealth of industries. 

Mariscal has since explored a variety of disciplines, from painting murals to drawing and co-directing for animated films including the 2010 feature-length animated movie Chico and Rita. He currently lives and works in Barcelona.

On 1stDibs, browse Javier Mariscal seating, rugs and tables.

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Creator: Javier Mariscal
Javier Mariscal and Pepe Cortés, floor lamp mod. Garraf for BD Barcelona, 1983
By Javier Mariscal, Pepe Cortés
Located in Saarbrücken, SL
The "Garaff" floor lamp is an imaginative product of the interaction between two great designers who work in many disciplines. Pepe Cortés as a furniture designer and in the creation of interior design concepts and Javier Mariscal also as a furniture designer and as an illustrator and successful comic artist. The postmodern floor lamp by Javier Mariscal and Pepe Cortés is exemplary of this period in the early 1980s. It was produced in a limited edition. A confirmation of the lamp by Julia Mariscal: "The "Garraf" lamp was produced for the exhibition "Muebles Muy Formales" by B.D. Ediciones de Diseño, Barcelona in 1983. Where Pepe Cortés and Javier Mariscal presented a series of design furniture like Taburte Dúplex, Lámpara Rocafort, Lámpara Araña...
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1980s Spanish Post-Modern Vintage Javier Mariscal Furniture

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Marble, Aluminum, Steel

Pepe Cortes e Javier Mariscal, sedia Trampolin, anni 80
By Javier Mariscal, Pepe Cortés
Located in Firenze, IT
Iconica sedia da scrivania Trampolin, disegnata nel 1984 da Pepe Cortès e Javier Mariscal per Akaba, ha vinto il Premio Delta de Plata ADIFAD nel 1986. La
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1980s Spanish Post-Modern Vintage Javier Mariscal Furniture

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Metal

Javier Mariscal - Garriris
By Javier Mariscal
Located in PARIS, FR
The Garriris chair was designed in 1987 by Javier Mariscal and edited Akaba. The chair is part of the Vitra Design Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Fr...
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Late 20th Century Spanish Post-Modern Javier Mariscal Furniture

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Aluminum, Chrome

Sculptural Aztec Vase by Javier Mariscal for Rosenthal, Germany, 1980s.
By Rosenthal, Javier Mariscal
Located in Lille, FR
Sculptural Aztec Ceramic Vase by Javier Mariscal for Rosenthal, Germany, 1980s.
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1980s German Post-Modern Vintage Javier Mariscal Furniture

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Ceramic

Memphis Chair by Javier Mariscal ''Garriris'', Black Leather, 1897
By Javier Mariscal
Located in Barcelona, ES
Garriris chair by Javier Mariscal, produced by Akaba in 1987, restored & recovered by the architect and designer Stefano Colli (also collector and curator of @goodgoodstefano). In...
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1980s Spanish Post-Modern Vintage Javier Mariscal Furniture

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Steel

Italian Post-Modern Armchair Hotel 21 Lobby by Mariscal for Moroso, 1990s-2000s
By Moroso, Javier Mariscal
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Post-modern Armchair Hotel 21 Lobby by Javier Mariscal for Moroso, 1990-2000s Armchair mod. Hotel 21 Lobby with asymmetrical geometric profile padded and upholstered in whit...
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1990s European Post-Modern Javier Mariscal Furniture

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Metal, Steel

Javier Mariscal duplex stool
By Javier Mariscal
Located in Bruxelles, BE
Old edition of iconic duplex stool by Javier Mariscal . Made in beginning of the eighties for the duplex bar in Valence.
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1980s Spanish Post-Modern Vintage Javier Mariscal Furniture

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Metal

Lotek Artemide Javier Mariscal Desk Lamp Postmodern Style
By Javier Mariscal, Artemide
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Desk lamp designed by Javier Mariscal for Artemide. Postmodern style desk lamp. Structural lamp having partially eye catching colors Working with 10...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Javier Mariscal Furniture

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Aluminum, Steel

Javier Mariscal Poster, Signed & Numbered, Limited Edition of 100
By Javier Mariscal
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand signed and numbered, exhibition poster designed by Javier Mariscal, limited edition of 100 Giclée print on Matte Lithorealistic 269gr paper paper (23.4 x 33 inches). Mariscal's signature style illustrates the pieces in the "Shaped like Things" exhibition in vibrant colors. Javier Mariscal is famous in the design community for his involvement in the rebellious Memphis Group. His "Duplex" bar stool and his 1981 "Hilton" trolley are an important part of the Memphis legacy. But what is less known is that Javier Mariscal is also a cult underground comic book artist, and an important illustrator. In the mainstream, his most famous work is "Cobi" the Mascot for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympic games. Other cult design by Javier Mariscal that we are offering is the 1987 Mickey chair made in Spain. A chair with a large pair of Mickey ears and 4 life size Mickey...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Javier Mariscal Furniture

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Paper

MEMPHIS "HILTON" Glass Trolley/BarCart by Javier Mariscal (Design: 1981)
By Javier Mariscal
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sleek, happy-looking glass & lacquered steel rolling bar & serving cart by the most iconic Spanish designer of the 1980's --- Javier Mariscal!! He designed the mascot/logo Gobi for the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, including the colorful, Miro-like Olympic logo. His nightclubs, hotels, restaurants & other furniture objects always possessed a great sense of verve & wit --- this HILTON cart looks as though it could get a ticket for speeding even while it is standing still!!! Javier was born in Valencia in 1950. In 1971 he moved to Barcelona to study Graphic Design at the acclaimed Elisava School. While there, he formed alliances with counter-culture radical comic book writers and illustrators of the time, such as Mique Beltrán, Daniel Torres and Sento. Together they set up "El Rollo Enmascarado", a group specialized in underground subversive comics. In the 1980s, he worked as interior designer of nightclubs, collaborated with Memphis and (as stated) created Cobi, the mascot for the 1992 Olympic...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Javier Mariscal Furniture

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Metal

Vintage Red Duplex Bar Stool by Javier Mariscal for BD Barcelona
By BD Barcelona Design, Javier Mariscal
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A fantastic bar stool designed by Javier Mariscal for Bar Dúplex in Valencia in 1980. The Duplex bar stool is an iconic example of 1980s and postmoder...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Javier Mariscal Furniture

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Chrome

Modern Chess Board with Pieces El Ajedrez by Javier Mariscal
By Javier Mariscal
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Chess figures and board designed by Javier Mariscal on the occasion of the Olympic Games of Barcelona 92. Aluminium parts and metal board. Measures: ...
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Late 20th Century Spanish Post-Modern Javier Mariscal Furniture

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Metal

Black on White Estambul Hand-Tufted Wool Rug by Javier Mariscal, Medium
By Nanimarquina, Javier Mariscal
Located in New York, NY
The original sketch for this hand-tufted, wool rug was a watercolour painted by Mariscal in 1987. The design transmits the basic outline of the Classic Persian rug. Using this concep...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Javier Mariscal Furniture

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Wool

Black on White Estambul Hand-Tufted Wool Rug by Javier Mariscal, Small
By Nanimarquina, Javier Mariscal
Located in New York, NY
The original sketch for this hand-tufted, wool rug was a watercolour painted by Mariscal in 1987. The design transmits the basic outline of the Classic Persian rug. Using this concep...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Javier Mariscal Furniture

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Wool

Hilton Trolly Bar cart by Javier Mariscal for Memphis, 1981
By Javier Mariscal
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hilton trolley bar cart by Javier Mariscal for Memphis.  
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1980s American Modern Vintage Javier Mariscal Furniture

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Cut Glass

Hilton Metal and Glass Trolley, by Javier Mariscal for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Group, Javier Mariscal, Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Hilton trolley in lacquered metal and crystal glass, designed in 1981 by Javier Mariscal. He was born in Valencia in 1950. In 1971 he moved to Barcelona to study Graphic Design at the Elisava School. There he came into contact with comic book writers and illustrators of the time, such as Mique Beltrán, Daniel Torres and Sento. Together they set up "El rollo enmascarado", a group specialized in underground comics. In the 1980s, he worked as interior designer. In these he collaborated with Memphis Among his best known works are Cobi, the mascot for the 1992 Olympic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Javier Mariscal Furniture

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Metal

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Javier Mariscal furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Javier Mariscal furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Javier Mariscal furniture, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 12 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 4 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Javier Mariscal were created in the modern style in europe during the late 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Amat-3, and BD Furniture. Prices for Javier Mariscal furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $279 and can go as high as $6,250, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,635.

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