Tresserra is one of the pioneers of Barcelona’s design and, also, one of the main receivers of broader international impact. Jaume Tresserra (Barcelona, 1943) was born into a family of actors and dressmakers, which enabled him to develop great aesthetic sensitivity as well as passion for cinema. The sets and costumes of classic Hollywood movies from the 30s, 40s and 50s have always been his main source of inspiration.
His place has been visited by gauchedivinian and exquisite Barcelona’s artists, from Tiffany’s jewelry designer Elsa Peretti to the always flawless architect Federico Correa and, of course, the awesome and unparalleled designer Miguel Milá, a good friend of his and one of his biggest fans. This Barcelona, in the early 1980s, spearheaded interior design and decoration and helped launching such remarkable careers as Tresserra’s, who after studying in Escola Massana began working in publicity and advertising and, shortly after, in interior design. By the end of the 1980s, he had designed his first exclusive pieces of furniture and his name was starting to feature prominently in international exhibitions.
The interest of Jaume Tresserra in fine materials, handmade traditional processes, flawless finishes and emotional and sophisticated design has turned him into a classic. He has always avoided fashion and transience. His pieces of furniture are unique, last for a lifetime and go down from generation to generation. Some of his works have been seen in such popular films as Batman (Tim Burton, 1989), A Kiss Before Dying (James Dearden, 1992), Damage (Louis Malle, 1993) or The Skin I Live in (Pedro Almodóvar, 2011). Several celebrities have posed with his furniture, Tresserra holds a busy agenda of clients from Qatar, Japan or Senegal. In November 2014 he opened up shop in New York’s Upper East Side.
From his Carpett cabinet to the Lola armchair, his work has not only been present in several museums of decorative arts, but also has become part of an imagery that transports us to the cinematic universe and timeless sophistication.