Woodmasters: Muebles Pico

A look at how one Spanish woodworking shop is continuing the furniture tradition of Valencia.

An environment of hand-worked wood is capable of transmitting feelings--amongst them the sensation of the passing of time, heritage, permanence, stability and companionship. In this video, Muebles Picó presents an example of classic carpentry and marquetry from Valencia, the principal birthplace of industrial furniture in Spain.

Muebles Picó was founded nearly 70 years ago and continues to be a family business. The company’s trajectory stands out for the innovative way it has remained stylistically classical in settings--such as kitchens--that demand advanced technology. It has carried out hundreds of residential and public projects across the globe in which wood plays a fundamental role in the overall status of the environment.