With a degree in architecture, a natural talent for painting and a vocation for design, Oscar Tusquets is an example of a complex and multi-faceted artist that seems to be an endangered species in today’s world, where specialized study has become the standard.
He was born in 1941 in Barcelona and, after getting a diploma at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios, he graduated as an Architect in 1965. He was a founding member of Studio PER and of B.D. Ediciones de Diseño. Together with Carlo Diaz he founded Studio Tusquets, Diaz & Associates in 1987 for the purpose of expanding his architectural executions.
He was awarded with the Gold Metal for Fine Arts in Spain, the St. Jordi Cross of Generalitat of Catalunya and he is Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Humanities in France.
Among the most memorable and important of his projects are the Palace of Catalan Music in Barcelona, the Pavillion Tusquets in Parc de la Villette in Paris, the residential compound of Fukuoka-Kashii in Japan, the Auditorium Alfredo Kraus in Las Palmas di Gran Canaria and Le cave Chandon e Sant Cugat Sesgarrigues in Barcelona.
Presently, he is working on many projects including special spaces dedicated to the centuries of XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX (Art Nouveau and Art Déco) at Museo delle Arti Decorative in The Louvre. Additionally, he works on the expansion of a music hall and a large four-star hotel.
Oscar Tusquets Blanca has designed for la murrina: TOCADA – DELFI.