Elmar Thome (Mayen 1964 / Barcelona 2005) began his career as an artist and was well known for his sculpture. Towards the end of his life he took his masterful skills in shaping iron, wood and other materials and became a designer. His timeless products transmit both great strength and subtle fragility.
Mireia Riera Coromina was born in Barcelona in 1943. She studied design and interior design at the Escola Eina and became a pioneer in design at that time. She was part of the avant-garde scene of Barcelona design. In 1975, she was awarded the Adi-Fad Gold Delta Award for her Luminous Mirror that was edited by BD Barcelona Design, a company in which she is founding partner.
Pep Bonet Bertran was born in Barcelona in 1941.
Having worked at the studio of JA Coderch from 1961 - 1964, he then went on to study architecture at the Higher Technical School of Architecture in Barcelona in 1965. That year he became a founding member of Studio PER alongside Cristian Cirici, Lluís Clotet and Oscar Tusquets. He was one of the founders of BD Barcelona Design producing both furniture and architectural components.
Mireia Riera and Jordi Ruiz came together with a shared passion for design and an admiration for certain designers. From disparate professional backgrounds they created sic97 in 2013. Mireia, a pioneer in design with some prestigious awards and Jordi, a self-taught industrial engineer and with more than 30 years experience.
Established in Barcelona, sic97 continues to produce timeless and fascinating industrial designs, such as Series ET Bathroom Fittings and Toma lamp by Elmar Thome, Llum Mirror by Mireia Riera or Galant by Pep Bonet.
Our philosophy is to deliver a quality final product to the client while paying full respect to the original design and materials used.
sic (erat scriptum / ‘exactly as it was written’) / 97 (the year the ET series was created)