The journey of RS Barcelona is the story of a dream in four stages. It starts off with Rafael Rodríguez Castillo, an employee in a metallurgist’s – and old-style grafter – who in 1975 decided to start his own business. One day his little workshop turned into an industrial unit in Viladecans, Barcelona, where was enough space for his two sons to climb aboard.
Along with the second generation of the family, the dream of RS Barcelona acquires a new dimension: manufacturing for others might put food on the table, but isn’t very satisfying. The creative bug stimulation in the company’s first ‘own-brand’ product: the RS#2 metal football table. Along the way they make a fistful of errors, the kind from which a lot is learned. Little by little RS Barcelona’s products find their place in the shop windows of internationally renowned trend setters. Something that can give a certain heady feeling. But the trick is getting excited by every little success.
That’s how we arrive at the third stage of the dream: the introduction of the new collection of furniture designed by Stone Designs for RS Barcelona. They met at Zona Tortona and they decided to run this road hand by hand.
And know we are at the fourth part, which is still ahead. This new stage is awaiting for us as we go around the corner. Now we are working and collaborating with young, international and prestige designers searching for new ideas, innovative concepts for furniture and objects. Because we, at RS Barcelona, enjoy seeing things in a different light.