The Kinfolk Home: Miquel Alzueta and África Posse

Delve inside a home located at the foot of Mt. Tibidabo, Spain.

“If the home is old, it speaks of tradition and the past. If it’s new, it talks about us.”

This introduction soon turned into a deep obsession and the 1950s style of functional furnishings permeated every aspect of his life. “One doesn’t choose his whims, his passions or his follies,” Miquel says. “I got there by being curious, and I turned it into a way of learning, a way of living and, later on, into a job and a business.” He started looking for Prouvé and Perriand’s pieces, buying them and offering them to customers. “Each acquisition meant a period of trouble for my finances, but I loved to collect them,” he says.

Miquel was rewarded for his risky decisions with a collection that grew into the foundation of his personal home near Barcelona’s city center, where he now lives with his wife, África Posse, and her son, Santiago. The building is located in a...

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