When it comes to outfitting the office, business leaders who demand the highest levels of form and function will have three initials in mind: not ICI or IBM as one might anticipate, but JMM.
José Martínez-Medina’s family has been manufacturing fine furniture since the 19th century, a tradition that has surely reached its apotheosis in the extraordinary designs that José Martínez-Medina has created for such illustrious clients as Telefónica, Parliament House, Intertronic – and Rimontgó.
His splendidly versatile office furniture adds a touch of sleek sophistication to even the most demanding/challenging work environments. Chairs are both stylish and comfortable, while office and conference room desks contain practical touches like built-in monitors, microphones and slide machines.
The fantastically multi-functional ‘kbinet’ is a freestanding, easily movable storage unit that can easily fit under a desk but has the illusionary property of containing much more space than even the most optimistic observer might imagine.
JMM’s latest book, The Ultimate Collection is a fascinating record of the furniture that this family company has provided for iconic buildings in Valencia, Spain and beyond. The book includes a section dedicated to Rimontgó’s Valencia headquarters, including José Ribes Bas’ personal office and the boardroom, with its large, hi-tech table.
As José Martínez-Medina repeatedly says, it’s more than furniture – and looking at some of the images in this fascinating book one can see exactly what he means.
Furniture that carries the JMM initials certainly serves a practical function but is at all times more than the sum of its parts; each lovingly crafted piece revealing a dedication to the importance of shape, texture and form.
Learn more about José Martínez-Medina’s furniture at www.jmm.es