At RS Barcelona we design intense living products with the simple aspiration of adding some optimism to your life. This is the goal that drives us in our daily work and encourages us to continue to grow.
It all began with Rafael Rodriguez Castillo, a metal worker who in 1975 decided to set up his own business. Over time, he upgraded from his small sheet metal workshop to an industrial building in Viladecans (Barcelona) where there was enough space for his two sons to join the business.
With the arrival of the second generation of the family, the dream of RS Barcelona took on a new dimension. Manufacturing for others put food on the table but it wasn't nourishing enough. The creative itch was impossible to resist and that itch was scratched through the company's first product of its own: the RS#2 designer football table, a highly personal reinterpretation of one of the classic items of Spanish game culture.
In 2006, the RS#2 earned itself a spot in Barcelona's most important designer shop window: the legendary Vincon store. Something like that fills you with pride and gives you the courage to take the plunge and manufacture other products, to set your sights on new horizons, new markets. The company took a great leap forward with its first foray into the US market, a market it had singled out right from the start. RS Barcelona's catalogue grew little by little and its products began to feature in leading shop windows all over the world. This sort of success can be dizzying, but the secret is not to get carried away and to keep putting your heart and soul into every new challenge.
And now we're in the fourth phase of this dream. A phase that's just started, in which a group of both young and internationally renowned designers are working hand-in-hand with a team of professionals who combine expert craftmanship with years of metalwork experience, finely honed industrial production skills and technological expertise. Together, they come up with new ideas and innovative concepts to create intense living products.
At RS Barcelona we create intense living products; products which, thanks to their high design value, top-quality materials and functionality, offer innovative solutions through a combination of the meticulously crafted details and the precision of industrial manufacturing.
Our products are much more than designer items. They're experiences. They're unforgettable moments. They're a way of understanding and approaching life that can be summed up in a single pledge and mission: intense living.
They reflect a set of values that define the way we design, manufacture, work, share and live.
It's our DNA. It's our essence. Design that goes beyond aesthetics. Design that works. Design that inspires. Design that excites.
There's no better feeling than sharin the good times with your loved ones. Our main wish is to help you to live those moments, to share them.
We're manufacturers. We control all the prduction processes. To ensure high quality in every single piece.
Together we design your needs and expectations. And together we create an exclusive product for you. Let's make it unique.
Play brings us closer. It joints us. It allows us to treat each other on an equal footing once we've hung up the our daily routine uniform.
Laugher. Joy. Challenges. Let out all those feelings. Let out your inner passion. The same passion we channel into our creative work.
Design and functionality in perfect harmony. We offer you versatile solutions that adapt to all lifestyles and all spaces.
Sustainability & Local production
There's no greater commitment to the planet than manufacturing products that will stay with us all our lives. That is our commitment: durability.
As far as RS Barcelona is concerned, sustainability is much more than a fashionable word or an obligation; it's a philosophy, an approach to creation, design and manufacturing.
The durability of a product is the essence of sustainability. That is our commitment to the planet and society: to manufacture top-quality, hard-wearing items through environmentally friendly production processes.
We design our products with versatility in mind, in terms of both use and function, so that you can adapt them to the changes in your life. Their timeless design rises above passing fads, ensuring that they retain their essence and style over time, as constant companions that can be adapted to whatever space or setting you wish to inhabit and enjoy.
And when the time comes, you'll be able to repair, rebuild or dispose of and recycle that product with which you've had such memorable times, turning it into a new item that will enable others to experience unforgettable moments.
We're a family company that remains faithful to its origins. Our factory in Viladecans (Barcelona) combines the best of the past and present. Over the course of more than 40 years of craftsmanship, we've learned how to handle and mould metal in order to get the best out of it. Experience and tradition join forces with the precision of industrial production and new technology.
Our team works together with our suppliers and local partners, bringing ideas and sketches to life, turning them into real items. We pay great attention to detail and we're not afraid of trying things out, taking one step back and two steps forward, until we get what we're looking for.
We select top-quality materials and finishes, using different manufacturing techniques in order to obtain a specific item. By carefully supervising every process, we guarantee the quality of our products, ensuring that each item is perfect and reaches you ready to be enjoyed.