Wood, especially oak, is common thread in caseríos, Basque rural homes. Bois et Fer was born when designer Gary de la Fuente couldn’t find the exact furniture aesthetic he wanted for his modern Basque abode. According to the young owners of Bois et Fer, "they follow an aesthetic without tying themselves down". Iron and wood are the key words here, where vaguely Chillida-like aesthetics play nice with a touch of Nordic simplicity.
Their signature iron and wood furniture has a tiny street front shop on the Zurriola beach, where French Basque Country’s stripy seaside vibe reigns in the form of accessories in the two Bois et Fer shops: paper collages by Ibon Mainar, watercolors by Diego Besné, and ceramics by La Fuga. Basque names crown each piece—‘HARRI’, or rock in Euskera, are the concrete stools perched atop three wooden legs.
Bois et Fer's real showrooms, however, are the city's hippest bars, from Drinka to Sirimiri.
If you really fall in love, order a custom-fitted table to be sent back home.