An architect, designer, town planner and revolutionary, his is one of the most outstanding Spanish avant-garde artistic and social names of the 30s. He was one of the people who introduced the Modern Movement into Spain and is the author of emblematic modern works. Some of his furniture and lamp designs are still produced today, over 60 years after his death.
He studied architecture at Barcelona School of Architecture, graduating in 1929. He began his career, while still a student, in the studio of his uncle Jaume Torres Grau and later with projects carried out in collaboration with Josep Lluís Sert, with whom he went into partnership in 1930.