Damià Huguet started working in the family factory. He was 16 years old, had finished the elementary baccalaureate, and decided not to go to Palma to study, but to stay with his mother, in the village, in a still very rural Mallorca that was beginning to change radically with the arrival of tourism. At first he worked alongside Guillem Mas, his father’s former partner, but from 1971 onwards he began his own path, always with the essential support of his wife Magdalena. In that Mallorca, more things changed in 30 years than in the previous 300, and the cement tiles, together with the handmade terrazzo and all that traditional, humble and manual architecture, gave way to a rampant urban growth. In those years, Damià focused basically on the manufacture of concrete beams, the main product demanded by the market. His main interest was always culture, in particular poetry, and the factory (in a very boring decades) was essentially a tool to support the family.

In the 60s and 70s all the factories of the island threw away the old machines, but he kept them, and in the early 90s, when the island was beginning to realise that all that uncontrolled growth and so-called modernity was full of mistakes, he tried to recover the old machines. But he was already ill, and after a few years of dragging a hard illness, he died in 1996. There remains the romantic and poetic legacy of having made the customized exposed beams for the two houses that the master Jørn Utzon built for himself in Mallorca. Rigour, humility, desire to work with his hands and to do things well. Existentialism and a lot of culture in some very complex years and in a more difficult land than many people might think.