What is Spanish design?
While many of us have an idea of what is the Scandinavian look, or what elements go into French country design, few are able to describe exactly what is Spanish design.
There are many design blogs devoted to Scandinavian or French design, and countless ones focused on travel, food and lifestyle in Spain, but I have found very few English-language blogs focused on interior design in Spain.
Spain for Design covers interior design, artisan traditions and lifestyle in Spain with the aim of making them accessible to a wider audience and begin a dialogue about a part of the world often overlooked in design circles.
Masquespacio Designs Collection for French Retailer Monoprix Inspired by Springtime Brunches in Paris
Multidisciplinary award-winning design studio Masquespacio’s first collaboration with French retailer Monoprix is a 50-piece collection of furniture, decor, and fashion, developed by the studio’s industrial design brand Mas Creations. Inspired by nature and spring brunches in the city of light, Ana Hernández, Masquespacio’s creative director, imagined joyful scenes of brunches on Parian terraces, with organic…Read More
Madrid Design Festival 2023: Showcasing the Best of Spanish Design
The Madrid Design Festival which began in February is taking place at various locations around Madrid and online. The only festival in Spain that brings together all design disciplines, including architecture, graphic and interior design, hybridizing them in a contemporary and innovative format. This year’s event, the sixth edition, sees the participation of over eighty…Read More
5 Furniture Brands from Spain You Should Know About: BD Design: 50 years of Iconic Design
Barcelona Design (B.D) was founded in 1972 by a group of young architects and designers from Barcelona. Pep Bonet, Cristian Cirici, Lluís Clotet, Oscar Tusquets, and Mireia Riera, with the initial support of Oriol Regàs, sought total creative freedom in producing and marketing furniture and other objects for their projects, a novel business model at the…Read More
Tucana Bistro by Tatto Contract Transports Diners to an Earthly Gastronomic Paradise
Designed by Tattoo Contract, Tucana Madrid is an innovative bistro concept in Madrid whose art-deco style interior design is fused with Pan-American motifs, replete with geometric patterns and color. The menu, a reinterpretation of originals from countries along the Pan-American route as diverse as Mexico, the United States, and Brazil, transports diners to an earthly…Read More
Coush Armó: Bakery de toda la vida in Barcelona’s Gràcia neighborhood
Inspired by traditional bakeries, Coush Armó (@coush.armo) opened in November 2022 in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona. Designed by Barcelona-based Arc Disseny, the interior design features the raw beauty of natural materials and gives prominence to the star product: bread. Naked. Imperfect. A certain industrial air. The project responds perfectly to the philosophy of Argentine baker…Read More
Asturian-based Studio Woodic Honoured with Nomination for Spains’s Prestigious National Craft Awards (15th Edition)
Woodic-a contraction of the words wood and ceramic- is the art studio that ceramicist Natalia Suárez opened in a small village in the northern community of Asturias in 2018. A graduate of the University of Barcelona in Fine Arts with a specialty in design, she pursued further education in Artistic Ceramics at the Barcelona Arts…Read More
Casa Decor 2021: 7 Designs to Inspire Your Workspace at Home
The pandemic has pushed millions to work from home, which will likely continue well after it ends. For me, this has been one of the few positive aspects of it. There is no longer the need to rise and travel during dark morning hours of cold winter months, no transport costs, and the absence of…Read More
Profile: Mayice Studio: Illuminating Artisanal Traditions with Technology
I recently saw an interview with renowned French decorator Jacques García who, speaking about his maximalist design tendencies, surmised that minimalism is easy if one has nothing in one’s head, but difficult to achieve if it is full. Far from being the former, the minimalist designs of Madrid-based studio Mayice Studio is a complex interplay…Read More
Profile: Masquespacio: Singular Designs
In 2010, Ana Milena Hernández Palacios, originally from Columbia, and Belgian Christophe Penasse, who had backgrounds in interior design and marketing respectively, founded Masquespacio, a creative consultancy in interior and industrial design based in Valencia. They work exclusively in hospitality and commercial design and have completed projects in Spain, Norway, France, the USA, Portugal, and…Read More
Essential Books about Artisan Traditions, Design and Lifestyle in Spain
The links below may have affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy. Please note this website is a participant in the Indigo Affiliate Program which allows it to earn commissions from Indigo if you make a purchase on indigo.ca after linking through this website. Artisans The books listed here provide an excellent overview of workshops…Read More
Café in Asturias, Spain Channels a Victorian Parlour
Coffees, cocktails, and cakes are specialties of Per Se Café located in the old town of Oviedo. The decor, with its earthy colour palette, patterned upholstery, and highly textural fixed elements, harks back to an old-world parlour. A curated selection of vintage and Victorian furniture pieces, posters, mirrors, and fairy lighting, mix with interior architectural elements, including…Read More
Asturias: Memories of a Natural Paradise
“Asturias, paraíso natural” (“Asturias, Natural Paradise”) is the official slogan of Turismo Asturias, the tourism office of the Principality of Asturias. Parts of this northern region of Spain are on the Northern Route of the Way of Saint James, popularly known as the Camino de Santiago. It has a breathtaking landscape, where the mountain and sea…Read More