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.
On May 17, Kersti Urvois and Alicia García Cabrera, President and Director General of Casa Decor respectively, opened the ceremony for the 10th edition of the Casa Decor Interiors and Design Awards. As for previous years, the announcement occurred during a virtual ceremony broadcast live on the Casa Decor YouTube channel. The jury comprised Pilar Civis,…Read More
Over 200 companies, architects, designers, landscapers, and artisans are participating in Casa Decor, Spain’s most prominent interior design event. For this, its thirtieth anniversary, and fifty-seventh edition, it returns to its roots in the upscale Salamanca district of Madrid. The event is in a 4,600 m2 1920 building on Goya street that retains many of…Read More
“At Sagarminaga Atelier we are passionate about telling stories, those of natural fibers that are expressed and transformed through our hands.“ In 2017, Gabriela de Sagarminaga created Sagarminaga Atelier, a craft studio and workshop born of an illusion: to collect an ancient tradition, the craft of vegetable fibers. It is her material of choice for exclusive…Read More
Made in Spain in the World: 3 Leading Spanish Brands at the Prestigious Maison & Objet Fair in Paris
The spring edition of the Maison & Objet, one of the preeminent international trade fairs for the decoration, design, and lifestyle sector, took place between March 24 and 28 after a hiatus due to the pandemic. This edition centered around different aspects of the theme “New Luxury.”. Exhibitors in fourteen sectors presented a range of styles and…Read More
The winners of the MINI Design Awards were announced during the fifth edition of the annual Madrid Design Festival which took place at venues across Madrid in February and March 2022. The awards recognize innovative initiatives that generate changes to the urban environment, actions to improve the quality of life and the efficiency of cities, or…Read More
In February and March, Madrid hosted the fifth edition of the Madrid Design Festival at venues throughout the city and online, placing the city at the forefront of the international design scene. This edition centered around three fundamental themes: transformation, economy, and prosperity, which formed the basis of the over 200 activities and 41 exhibitions. Showcasing…Read More
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
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
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
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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, 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