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…

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Madrid Design Festival 2023: Showcasing the Best of Spanish Design

MDF23-Sevilla Lighted

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…

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5 Furniture Brands from Spain You Should Know About: BD Design: 50 years of Iconic Design

BD Design Leda Armchair-by Dali-low

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…

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Tucana Bistro by Tatto Contract Transports Diners to an Earthly Gastronomic Paradise

Tucana Restaurant

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…

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Coush Armó: Bakery de toda la vida in Barcelona’s Gràcia neighborhood

Mostrador Arc_Disseny Panaderia-6-lr

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…

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Asturian-based Studio Woodic Honoured with Nomination for Spains’s Prestigious National Craft Awards (15th Edition)

premios nacionalesde artesania 2022

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…

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Spain for Accessible Design: Summary 2022

casa bathroom

As I wrote in Moving Forward earlier this year, my mission is to feature beautiful interiors and products from Spain that allow those with reduced mobility-and other abilities- to enjoy the built environment. I am always on the lookout for projects, public spaces, and designs that feature accessible design. It is challenging as there is not yet…

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7 Must-See Street-level Commerical Façades in Spain

Malafacha

Designers have only moments to grab the attention of busy passersby with commercial façades. They provide an opportunity to visually display the client’s brand identity and create a connection with the product or service offered. Façades should lure customers to enter and, ideally, after the experience, want to return. These seven commercial façades in Spain…

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2022 Made in Spain Holiday Gift Guide: Functional Art Pieces

Lorenzo Design Plier Bowl

This curated selection of made-in-Spain pieces has wonderful gift ideas for the discerning recipient. Representing some of the best of Spain’s artisan traditions-leathercraft, ceramic, textile, woodwork- they stand out as purely art pieces as well as functional objects. All items are available online or by special order and can be shipped outside of Spain. José…

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Vitápolis. Accessible Senior Living in Toledo, Spain

Romero-Vitapolis

Vitápolis, designed by Toledo-based architectural firm Romero & Vallejo, is a 5,860 m2 residential complex that opened in 2020, with services tailored to the needs of residents. It comprises thirty-five fully-accessible independent apartments and a community space with a surface of more than 1,500 m2. The community center has a gymnasium, workshops, a cafeteria, meeting rooms,…

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The Access Bath Collection by Roca Offers Elevated Design Solutions for Users with Reduced Mobility

ROCA TILE-BATHROOM-2MP

Universal Design. Aging in Place. Accessible Design. These are some of the terms to describe designs aimed at reducing barriers in the built environment that limit access for those with reduced mobility. Whatever term one uses, the popular image of accessible interiors is too often one of functionality, devoid of aesthetics. As stated in Moving Forward,…

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