Felipao Speedy

Spain for Design reached out to three artists who were among the first to be profiled on these pages. Speedy, the new work by renowned Spanish artist Felipao, the artistic name of Felipe Garcia-Bañon Sanz-Briz, has its basis in Chinese mythological traditions and his reflections about life under COVID-19. Last year, I was in the process…

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Paraguero-Ballet by Francisco-del-Pozo

In collaboration with the Francisco Alcántara School of Art of Ceramics, the National Museum of Decorative Arts in Madrid has organized an exhibition that features the 2018-2019 students’ final projects. The exhibition celebrates the centenary of the influential early-twentieth-century Bauhaus style and the survival of its pedagogical model.  The exhibition is part of the museums’ Design and Pedagogy…

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RESA BILBAO

Masquespacio designed Resa’s San Mamés University Residence Hall in Bilbao for the Greystar group, which opened in September 2020. Resa, specialists in student accommodation, commissioned the multi-disciplinary award-winning studio to create the interior design of the public areas and develop its brand image. Celebrated for her use of unexpected raw materials and her vibrant colour palette,…

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Federico prepares for the MDF 2021

“I cannot think in a way that separates shapes and colour. The patterns I create are an exaltation of this ‘partnership’ between shapes and colours.” Based in Madrid, Argentina–born Federico Antelo Granero has quickly established himself among the premier textile artisans in his adopted country. With a background in painting, his pieces are remarkable for…

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SACo, the Sociedad de Artesanía Contemporánea

The fourth edition of the Madrid Design Festival 21 (MDF21) took place in February and March. The only festival in Spain that brings together all design disciplines, there were 183 activities, 58 exhibitions, and the participation of more than 500 designers and 72 institutions from the world of design, art, and culture. Organized by Madrid-based cultural promoter La…

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4-PLAART

“SACo’s genesis arises from the experience of a group of artisan firms in Spain that sensed the need to come together to improve their exposure and commercialization capacity inside and, especially, outside Spain. As an organization, we will promote artisans that create contemporary designs, who make their products mainly by hand with a high level…

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MONTENUNO-HQ

Asturias-based photographer Érika Anes shot these images of the spectacular MonteNuño residential complex in Oviedo, Asturias exclusively for Spain for Design. Completed in 2010, the MonteNuño was a collaborative project. Renowned Spanish architect Salvador Pérez Arroyo, head of the architecture office responsible for this urban development, worked with lead architect Pablo González-Bootello who, at the…

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La Sastreria restaurant in Valencia, Spain designed by Masquespacio

Award-winning studio Masquespacio designed the La Sastrería restaurant in the Canyamelar-Cabanyal neighbourhood of Valencia. Owners Chef Sergio Giraldo and bartender Cristóbal Bouchet opened the 200-square-meter eatery in August 2020.  Diners enjoy a seasonal menu from local produce and specialty cocktails. Chef Sergio reinvents traditional cooking with references from the sea and the neighbourhood. Masquespacio designed furniture, lighting,…

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silverware from spain

The Friends of the National Museum of Decorative Arts Association (La Asociación de Amigos del Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas), a private non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and supporting the conservation, study, and dissemination of the cultural heritage holdings of the National Museum of Decorative Arts (NMDA) in Madrid, has organized an introductory online course about…

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YUKIKO- 33

“I am the daughter of a family of sushi chefs in Tokyo. I have been taught the importance of tableware since childhood and that it must be enjoyed with all five senses, First, with the look, the composition, the relationship of the plate with the food. Since then, I have always liked porcelain. My grandfather…

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NIMIO-

Referred by some as auxiliary furniture, stools are design staples in my home. These portable pieces are practical and versatile. Use them as an occasional table next to the bed or a perch to sit on in the living room. They are made in a multitude of materials and forms. Some have achieved design classic…

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