2022 Made in Spain Holiday Gift Guide: Functional Art Pieces

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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

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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

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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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Masquespacio Designs a Surreal Dream Experience for Visitors to the Mango Teen Store in Barcelona

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Prolific design studio Masquespacio has designed the first Mango Teen store in Barcelona, which opened in June 2022. Working in collaboration with Mango’s in-house design team, the design brief for the 120-square meter space was to develop a space identity that would connect to the lifestyle of customers. Mango’s team had previously opened a series of pop-up…

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Mamáguaja Restaurant in Asturias Transports Diners to Nature-Inspired Surroundings

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Mamáguaja is a restaurant in Gijon whose menu consists of seasonal produce and quality meats, fish, and seafood. Diners enjoy traditional rice dishes and platos de cuchara (Dishes eaten with a spoon, typically thick soups or light stew) that evoke the color and flavor of the fertile regions of Asturias, such as the traditional fabada asturiana, a rich bean…

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Elegance of Yesteryear for La Cacharrería Restaurant in Gijon, Spain

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In 2020, La Cacharrería restaurant relocated to the heart of Gijon after eight years in Villaviciosa, Asturias. Diners enjoy classic, traditional local cuisine, and dishes with a contemporary spin. Owner Juan Noval of interior design studio Juan Noval Studio (@juan_noval_decoracion) explains, “we have tried to maintain our elegant yet relaxed and informal atmosphere where customers feel comfortable…

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The Iron Arts Tradition in Spain is Focus of Online Course

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The Friends of the National Museum of Decorative Arts Association (La Asociación de Amigos del Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas) has organized a six-session online course, Las artes del hierro y la forja artística, (The iron arts and artistic wrought iron ). Participants will learn about the significance of iron in the history of Spanish and…

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Michelin-starred Chefs Invite Diners to Informal Atmosphere in Oviedo

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The Gloria restaurant in Oviedo is one of two Gloria restaurants owned by renowned sibling chefs, Nacho and Esther Manzano. The other is in central Gijon. They are an homage to their grandmother Gloria who dreamed of opening a restaurant. Diners enjoy Asturian gastronomy in an informal atmosphere. The concept is market food, traditional recipes, tapas, and…

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El Mono que Lee: Fine Dining in Quirky Atmposhere in Oviedo, Spain

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El Mono que lee is an award-winning restaurant in Oviedo specializing in Spanish and Asturian gastronomy. It has received acclaim for its cachopos, a traditional Asturian dish made of ham and cheese sandwiched between veal or beef steaks, coated in breadcrumbs, and fried. The restaurant’s name translates to the monkey who reads, referring to the former…

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Meeting Point Cocktail Bar and Restaurant in Aviles, Spain Welcomes Guests to Relaxed Atmosphere

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At the Meeting Point cocktail bar and restaurant in Aviles, guests enjoy meals made in-house daily from quality natural and fresh produce. Diners enjoy breakfast, a fixed-price weekend brunch menu, and casual dining with an eclectic menu of “street food” gastronomy in a relaxed atmosphere. Located in a renovated former nightclub, co-owner and decorator Priscila Sanz and…

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BATCh Architecture Rethinks the Workspace

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Madrid-based architectural firm BATCh Architecture has devised a conceptual design for the central headquarters of the Trevenque Group, an information technology company based in Granada, Spain. The company tasked the firm with rethinking its workspaces to make them conducive to acquiring and retaining talent by offering a company culture that provides a memorable experience. For this project phase,…

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