5 Iconic Furniture Brands from Spain You Should Know: Sancal: Breaking the Mould for 50 Years

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Spain has no shortage of companies creating statement-making museum-quality pieces. One such company is Sancal, which began operations in 1973 as a family-owned business in Yecla, near Alicante. It collaborated with one of Spain’s most well-known designers, Miguel Milá, in the early 90s. It has since collaborated with internationally renowned designers, including Karim Rashid, Pritzker Prize-winning…

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Contemporary Mediterranean Style for Compartir Barcelona Restaurant by El Equipo Creativo

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The Barcelona -based studio, El Equipo Creativo, designed Compartir Restaurant Barcelona by Disfrutar Barcelona, the award-winning trio of chefs Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro, and Eduard Xatruch. Opened in June 2022, Compartir Barcelona is their third restaurant. As the name Compartir (to share) suggests, diners share dishes. Borrowing from the philosophy of their first restaurant, Compartir Cadaqués, the gastronomic offer is…

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Idoia Cuesta: Fusion of Art and Artisan

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When you view the pieces of Idoia Cuesta, the line between art and artisanship begins and ends as one. She describes her work as the “fusion of basketry with textiles and the versatility of the resulting piece through the combination of organic materials with different craft techniques.”. A longstanding admirer of her work, I was happy…

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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

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

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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

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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)

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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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