Profile: Yukiko Kitahara: Eastern Influence

By Spain for Design / February 22, 2021

“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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6 of the Best Made in Spain Low Stools

By Spain for Design / February 15, 2021

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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Vignette in the Ethnological Museum in old town of Oliva, Spain

Inspiration: Ethnological Museum, Oliva, Spain

By Spain for Design / February 8, 2021
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Spanish Talavera Ceramic

Events, News

By Spain for Design / January 31, 2021

Online Course on Introduction to Spanish Historical Ceramics 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…

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View of the San Roc Parish Church in Oliva, Valencia

2020 Year in Review

By Spain for Design / December 7, 2020

Turbulent. Frightening. Surreal. Opportunity. Change. The “new norm.” We will recall 2020 as one that marked the before and after of some key moments in our personal and professional lives. Spain for Design asked members of the design community in Spain profiled in these pages about their experiences and thoughts. What has 2020 meant to…

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2020 Made in Spain Gift Ideas from the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza Shop

By Spain for Design / November 30, 2020

Before the confinement due to COVID 19, online shopping was growing in popularity during the holiday season. It has become essential for many businesses during the pandemic and led to an increase in the number of e-commerce websites. Although the virtual experience does not have the sensory delights that many find to be the most…

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Twill White Baby Alpaca Blanket Image courtesy of Abbatte

2020 Gift Guide: Made-in-Spain Gift Ideas

By Spain for Design / November 23, 2020

These ten made-in-Spain items are picks for my 2020 gift guide for the holiday season. Accessories, lighting, and furniture from well-known brands and small workshops, there is something for everyone, including that hard-to-shop-for someone. Buy one or combine them for a great gift basket. There is even a basket on the list. A handcrafted vegetable…

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LITTLE STORIES Store by Clap Studio

Clap Studio: One to Watch

By Spain for Design / November 9, 2020

In the years since they founded Valencia-based Clap Studio in 2016, Jordi Iranzo and Àngela Montagud have received prestigious industry honours for their interior design projects from the German Design Award, the Frame award, and the Dezeen Awards. In this short time, they have worked on projects in Spain, Hong Kong, and Belarus, and their work has…

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Book Nook: Lorenzo Castillo

By Spain for Design / October 26, 2020

“Without this training in the decorative arts I would not have become the designer and interior designer I am today. It is perhaps what differentiates me from others and characterizes my style. It is said that Picasso believed that one could not be modern without having been classic before. I believe that I could not…

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Book Nook: Isabel López-Quesada at Home

By Spain for Design / October 19, 2020

“Neither minimalist or maximalist, I suppose I belong in some undefined category in between”. Isabel López-Quesada Isabel López-Quesada at Home: Isabel López-Quesada (Author), Amy Astley (@amyastley) (Foreword), Miguel Flores-Vianna (Photographer). Published by Vendome Press. I admit to being one of those design addicts with curiosity, perhaps voyeuristic, about the personal spaces of my favourite designers.…

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Book Nook: Luis Bustamante: New Perspectives

By Spain for Design / October 12, 2020

“A huge percentage of me is aesthetic per se while the other part is about introspection, solitude, madness, everything that art involves.” Luis Bustamante Ana Domínguez Siemens (Author), Gabriela Garza (Author), Zelika García (Author). Publisher: This Side Up. Luis Bustamante is one of the most celebrated interior designers from Spain. His studio has developed projects…

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Profile: Mayice Studio: Illuminating Artisanal Traditions with Technology

By Spain for Design / October 5, 2020

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…

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