2023 Made in Spain Holiday Gift Guide

By Spain for Design / November 27, 2023

Purposely pared back, this year’s holiday gift guide showcases Spain’s rich and varied ceramic, textile, glassmaking, and woodworking artisanal traditions. Plaart Located in Madrid, Plaart studio makes unique handcrafted contemporary ceramics. Founder Isabel San Martín is a graduate in fine arts and received specialized training in ceramic arts from the School of Art Francisco Alcántara and the Moncloa School of…

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Andreína Raventós Casa Decor 2022

Andreína Raventós Architecture: connecting to nature in new ways

By Spain for Design / November 6, 2023

“The art of living with pureness is a central idea in my designs represented in different ways, sometimes working with organic lines, raw textures, balance of volumes or simply working with the light.” Andreína Raventós. Andreína Raventós of architecture and design studio Andreína Raventós Architecture has a keen understanding of how a restrained palette, texture, and space…

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MuDD Architects: Marrying Cutting-Edge Technology and Raw Materials

By Spain for Design / October 23, 2023

MuDD Architects is an architectural and interior design studio with offices in Paris and Barcelona. Co-founded by French architect and interior designer Stephanie Chaltiel in Singapore in 2012, she began her career in Mexico and French Guyana, after which she worked for Bernard Tschumi Architects in New York, OMA, and Zaha Hadid Architects. With projects internationally, the firm…

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Altet by Studio expormim

5 Iconic Furniture Brands from Spain You Should Know: Expormim.

By Spain for Design / September 25, 2023

Since its founding in 1960, the Valencia-based family-owned Expormim has firmly committed to artisanship and tradition. Now in its third generation, artisans transmit their knowledge from generation to generation. Serving the residential and contract market, the company’s pieces are on the cutting edge of design. Collaborations with leading architects, furniture, and industrial designers, such as Oscar Tusquets…

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El Equipo Creativo Reimagines Barcelona’s Hotel Plaza as an Ode to the Montjuic Mountain

By Spain for Design / September 11, 2023

The Barcelona-based studio, El Equipo Creativo designed a new lobby, and bar and redesigned the Simultáneo restaurant in Hotel Plaza, located in Barcelona’s Plaza de España. The design brief was to create a gastronomic and cultural space for hotel and other guests. Located at the base of the majestic Montjuic Mountain, the city’s largest urban park,…

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Jug. Zaragoza, first quarter of the 16th century

Online Course on Spanish Domestic Silverware of the 16th and 17th Centuries

By Spain for Design / August 28, 2023

The Association of the Friends of the National Museum of Decorative Arts (La Asociación de Amigos del Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas) has organized a six-session online course, La Platería Doméstica Española de los Siglos XVI y XVII (Spanish Domestic Silverware of the 16th and 17th Centuries). Participants will learn about the characteristics of Spanish domestic…

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Mancha de Mora- Store in Asturias Spain

Purple Passion for the Mancha de Mora Boutique in Asturias

By Spain for Design / July 17, 2023

What can one say about the colour purple? Often associated with royalty and luxury, odes to it include the song Purple Rain by Prince and the film Colour Purple by Spielberg. The Mancha de Mora boutique in Asturias, designed by Miguel Reguero Studio and Juan Noval Studio, is a testament to its versatility. The name…

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

By Spain for Design / June 12, 2023

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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Casa Decor 2023: 11th edition of the Casa Decor Interiors and Design Awards

By Spain for Design / May 25, 2023

The Location Between April 13 and May 28, Spain’s most important interior design event, Casa Decor, took place returning to its roots in the upscale Salamanca neighborhood of Madrid. Casa Decor is a communication platform that brings together designers, commercial brands, and the general public. The location changes each year and for the 58th edition,…

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Contemporary Mediterranean Style for Compartir Barcelona Restaurant by El Equipo Creativo

By Spain for Design / May 15, 2023

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 basketry

Idoia Cuesta: Fusion of Art and Artisan

By Spain for Design / April 24, 2023

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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Kima Guitart Exhibition

Cassandra: Kima Guitart Exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts

By Spain for Design / April 10, 2023

To speak with my voice: the ultimate. I did not want anything more, anything different. Cassandra, by Christa Wolf On March 30, Spain’s National Museum of Decorative Arts in Madrid inaugurated the exhibition Cassandra, featuring the works of textile artist Kima Guitart. Cassandra is her vision of the myth of Cassandra, a symbol of unheard…

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