Posts

Topics

Archives

Mostrador Arc_Disseny Panaderia-6-lr

Coush Armó: Bakery de toda la vida in Barcelona’s Gràcia neighborhood

By Spain for Design / January 30, 2023

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…

Read More
premios nacionalesde artesania 2022

Asturian-based Studio Woodic Honoured with Nomination for Spains’s Prestigious National Craft Awards (15th Edition)

By Spain for Design / January 23, 2023

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…

Read More
OMMA suspension lamp by LZF

Spanish Lighting Studio LZF Wins Prestigious Good Design Award for the Omma Collection by Eli Gutierrez

By Spain for Design / January 16, 2023

Leading Spanish lighting studio, LZF won a 2022 Good Design Award in the product design category for lighting for its Omma collection by Spanish designer Eli Gutierrez. It is awarded annually by the Chicago Athenaeum of Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, it is the…

Read More
casa bathroom

Spain for Accessible Design: Summary 2022

By Spain for Design / December 19, 2022

As I wrote in Moving Forward earlier this year, my mission is to feature beautiful interiors and products from Spain that allow those with reduced mobility-and other abilities- to enjoy the built environment. I am always on the lookout for projects, public spaces, and designs that feature accessible design. It is challenging as there is not yet…

Read More
Malafacha

7 Must-See Street-level Commerical Façades in Spain

By Spain for Design / December 5, 2022

Designers have only moments to grab the attention of busy passersby with commercial façades. They provide an opportunity to visually display the client’s brand identity and create a connection with the product or service offered. Façades should lure customers to enter and, ideally, after the experience, want to return. These seven commercial façades in Spain…

Read More
Lorenzo Design Plier Bowl

2022 Made in Spain Holiday Gift Guide: Functional Art Pieces

By Spain for Design / November 14, 2022

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…

Read More
Romero-Vitapolis

Vitápolis. Accessible Senior Living in Toledo, Spain

By Spain for Design / October 31, 2022

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,…

Read More
ROCA TILE-BATHROOM-2MP

The Access Bath Collection by Roca Offers Elevated Design Solutions for Users with Reduced Mobility

By Spain for Design / October 17, 2022

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,…

Read More
MANGO TEEN

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

By Spain for Design / October 3, 2022

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…

Read More
Mamaguaja Restaurant-LQ

Mamáguaja Restaurant in Asturias Transports Diners to Nature-Inspired Surroundings

By Spain for Design / September 26, 2022

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…

Read More
La Cacharreria-LQ-2MP

Elegance of Yesteryear for La Cacharrería Restaurant in Gijon, Spain

By Spain for Design / September 12, 2022

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…

Read More
Online course low res

The Iron Arts Tradition in Spain is Focus of Online Course

By Spain for Design / September 5, 2022

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…

Read More