Art and Artisan Traditions

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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…

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Profile: Sagarminaga Atelier: Telling Stories with Fiber Art

By Spain for Design / April 25, 2022 / Comments Off on Profile: Sagarminaga Atelier: Telling Stories with Fiber Art

“At Sagarminaga Atelier we are passionate about telling stories, those of natural fibers that are expressed and transformed through our hands.“ In 2017, Gabriela de Sagarminaga created Sagarminaga Atelier, a craft studio and workshop born of an illusion: to collect an ancient tradition, the craft of vegetable fibers. It is her material of choice for exclusive…

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Made in Spain in the World: 3 Leading Spanish Brands at the Prestigious Maison & Objet Fair in Paris

By Spain for Design / April 20, 2022 /

The spring edition of the Maison & Objet, one of the preeminent international trade fairs for the decoration, design, and lifestyle sector, took place between March 24 and 28 after a hiatus due to the pandemic.  This edition centered around different aspects of the theme “New Luxury.”. Exhibitors in fourteen sectors presented a range of styles and…

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Madrid Design Festival 2022

By Spain for Design / April 4, 2022 / Comments Off on Madrid Design Festival 2022

In February and March, Madrid hosted the fifth edition of the Madrid Design Festival at venues throughout the city and online, placing the city at the forefront of the international design scene. This edition centered around three fundamental themes: transformation, economy, and prosperity, which formed the basis of the over 200 activities and 41 exhibitions. Showcasing…

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José Luis Bazán is Awarded Spain’s Prestigious National Crafts Award for 2021

By Spain for Design / January 24, 2022 / Comments Off on José Luis Bazán is Awarded Spain’s Prestigious National Crafts Award for 2021

“He has put Spain on the map of contemporary leather craftsmanship.” SACo Renowned leather artisan José Luis Bazán has added another honor to his long list of accomplishments. On December 21, 2021, Spain’s Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism awarded him Spain’s prestigious Premio Nacional de Artesanía 2021 (National Crafts Award) at the fourteenth edition.…

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Fusion of Design and Artisanship: Furniture Maker Pepe Andreu and Luxury Leathermakers Sol & Luna Join Forces

By Spain for Design / November 29, 2021 / Comments Off on Fusion of Design and Artisanship: Furniture Maker Pepe Andreu and Luxury Leathermakers Sol & Luna Join Forces

Renowned Spanish designer and furniture creator Pepe Andreu and Carolina Sánchez de Movellán, founder of luxury leathermaker Sol & Luna, have collaborated on a limited-edition leather-covered version of the iconic Charlie Valet Stand ((Galán de Noche Charlie)). The collaboration stems from friendship and mutual admiration for contemporary crafts and design. Pepe Andreu creates and produces furniture and objects that…

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5 Made in Spain Blankets to Snuggle Up In

By Spain for Design / November 22, 2021 /

I love blankets. Besides the obvious function of keeping one warm, they add depth to a decor scheme with colour, materiality, and pattern. They make great wedding, birthday, or house-warming gifts. Vibrant and subtle colour palettes. Traditional and contemporary motifs. Merino. Mohair. Cashmere. Alpaca. These are descriptions of the blankets from five makers that I…

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5 Made in Spain Serving Trays

By Spain for Design / November 15, 2021 /

The serving tray is a much-used item in my home. In the mornings I place the day’s food selections on it to take to my workplace at home. As a family, we often-perhaps too often-forego the sit-down meal in favour of tray dinners, each member in their own space. I recall searching with my mother…

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5 Made in Spain White Tea Sets

By Spain for Design / November 8, 2021 / Comments Off on 5 Made in Spain White Tea Sets

I love the idea of the formal tea ceremony. I recall drinking tea with my grandmother as a child and eating her ever-present tea biscuits. I cannot say I loved the bitter flavour of the tea that I invariably drank without added sugar or milk, and I would have preferred a sweeter cookie. But this…

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Henar Iglesias: The Majesty of Feathers

By Spain for Design / November 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Henar Iglesias: The Majesty of Feathers

Henar Iglesias specializes in the art of feathers. Raised in her mother’s millinery workshop and with a painter father, she studied for a degree in mathematics while learning her mother’s trade. Along the way, after discovering the magic of feathers and seeing that there was no specialized training in feather art in Spain, Henar left for…

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MALEZA HATMAKERS

Maleza’s Vision of the Traditional Cordobés Hat

By Spain for Design / October 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Maleza’s Vision of the Traditional Cordobés Hat

Stories convey the culture, history, and values that unite people. The importance of telling stories in an alternative way drives Myrte Sara Huyts and Javier Reta, the founders of Maleza hatmakers. They create limited edition, bespoke, and one-of-a-kind genderless hats in felt and vegetable fibers, such as hemp and baobab straw. Coming from different countries-the…

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Singular Design by Leather Artisan José-Luis Bazán

By Spain for Design / September 27, 2021 /

Master leather artisan José-Luis Bazán (@joseluisbazan) has a long national and international trajectory in his craft. Based in Benaocaz (Cádiz), he has collaborated with numerous companies and creatives, including Spanish luxury fashion brand Loewe. Elle magazine and Vogue have featured his work. Not content to rest on his laurels, he continues to innovate. His latest…

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