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Casa Decor 2022: 10th edition of the Casa Decor Interiors and Design Awards

By Spain for Design / May 17, 2022 /

On May 17, Kersti Urvois and Alicia García Cabrera, President and Director General of Casa Decor respectively, opened the ceremony for the 10th edition of the Casa Decor Interiors and Design Awards. As for previous years, the announcement occurred during a virtual ceremony broadcast live on the Casa Decor YouTube channel. The jury comprised Pilar Civis,…

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5 Next Level Bathrooms at Casa Decor 2022 to Inspire Your Renovation

By Spain for Design / May 9, 2022 /

Over 200 companies, architects, designers, landscapers, and artisans are participating in Casa Decor, Spain’s most prominent interior design event. For this, its thirtieth anniversary, and fifty-seventh edition, it returns to its roots in the upscale Salamanca district of Madrid. The event is in a 4,600 m2 1920 building on Goya street that retains many of…

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Accessible Playground Concept Design by Ana Hernando Moreno

Ana Hernando Moreno conceives an award-winning accessible playground for children with disabilities

By Spain for Design / April 11, 2022 /

The winners of the MINI Design Awards were announced during the fifth edition of the annual Madrid Design Festival which took place at venues across Madrid in February and March 2022. The awards recognize innovative initiatives that generate changes to the urban environment, actions to improve the quality of life and the efficiency of cities, or…

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Javier Escobar Designs Rural Retreat in Granada

By Spain for Design / March 7, 2022 /

Casa Santiago, designed by Almeira-based Javier Escobar, is a boutique hotel comprised of three houses located at the entrance to Capileria, one of the most emblematic towns in the Alpujarra district of the province of Granada. The neighborhood , El Perchal, acquired its name during Moorish rule. It was a neighborhood of merchants, a heritage that…

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El Equipo Creates Urban Retreat for Travelers and Locals in the Kimpton Vividora Barcelona

By Spain for Design / February 28, 2022 /

The Barcelona -based studio, El Equipo Creativo, designed several spaces in the Kimpton Vividora Barcelona hotel, part of the Kimpton hotel group. They sought to create a dialogue between the boutique hotel and the surrounding neighborhood, the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona, with its narrow streets that lead to unexpected plazas and patios. A curated selection of contemporary furniture…

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Restaurant in Valencia Transports Guests to an Adobe in the Desert

By Spain for Design / February 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Restaurant in Valencia Transports Guests to an Adobe in the Desert

Award-winning Valencia-based creative consultancy Masquespacio designed the interiors of Living Bakkali, a restaurant in Valencia that provides guests with an immersive experience through a gastronomic and visual journey to an adobe, the architectural style found in the desert. Microcement, hand-applied on walls, floors, and ceilings, provides the perfect backdrop for furniture and decor in a…

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Moving Forward

By Spain for Design / January 31, 2022 /

Certified Decorator Last year, I finally received my certificate in residential decor from the continuing education program at a local college. It was seven years of attending evening and night courses after my full-time day job. There were long rides on public transportation lugging drafting equipment, and bulky mood, or presentation boards on cold winter…

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Restaurant in Almerimar, Spain Evokes Youthful Ambience

By Spain for Design / October 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Restaurant in Almerimar, Spain Evokes Youthful Ambience

The design of the Amarte Fun Kitchen (@amarte_funkitchen) in the resort town of Almerimar is the work of Almeria-based Javier Escobar Design. Opened in June 2021, it is part of the Mar Poniente group of hospitality locales. Tropical elements fuse with Mediterranean cuisine for a pure expression of youthful exuberance. The brief was to design a space that…

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Sergio Macias Brings Hollywood Glamour to a Casino in Gran Canaria

By Spain for Design / October 4, 2021 / Comments Off on Sergio Macias Brings Hollywood Glamour to a Casino in Gran Canaria

Creative design studio Sergio Macías, based in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, created the interior design of Play & Win casino at the Punto Zero salons in Gran Canaria. Located in the Mogan Mall shopping center, the design evokes the glamorous style of a Hollywood film casino and avoids the stereotypical trappings associated with this type…

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Hijo de Epigmenio: For the Love of Spanish Crafts

By Spain for Design / September 20, 2021 / Comments Off on Hijo de Epigmenio: For the Love of Spanish Crafts

Juan Manuel Gil López is the son of (hijo de) Epigmenio, hence the name of his shop Hijo de Epigmenio. I first met him when I visited his central Madrid shop in August 2019 on the last day of my month in Spain. The handmade artisan items on display fascinated me. Many were unfamiliar and he…

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Mayice Studio Debuts New Lamp at Milan Design Week 2021

By Spain for Design / September 6, 2021 / Comments Off on Mayice Studio Debuts New Lamp at Milan Design Week 2021

“No Title” is the new lamp by Mayice Studio that had its debut as part of Collectible Design at the gallery of influential curator Rossana Orlandi on the eve of Milan Design Week 2021. “No Title” is the result of a study of light and its reflections. It is a form of expression, which speaks of light, transparency, delicacy,…

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CM4 Architecture Embraces the Curvilinear Form for Dental Clinic in Seville

By Spain for Design / August 30, 2021 / Comments Off on CM4 Architecture Embraces the Curvilinear Form for Dental Clinic in Seville

The warm embrace and tranquility of the curvilinear form is the basis for the design concept of the Vilches dental clinic in Seville. Designed by Seville-based architecture and interior design studio CM4 Architecture, the brief was to transform the 170 m2 premises of a financial institution into an enveloping aesthetic with an interior design that generates…

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