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Inspiration: Tilework of the Alhambra Palace

By Spain for Design / July 27, 2021 /

The Nasrid Emirate of Granada created architecture with the most beautiful tilework. During my visit to the Alhambra Palace in Granada in 2017, I was struck by the plasterwork in the Court of the Myrtle(bottom image). I was also taken with the blue, black, and white ceramic tiles but cannot recall the location. For information about sites…

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Inspiration: Courtyard of the Parador Granada

By Spain for Design / July 27, 2021 /

My two-night stay in July 2017 at the Parador of Granada was one of my best family vacations. It is one of the best known and most popular of the paradors. A 14th-century Moorish palace later converted to a Franciscan convent, the style of the architecture, decor, lighting, and art reflect the two heritages. One of my…

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Inspiration: Taberna Ángel Sierra Chueca, Madrid

By Spain for Design / July 26, 2021 /

The iconic Taberna Ángel Sierra in the Chueca neighbourhood of Madrid.

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Profile: Mediterranean Fusion: Exploring New Design Horizons from Valladolid

By Spain for Design / July 19, 2021 /

Based in Valladolid, the capital of the Spanish autonomous community of Castile and León, Mediterranean Fusion opened six years ago. The studio has since developed into a multidisciplinary team working on commercial and residential projects, with specialists in architecture, interior design, product design, industrial engineering, and 3D visualization. Partner Miriam San Juan Fernandez studied technical architecture and…

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Café in Asturias, Spain Channels a Victorian Parlour

By Spain for Design / July 11, 2021 /

Coffees, cocktails, and cakes are specialties of Per Se Café located in the old town of Oviedo. The decor, with its earthy colour palette, patterned upholstery, and highly textural fixed elements, harks back to an old-world parlour. A curated selection of vintage and Victorian furniture pieces, posters, mirrors, and fairy lighting, mix with interior architectural elements, including…

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PUKKEL RESTARAUNT IN ARAGON

The Natural Environment Inspires Masquespacio’s Design of Restaurant in Huesca

By Spain for Design / July 5, 2021 /

Award-winning studio Masquespacio designed Pukkel, a fine dining restaurant in the city center of Huesca in Spain’s autonomous community of Aragon. Owners Jorge and Mikel opened the 140-square-meter eatery in January 2021 to offer signature healthy food options, where guests can have a sensory experience beyond gastronomy. Diners enjoy a menu made from quality local products without refined…

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CASA DECOR 2021

Casa Decor 2021: 9th edition of the Casa Decor Interiors and Design Awards

By Spain for Design / June 28, 2021 /

On June 24, Kersti Urvois and Alicia García Cabrera, President and Director General of Casa Decor respectively, opened the ceremony for the 9th edition of the Casa Decor Interiors and Design Awards. As for last year, the announcement occurred during a virtual ceremony broadcast live on the Casa Decor YouTube channel. The jury comprised Kersti Urvois,…

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CASA DECOR 2021

7 Interior Design Lessons from Spain’s Casa Decor 2021

By Spain for Design / June 21, 2021 /

It has been one year since Casa Decor 2021 had to prematurely close due to the pandemic, shortly after it opened to the public in March 2020 for its 55th edition. The most celebrated interior design event in Spain managed to reopen in June for a few weeks. This year, for its fifty-sixth edition, over 200 companies…

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Casa Decor 2021: 7 Designs to Inspire Your Workspace at Home

By Spain for Design / June 14, 2021 /

The pandemic has pushed millions to work from home, which will likely continue well after it ends. For me, this has been one of the few positive aspects of it. There is no longer the need to rise and travel during dark morning hours of cold winter months, no transport costs, and the absence of…

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Casa Decor: One Year Later

By Spain for Design / June 7, 2021 /

It has been one year since Casa Decor 2020 had to prematurely close due to the lockdown after it opened to the public in March 2020 for its 55th edition. The most celebrated interior design event in Spain managed to reopen in June for a few weeks. This year, for its fifty-sixth edition which opened on May…

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The Ritz Hotel in Madrid Reopens After Three-Year Renovation

By Spain for Design / May 31, 2021 /

Opened in 1910, during the Belle Époque era, the original building of the Ritz hotel in Madrid was designed and built under the supervision of hotelier César Ritz. Now part of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid recently reopened in April after a three-year historical restoration headed by Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz who retained…

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Oviedo’s La Palmera del Indiano Restaurant Evokes the Tropics

By Spain for Design / May 24, 2021 /

Asturias-based photographer Érika Anes shot these images of La Palmera del Indiano restaurant on the terrace of Barceló Oviedo Cervantes hotel exclusively for Spain for Design. Situated in the heart of Spain’s elegant northern city of Oviedo, the five-star accommodation, part of the Spanish hotel group Barceló, opened in 2007 in a refurbished early-twentieth-century Indianos townhome. Indianos is a distinctive vernacular architectural style of residences…

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