alahambra tile

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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Paparazzo

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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ErikaAnes-PerSe

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

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

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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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 MADRID

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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La Palmera Del Indiano Restaurant

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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FOUR SEASONS MADRID

After an eight-year renovation of a historic building in Madrid, the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Madrid opened in September 2020. With 161 rooms, 39 suites, 22 private residences, a rooftop restaurant, a four-level spa, and a lounge, it is the hotel group’s first property in the city. The accommodations are at the heart of Centro…

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