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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Spain for Design reached out to three artists who were among the first to be profiled on these pages. Speedy, the new work by renowned Spanish artist Felipao, the artistic name of Felipe Garcia-Bañon Sanz-Briz, has its basis in Chinese mythological traditions and his reflections about life under COVID-19. Last year, I was in the process…

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SACo, the Sociedad de Artesanía Contemporánea

The fourth edition of the Madrid Design Festival 21 (MDF21) took place in February and March. The only festival in Spain that brings together all design disciplines, there were 183 activities, 58 exhibitions, and the participation of more than 500 designers and 72 institutions from the world of design, art, and culture. Organized by Madrid-based cultural promoter La…

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The Friends of the National Museum of Decorative Arts Association (La Asociación de Amigos del Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas), a private non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and supporting the conservation, study, and dissemination of the cultural heritage holdings of the National Museum of Decorative Arts (NMDA) in Madrid, has organized an introductory online course about…

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LORENZO CASTILLO BOOK COVER

“Without this training in the decorative arts I would not have become the designer and interior designer I am today. It is perhaps what differentiates me from others and characterizes my style. It is said that Picasso believed that one could not be modern without having been classic before. I believe that I could not…

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-Isabel-Lopez-Quesada-

“Neither minimalist or maximalist, I suppose I belong in some undefined category in between”. Isabel López-Quesada Isabel López-Quesada at Home: Isabel López-Quesada (Author), Amy Astley (@amyastley) (Foreword), Miguel Flores-Vianna (Photographer). Published by Vendome Press. I admit to being one of those design addicts with curiosity, perhaps voyeuristic, about the personal spaces of my favourite designers.…

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LUIS BUSTAMANTE_COVER

“A huge percentage of me is aesthetic per se while the other part is about introspection, solitude, madness, everything that art involves.” Luis Bustamante Ana Domínguez Siemens (Author), Gabriela Garza (Author), Zelika García (Author). Publisher: This Side Up. Luis Bustamante is one of the most celebrated interior designers from Spain. His studio has developed projects…

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Masquespacio Mas Creations - 1- Cookie Pot Family + Block Chair Down

Ana Hernández and Christophe Penasse, co-founders of Valencia-based studio Masquespacio, have launched several new pieces to add to the collections of their new brand Mas Creations. Block Chairs is a family of dining chairs that is notable for its particular form, contrast of materials, and color. Composed of marble, stainless steel, wood, velvet fabrics, it…

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Masquespacio Mas Creations -

News July 3, 2020 Ana Hernández and Christophe Penasse, co-founders of Valencia-based studio Masquespacio, go from strength to strength. On June 30, they launched their new brand Mas Creations with the introduction of two pieces. The line of furniture and objects represents a personal vision of a universe that is full of textures, contrasting materials, and, in keeping…

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