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Spotted at Casa Decor 2024

By Spain for Design / May 20, 2024 /

Spain’s most important interior design event, Casa Decor, is an annual event in Madrid that showcases designs, crafts, and products from designers, artisans, and commercial brands. This year, for the 59th edition, it takes place from 11 April to 26 May in the upscale Salamanca neighborhood of Madrid in the Palacio de La Trinidad. There are 46…

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Masquespacio’s Latest Project Harbours Mediterranean Living. Valencian Style.

By Spain for Design / January 15, 2024 / Comments Off on Masquespacio’s Latest Project Harbours Mediterranean Living. Valencian Style.

Masquespacio is an award-winning studio based in Valencia that knows how color, texture, and space work together to create emotion. Their latest project for Danzas Studios, a chain of holiday apartments in Valencia, takes its name from the street in the old town where the apartment is located. The brief for the project was to create…

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7 Must-See Street-level Commerical Façades in Spain

By Spain for Design / December 5, 2022 / Comments Off on 7 Must-See Street-level Commerical Façades in Spain

Designers have only moments to grab the attention of busy passersby with commercial façades. They provide an opportunity to visually display the client’s brand identity and create a connection with the product or service offered. Façades should lure customers to enter and, ideally, after the experience, want to return. These seven commercial façades in Spain…

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Vitápolis. Accessible Senior Living in Toledo, Spain

By Spain for Design / October 31, 2022 / Comments Off on Vitápolis. Accessible Senior Living in Toledo, Spain

Vitápolis, designed by Toledo-based architectural firm Romero & Vallejo, is a 5,860 m2 residential complex that opened in 2020, with services tailored to the needs of residents. It comprises thirty-five fully-accessible independent apartments and a community space with a surface of more than 1,500 m2. The community center has a gymnasium, workshops, a cafeteria, meeting rooms,…

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Masquespacio Designs a Surreal Dream Experience for Visitors to the Mango Teen Store in Barcelona

By Spain for Design / October 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Masquespacio Designs a Surreal Dream Experience for Visitors to the Mango Teen Store in Barcelona

Prolific design studio Masquespacio has designed the first Mango Teen store in Barcelona, which opened in June 2022. Working in collaboration with Mango’s in-house design team, the design brief for the 120-square meter space was to develop a space identity that would connect to the lifestyle of customers. Mango’s team had previously opened a series of pop-up…

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Mamáguaja Restaurant in Asturias Transports Diners to Nature-Inspired Surroundings

By Spain for Design / September 26, 2022 / Comments Off on Mamáguaja Restaurant in Asturias Transports Diners to Nature-Inspired Surroundings

Mamáguaja is a restaurant in Gijon whose menu consists of seasonal produce and quality meats, fish, and seafood. Diners enjoy traditional rice dishes and platos de cuchara (Dishes eaten with a spoon, typically thick soups or light stew) that evoke the color and flavor of the fertile regions of Asturias, such as the traditional fabada asturiana, a rich bean…

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The Iron Arts Tradition in Spain is Focus of Online Course

By Spain for Design / September 5, 2022 / Comments Off on The Iron Arts Tradition in Spain is Focus of Online Course

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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El Môderne Hotel in Gijon Preserves its Zigzag Moderne Art Deco Splendour

By Spain for Design / July 25, 2022 / Comments Off on El Môderne Hotel in Gijon Preserves its Zigzag Moderne Art Deco Splendour

  El Môderne Hotel is a spectacular 47-room 4-star boutique hotel in Gijón. Designed by architects Manuel and Juan del Busto, it opened in 1931 during a time of economic and social prosperity. It is one of the few remaining examples of the Zigzag Moderne Art Deco style in Gijon, a subset of art deco whose…

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

By Spain for Design / April 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Ana Hernando Moreno conceives an award-winning accessible playground for children with disabilities

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

By Spain for Design / February 28, 2022 / Comments Off on El Equipo Creativo Creates Urban Retreat for Travelers and Locals in the Kimpton Vividora Barcelona

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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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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