Since the beginning of time, our Peninsula neighbors have been lovers of refined taste and absolute dedication towards interior design. If we open our closets, we all have furniture and textiles from our incursions or excursions to Lusitanian lands or as we mentioned in this post, of Portuguese shops and brands that succeed in Spain.
Whoever is lucky enough to meet Lorenzo Meazza knows that he is an authentic guy. It doesn't matter if you're chatting with him in Sweden, at a presentation in Madrid or watching him sing in his Instagram stories with his daughters Allegra and Stella. The fresh image and with that creative point it has is always there.
He is 37 years old. She is an architect. Her name is Laura González. And he knows very well how to seduce Parisians with his work. So much so, that he has just been recognized as Designer of the Year of Maison & Objet 2019. A recognition that comes thanks to the renewed style that reflects in the restaurants, bars, hotels, boutiques in which he has worked.
The Pedrali firm, founded in 1963 proposes articles created in the name of functionality and design. Research and experimentation are the beginning of all its products as well as the permanent confrontation with technology. The NOLITA collection shows the innovative soul of its designers Simone Mandelli - Antonio Pagliarulo.
The Bauhaus, the most famous design school in the world turns 100 today. Founded in Weimar (in Germany) by Walter Gropius, it was born as a total design school, a place where art, crafts and design went hand in hand. Although he was only active until 1933 (when the Nazis came to power), his work was an important turning point in the history of contemporary design.
As in other sectors, women have often been forgotten in the world of design. The authorship of the works of many of them remained in the shade and above all; under the last name of a husband or teacher who signed the works in the studio. Why, isn't it a coincidence that Le Cobusier's furniture was not relevant until the arrival of Charlotte Perriand in her studio?
The Milan Design Week 2019 is warming up engines, and for now, we are getting to know some of the contents that will surprise us between April 9 and 14. Last week we met Cosentino City Madrid 'Raytrace'. A spectacular large-scale installation made in Dekton and designed by the artist Benjamin Hubert that the artist himself presented in the Spanish capital, and that will be exhibited in the historic vaulted warehouses that are located under the Central Station of Milan.
Belén Ferrándiz is one of the fashion names right now. This Bachelor of Interior Architecture is famous for the housing renovations she performs (although she has also designed restaurants and commercial premises). And last week, this interior designer opened a studio in the heart of the Salamanca neighborhood.
I have to admit that I like this edition of Casa Decor a lot. Whenever I go, I discover new details in the spaces through which I had already passed. And that is the great magic of interior design, keep surprising. Without a doubt, one of the most admired spaces in this edition of Casa Decor is the beautiful hall designed by Erico Navazo.
Pascua Ortega is one of the great names of Spanish interior design. And merits, they are not lacking. After discovering the world of high decoration in the city of skyscrapers, the ubiquitous Easter Ortega returned to Spain to open his own studio at the end of the 70s. And since then, he has not stopped surprising us with his designs length and breadth of the country, leaving a long trail of hotels, restaurants, shops and private homes that have led him to win the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts.
The architect Gio Ponti considered the Supperleggera chair one of his three masterpieces, together with the Pirelli Tower in Milan and the Concattedrale Gran Madre di Dio de Taranto ... There is nothing! The chair, which represents a symbol of perfection and balance between solidity and lightness, with a triangular section of 18 mm and a minimum weight of 1.7 kg, is now 60 years as seductive as the first day.
Philippe Starck's name appears with golden letters in the creative and design universe. And now, taking advantage of the summer, and if you're a fan of their designs, maybe you can go to the Center Pompidou in Malaga to enjoy an exhibition that brings together many of his creations. The exhibition, which can be seen until September 17 at this Andalusian museum center, brings together an unpublished collection of 4.
Getting more of the best for more people and for less was the goal of Charles and Ray Eames furniture designers. Creativity led them to create the Plastic Chair and although they tried, none of their works brought them so close to this ideal chair molded in one piece and adapted to the shape of the human body.
Philippe Starck, who currently exhibits his Secret Drawings at the Pompidu Center in Malaga, from May to September, continues to create and generate spectacle in his creative projects. Now it is up to the Bonze collection to continue in color, these objects with baroque faces can be pieces to consider to decorate our homes.
Born in Madrid, Beatriz Silveira graduated in business administration and came to interior design through her passion for antiques and special objects. In 2005 he opened his own studio to focus on the world of decoration, creating spaces that distill sensitivity and in which the beautiful and the functional merge.
Beyond the fairground, Milan is a creativity party during the Furniture Fair. A city that is transformed and that hides surprises behind the beautiful enormous old wooden doors, but also behind the metal shutters of the garages, or the door of an old hairdresser, in the courtyard of a abandoned factory or beyond the gates of the gardens of old mansions ... And there, every year, "decoration people" go to seek inspiration.
Barcelona's Bel & Bel studio has surprised us since 2005 with works of art that are recycled and created in its workshop, located in a 17th-century farmhouse. It is in this space where they design each of these pieces: chairs, armchairs, tables, counters ... as unique, to the taste of its future owner. With a very recognizable own style they have been included in international exhibitions of Art and Design, also in large media reports.
For coffee lovers, Starbucks is paradise. This American cafeteria, originally from the state of Seattle currently has branches all over the world. With a dark and cozy interior design. Easy to recognize by the logo that characterizes it, today we stroll through some of them, trying to understand its decorative technique and its industrial retro style that we like so much.
Fortunately, in Spain we currently have an explosion of fantastic creatives that set trends and surprise us every day with their creations in the field of interior design, ceramics or floral art. As shown, Licor 43 has brought together some of those talents to talk about Christmas trends, with names like Guille García Hoz, Andrea Zarraluqui, Eduardo Boillos, Alicia Martín de Cousi Interiorismo and Carlos de Troya, whom he has baptized as Generation 43.
The visits to Casa Decor must be used very well, not only to know the spaces and take note of details and trends, but to go to workshops, presentations of collections and step, if we meet any interior designer, kidnap him to submit to the third grade . In this case, we have had the great luck to find Manuel Espejo in the lobby of Casa Decor and quench our curiosity.
Things as they are, there is no excuse for not having the house well decorated with the style that suits you best. Every day we see news and inspirations on TV shows, blogs and traditional paper magazines. If we add to all this information the fact that we no longer have to "kick" half the city looking for the ideal chairs for our dining room or the ad hoc stools of our kitchen bar, it is clear that the excuses are over.