This January in Cologne, Germany, it almost felt like summer. Patricia Urquiola, MUT Design, Jamie Hayon and other Spanish designers and brands brought the outdoor summery feel to the first design furniture fair of the year. Bienvenidos!
Valencia-based studio MUT Design brings the Mediterranean lifestyle to Imm Cologne with the ‘A la Fresca’ interiors design installation blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor.
Sergio Sebastiàn has created a 24 metre high Christmas tree made of crystal and metal geometries towering over a blustling motorways in Madrid. The landmark installation juxtaposes the city’s moving flows of light with BauHaus and Expressionism.
Minimalistic interiors made in stone and wood, and a gravity defying roof characterize Fran Silvestre’s CDN House in Spain.
Normann Copenhagen’s new terracotta and ceramic tableware designs combine Nordic and Mediterranean vibes, pastel colours and earthy textures.
The final season of Games of Thrones kicked off. Archipanic explores the architecture of the acclaimed TV series which was filmed in Malta, Northern Ireland, Spain, Croatia and Iceland. Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpieces and Third Reich ominous interiors inspired many palaces and cities from Meereen to the Iron Bank.
Terracotta hued tiles, vases made from ceramic and paper and wicker outdoor chairs. The Inspired in Barcelona Mediterranean Design exhibition brings together some of the city’s leading furniture companies and internationally renown designers.
Jorge Penadés has converted left over extruded aluminium profiles into a colourful collection of vases called PISCIS for BD Barcelona Design.
Masquespacio blends the colorful vibe of Spain with German practical imprint for SOLERA supermarket in Cologne.
Isern Serra and Sylvain Carlet filled the interior design of Orvay wine bar in Barcelona with colours to pay homage to wine geography, culture and main ingredient: the grape.
PARADISO Ibiza Art Hotel features pastel-hued art rooms, a free ‘transparent’ suite for art residences and a street-art gallery.
José A. Gandía-Blasco Canales designed a fun and good humoured outdoor furniture collection inspired by an everyday object and at the same time a fetishistic one: the lipstick.
Smart and modular FILAMENTO lighting design by Madrid-based Mayice Studio used a single piece of curving glass creating a filament of light.
Spanish brand new company Nagami re-thinks design in the new age of technology bringing 3D printing and robotic manufacturing to large-scale products.
Contrast of materials, light-filled spaces and contemporary interiors. The Island Mirage villa by Marià Castelló Architecture blends with Formentera natural landscape.
Trump’s wall and the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) splitting the Korean peninsula in two… These border walls are just the tip of a global iceberg. Archipanic explores protectionist and divisive constructions across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Catalan Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2017 presents La Venezia che non si vede / Unveiling the Unseen: visually impaired people share their experiences and challenges with an app, an exhibition and boat tours.
Renowned chef Albert Adrià and Pritzker Prize winners RCR Arquitectes inaugurate ENIGMA restaurant which will create ever changing menus inspired by mysterious interiors developed in collaboration with Neolith® by TheSize.
From Israel “molding” pavilion to US politically charged exhibition but also, floating shrines from Japan and a Bauhaus inspired recording studio. Archipanic picked up 10 architecture-related exhibitions at 2017 Venice Art Biennale.
Bespoke rugs, glossy table lamps and tilting vases. The Inspired in Barcelona: In and Out exhibition brings together the true avanguarde of Catalonia designscape.
At Caesarstone’s Stone Age Folk exhibition, African masks and bird-like furniture by Jaime Hayon animate the halls and the ballroom of a Milanese Napoleonic Palazzo.
Unity of materials and the strength of the meeting of minds. These are the values of the founders of Catalan studio RCR Arquitectes who won 2017 Pritzker Prize by humbly avoiding international limelight.
H Arquitectes design 1014 House, an interstitial project alternating patios and interiors between run-down buildings near Barcelona, Catalonia – Spain.
At Venice Biennale 2016, Golden Lion-winning Spain pavilion and Catalonia pavilion show how crisis shaped architects’ radical and ingenious attitude.
Which are the fronts that architects can tackle in order to improve people’s life? We examine eight fronts and key topics explored by must-see exhibitions at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.
nanimarquina presents new collections of rugs designed by the Bourollec brothers and Neri&Hu according to the eclectic art carpet crafting.
Monumental murals by artist Okuda San Miguel and altar-ramps brought new energy and vibrant colours to Kaos Temple, an abandoned church turned into a skate park in Northern Spain.
Austerity and comfort, humble attitude and smooth design. Bernardes collection by Andreu Carulla was created when an ex-convent turned into an art gallery needed to provide a holy sit to each of their many guests.
In Milan, Cassina launched Réaction Poétique design collection by Jamie Hayon who took inspiration by the work of Le Corbusier, 50 years after his death.
Near Valencia, Fran Silvestre arquitectos designed the Balint house, an aerodynamic and ellipiptical villa facing a crescent-shaped pool.