Maison Et Objet 2023 is almost here! The current state of Spanish design is exhilarating. Around the world, seasoned designers with a proven track record work on solo projects or collaborate with relevant organisations and businesses. Only a few Spanish innovators stood out when American, Anglo-Saxon, Nordic, and Italian designs became well-established.
Maison et Objet 2023
Maison et Objet January issue will open the door to new opportunities for Spanish designers. Designers who can easily move between design disciplines. The jury that was assembled to select the Spanish talents that will be promoted by Maison&Objet emphasised fluency and creative adaptability. The jury, which was put together in collaboration with the Madrid Design Festival, was made up of industry experts from various disciplines who are each driving a significant change in Spanish design. Each M&O edition in Paris introduces new design faces from around the world. M&O is charting the protagonists of the future of design.
The Power And Identity Of Contemporary Spanish Design
The identity of Spanish design has recently become more defined, and it is now associated with an abundance of originality, superiority, and quality, as well as a commitment to social and cultural commitment. This project involves designers from all over the world. Educational institutions emerge as a result of research and new models.
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Marta Ayala Herrera
Marta Ayala Herrera majored in engineering with a focus on industrial design at Nebrija University. Her first professional collaborations occurred at La Casa Encendida, Doiy Barcelona, Ciszak Dalmas studio, and the Madrid Design Festival. In 2013, she received the Injuve Award. His current workspace is in the Poblenou neighbourhood of Barcelona. Her methodology focuses on experimenting with new techniques and looking for different materials, particularly inexpensive ones.
Max Mila Serra
Max Mila Serra studied industrial design at Barcelona’s Elisava School. He has spent many years working in Antoni Arola’s studio. As a designer, he has focused on innovative and experimental lighting. He has participated in design events such as London Design Week, Fad Fest, Madrid Design Festival, and LLum. He focuses his entire vision on the element of light. He projected the variation and delicacy of light in space on a variety of surfaces and materials. He was able to promote his own work with a broader perspective while working with Antoni Arola. His works with unpolished rocks and botanical details are particularly intriguing.
Miguel Leiro studied design at the Pratt Institute in New York. In the fields of architecture, art, and design, he has collaborated with firms such as Moneo-Brock, Juan Uslé, Victoria Civera, and Jaime Hayon. Only a few of the shows in which he has participated include the Madrid Design Festival, Experimento Design, BID Bienal Iberoamericana of Design, COAM Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid, and Zona MACO Design Mexico. He founded, curates, and directs the MAYRIT design biennial, an experimental festival of alternative creators.
Tornasol Studio was founded in 2017. Guillermo Trapiello is a cartographer and architect, and Inés Llasera is an industrial designer. Their work is a hybrid of the visual arts, architecture, and the objects they create. They take very different approaches to study spaces and the elements that make them up. They study materiality, scale, colour, movement, and light. Their main characteristics are multifunctionality and the pursuit of novel methods to reflect reality.
Marta Armengol is an architect who graduated from the Barcelona School of Architecture. In her work, she blurs the lines between architecture, design, and craftsmanship, and she doesn’t overlook scenography or more creative installations. She employs a wide range of materials, including glass, to create radical craftsmanship in the rooms she designs. A distinct aesthetic sensibility exists. Though conceptual, her work clearly exemplifies extreme craftsmanship and incorporates poetry. She tinkers with the materials to create one-of-a-kind shapes and textures. She is creatively interested in both everyday objects and light.
Alvaro Aramburu began his education in industrial design at a technical school in Madrid before transferring to HDK Steneby to study applied arts. He primarily makes one-of-a-kind handmade items out of wood. In addition, he is a member of the Växt studio, a co-working space for multidisciplinary design development and a design collective in Sweden. His work has been shown at the Espacio Intermedio design gallery. He is obsessed with wood because it is a sensitive material for the development of his creativity.