Have you renovated a restaurant, hotel, business or your home and want to give it an original contemporary feel with a difference? Then why not go for furniture made in Spain? Find out more about the latest designs unveiled by top names in the sector in this report by Interiors from Spain. Interiors from Spain is an initiative of ICEX Spain Trade and Investment, a government agency aimed at promoting design from Spain: furniture, lighting, textiles, tiles, kitchen and bath fittings, rugs and decorative accessories.
Light, versatile chairs and armchairs with wooden and metal frames and an endless array of upholstery options; robust stools that are also visually stunning; extending outdoor tables which transport you all the way to the Mediterranean… They have all been designed with passion from Spain in partnership with leading Spanish and international designers like Jaime Hayón, Patricia Urquiola, Javier Mariscal, Mario Ruiz, Arik Levi, Piergiorgio Cazzaniga and Doshi Levien and design studios such us Yonoh, Ramón Esteve Estudio, Lluscà Design or EstudiHac.
Click on the links and enjoy new designs by: Andreu World, Akaba, Barcelona Dd (Resol), Calma, Capdell, Enea, Expormim, Inclass, Gandía Blasco, Kettal, Missana, Mobles 114, Mobliberica, Ondarreta, Point, Punt Mobles, Sancal, Treku, Viccarbe y Vondom.
Spanish designed Rugs
The main Spanish rug brands invite us to discover their new creations with a contemporary inspiration that are full of passion and love for handcrafted products.
Leading Spanish and international designers have collaborated on these collections. Patricia Urquiola who created the MIRAGE rugs; neri&hu studio who launched the LAN collection; and Charlotte Lancelot who expanded the CANEVAS collection with the GEO model participated for the company Gan. For its part, Nani Marquina presented the BLUR rugs, created by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and Now Carpets worked with Francesc Rifé who created the K04 collection. In addition, the studio edeestudio collaborated with the company Alfombras Veo Veo on the design of the CONNECT collection and the designer Helena Rohner designed several rugs for DacRugs.
Natural stone & Ceramic paving
Nerinea is a Spanish natural stone company with over 40 years of experience in the industry. In Nerinea’s catalogue of stones, you can choose between over 300 stones, among which the Jurassic Brown stands out. It is a natural marble that contains a nice collection of fossilized seashells from the Mediterranean Sea over 150 million years old. With a 2,500 m² showroom and a robotic factory unlike any other in Europe, Nerinea is building a solid reputation as one of Spain’s natural stone leaders.
This year, the Spanish makers of ceramic paving and surfaces have pleasantly surprised us with new, interesting ideas and products designed especially for the urban and architectural sectors.
Roca presents Broadway, a robust 15-mm thick ceramic product designed for areas subjected to heavy traffic. It has an anti-slip surface and is equally well suited for indoor or or outdoor spaces.
Owned by the brand Marathon, Keraben launches its very metropolitan and cosmopolitan-looking series Urban. It’s a compact, highly durable material, made of 80 per cent recycled products. It’s available in six sizes and colours and is designed to provide paving for hugely ambitious architectural projects.
Proyecta, meanwhile, is a new ‘full body’ porcelain tile created by the company Rosa Gres. It’s a compact, homogeneous, uniformly thick material particularly well suited to areas of heavy traffic which require a material which is not only super-durable but also has anti-slip qualities. It’s available in five earthy, nature-inspired tones and in three basic sizes.
Meeting the current demand for new materials for urban contexts, another company Vives has brought out its Vives Plus range, which is 15mm thick and highly resistant to the harshest weather conditions. It measures 40cm by 40cm and comprises three lines consisting of different designs: Duomo, Ábside and Calzada.
Another of this year’s most compelling ideas is the vertical garden, a good example being Ceracasa’s LIFEWALL®, created by architect Emilio Llobat Guarino of Maqla Arquitectos. LIFEWALL® is a vertical garden which can be easily fixed to the facades of buildings, and as such is convenient for designers – and benefits the environment. The design comprises 1m sq panels on to which any type of vegetation can be attached.
Afterdark, the first intelligent, photo-luminescent ceramic material, has been developed by the company Tau Advanced. It’s based on a system of fluorescence which shines brightly for two to three minutes but remains luminous for 20 minutes. This type of paving is a new product designed for public spaces – such as walkways in underground stations – and its use proves it makes public places safer.
Life Arq by Natucer is a new architectural material which exploits extruded ceramic for use as 3D architectural elements, facades and walls or partitions. Life Arq can be used for indoor or outdoor surfaces, for facades, dividing walls and walls in general. At Cevisama fair, Life Arq was awarded with the Alfa Silver award, given by Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio (Spanish Association of Ceramics and Glass), for being an innovative product.