From the Curator

Madrid shares with Barcelona many of its characteristics. It is also chaotic, contradictory and very energetic. But at the same time, it is a city that loves improvisation and a go-with-the-flow attitude, something that contributes to a relaxed and fresh approach to design. Instead, as opposed to Barcelona, it doesn’t have a long history in design, this is a rather new activity that flourished in the last two decades.

The economic crisis and construction bubble struck very hard in Madrid and, ironically, it has had a positive impact on design. Young designers found a large number of craftsmen (who used to work for big companies in the construction world and found themselves in a difficult situation), open to taking on more experimental work outside of their comfort zone. They gave the designers their time and expertise to explore new ideas, something that would have been impossible a few years back.



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  • Born in Germany, Nikolas Piper studied at the School of Fine Arts in Berlin…
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  • Ciszak Dalmas is a Madrid based design studio founded in 2009 by Alberto Gobbino…
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  • Rosario Hurtado & Roberto Feo, aka El Ultimo Grito, established their studio in London…
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  • Jorge Penadés cultivates a dissident approach to the contemporary notion of design; he audits…
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  • Born in 1979 in Slovakia, Tomas Kral has decided to work on a smaller…
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  • Lucas has been making and producing since his early twenties. He founded eStudio enPieza!…
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  • Spaces and materials have a soul in the MAYICE studio. For many years it has…
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  • Born in Madrid in 1969, designer Gala Fernández studied art and design at Facultad…
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  • Jorge Mañes Rubio is a sort of sociohistorical alchemist. When he travels, he absorbs…
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