Tinstas (the Spanish word for “inks”) is hand knotted in India using the Soumak technique and wool + jute on cotton warp.
Wool yarns dyed in bright colours and details of darker tones are combined and blended together following the rhythm of a grid that has been meticulously designed on each knot of the rug.
The design features a balanced composition of geometric shapes created through colourful lines that overlap, emerge and disappear, like spontaneous hand drawn strokes on a piece of paper. Tintas celebrates the beauty hidden in details of simple acts.
Alvaro Olivares is a limited edition of 250 numbered bottles of premium extra virgin olive oil. This precious liquid is crafted in Spain and presented in a packaging that has been carefully designed to offer a unique experience.
The white porcelain bottle becomes the canvas to a colombian emerald and a metal olive leaf. These 250 metal leaves have been casted by a goldsmith master using natural hand picked leaves that come from the same trees as the olive juice.
The rug features a contemporary and playful design that invites you to enjoy the warmth of a unique Mediterranean craft, which nowadays is almost extinct. The piece is composed of two concentric circles in a way that you can hang it´s center to use it as a dartboard.
Lía is 100% made of natural Esparto grass fibres that have been collected, smashed, dyed, plaited and sewn by hand by local artisans from the Region of Murcia, in the South of Spain. Lía is the name that these craftsmen gave to this particular Esparto grass plait.
The atmosphere of the 17th Century in a mosaic of masterpieces.
The Dutch landscape painters of the 17th century revived in Landschap, a mosaic of masterpieces from this period, which reproduce and recreate the most common subjects of Dutch paintings of the time.
This design is inspired by the famous Jules Verne´s novel “Cinq semaines en ballon”, published in 1863. It features four semi-transparent balloons flying through majestic clouds creating a surreal and ethereal landscape.
This work represents a juxtaposition between classical portraits and the digital age in which we find ourselves through keeping the subject´s face veiled under a mask of pixels. A classical artwork with a contemporary twist.
Portrait of "Isabel Parreño y Arce, Marquesa de Llano” by Anton Raphaël Mengs is a colorful and exotic neoclassical painting from the 18th Century. The clouds in the background are part of a baroque Dutch landscape paint by Jan Van Goyen.
Dimensions: 300 x 400 cm.
Barocco Collage results from the combination of different classic portraits from the 17th and 18th centuries with semitransparent overlaped shapes.
Crafts & Design
‘’Producto:’’ is a project for the cultural program Distrito Artistico which was organised by the Region of Murcia, in Spain, where Cristina Carpena and Jose Mendoza developed different activities to bring the Product Design discipline to the citizens of Murcia who visited their space.
Moved by our interest on the rich local crafts of our region, we decided to collaborate bringing together our passion for design with the experience of skilled artisans, taking advantage of the enormous potential of the materials and techniques used by them to create new products.
We presented our research and development of new products to show and explain the design process to visitors of the exhibiition. Local artisans made the prototypes.
Artesanía Española de Vanguardia / Cutting Edge Spanish Crafts
"Proyecto Revival" collective was created when a group of Spanish designers decided to give life to a vast array of ceramic objects stored in an old factory in Valencia, which was due for demolition.
Wall speakers created for the New Ceramic Proposals collection. Unique.