We’ve been in Madrid all weekend visiting friends and attending the ARCO Madrid contemporary art fair which we’ll post about soon. In the meantime, we turned our eye to contemporary Spanish design to bring you a little inspiration from our lovely neighbours south-west of Paris.
You’d be forgiven for thinking this gorgeous piece is Danish but it originated in Valencia from the minds of design teamYonoh. The Blanc Armchair 02 is made by Italian chair makers Very Wood and we love the simple form, the beautiful craftsmanship and the mix of materials that give it just a hint of a school house vibe.
We can definitely see six or eight of these sitting around a vintage Danish dining table. How chic.
We’re LIVING for this collection of hand-blown RGB Vases from Oscar Diaz! They’re so versatile and the interplay of primary colours works together to create an astonishing object that looks great as separates or as a single statement piece.
People usually tend to go for white or neutral vases but vibrant colours can turn a somewhat bland object into something sculptural to put on show. Take the RGB Vases as an example, the forms themselves aren’t the most interesting in the world, but with a little injection of colour the objects transform into something special.
It’s no secret that we’re a little obsessed with wallpaper at Studio Ombre and we love this Pelos wallpaper from the fashion inspired Wall-à-Porter collection by Barcelona based Tres Tintas. This design is inspired by interwoven locks of hair like seaweed on the bottom of the ocean – a little odd but we think it works.
Check out the Perlas wallpaper from the same collection that found its inspiration in tangled strings of pearls.
Is there anything not to love about these contemporary bathroom elements with a luxurious industrial edge? Both are from collections by Hayon Studio with the one on the left coming from the Materico by Jamie Hayon for Toyocollection and the right from the Bisazza Bagno collection.
It’s well worth having a look at the rest of the pieces from these collections. The way Hayon Studio finds a beautiful harmony between function, contemporary design and a vintage feel is absolute perfection.
Something a little strange to finish our trip to Spain. This is the Leatherscope chair by Luis Eslava and it’s something of a mystery. At first glance it looks like a vintage woven chair with a hockey stick tied to one of the arms, but the more you investigate, the further the mystery unfurls.
The leather-bound telescope is designed to aid in the observation of people’s shoes as they walk by, while tiny details such as the connecting points between the arm and the seat pose more questions than they answer. What a fascinating piece!