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Trade Commission of Spain introduces Guide to Spanish Design & Interiors

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Touting Spain as a leader in global design, the Trade Commission of Spain introduced the Guide to Spanish Design & Interiors at an event in New York City. The 275-page guide presents a wide range of contemporary product designs for residential and commercial spaces with contributions from more than 75 Spanish companies. Developed to educate industry professionals about the quality, craftsmanship and accessibility of contemporary Spanish design, product categories include: Home & Accessories, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Lighting, Office, Contract, Street Furniture and Floor & Wall Tiles. “We created this guide as a resource for the A&D community,” said Belen Cristino, Trade Commissioner of Spain.“ Our primary objective is to educate and encourage them to consider Spain and utilize the guide as a resource when seeking out product information, design inspiration, and educational content pertaining to the industry. And, although these products are manufactured in Spain, we want them to understand that they are easily accessible to the U.S. market.” Featuring some of the most well respected names in the industry, the Guide features high-end contemporary product designs from renowned names like Salvador Dali, Oscar Tusquets, Joan Gaspar and Abalos & Herreros. Bd Ediciones De Diseno manufactures unique-shaped product designs by Salvador Dali & Oscar Tusquets. The “Varius” chair, designed by Tusquets, is one of the most recognizable and best selling chairs. “I call it Varius,” explained Tusquets, “because its shape is reminiscent of a violin.” The company also produces the mouth-shaped sofa, “Dalilips”, a collaborative piece by Dali & Tusquets. With a product line that includes designs from Javier Mariscal, Santiago Miranda and Santiago Calatrava, Akaba has contracted seating for Seville airport (designed by Rafael Moneo), benches for the new Bilbao subway system (designed by Norman Foster) and furniture for Bilbao airport (by Santiago Calatrava). Lighting manufacturer, Marset, produces the “Olivia 45” lamp designed by Joan Gaspar. Made entirely of glass, the lamp imitates a half-globe shape. The lighting products category also features “Lifelight” and “Top Secret" lamp designs by Metalarte that are visually unique in both texture and shape. Presenting a wide range of designs for the home, office and public spaces, the Guide to Spanish Design & Interiors contains contributions from more than 75 companies from Spain. A collection that emphasizes the quality and originality of contemporary Spanish design, this Guide acts as a resource for networking between Spanish companies and their international counterparts. A complete list of manufacturers with company, contact and product information is located in the directory. For more information on the Guide to Spanish Design and Interiors contact the Trade Commission of Spain in New York at 212-661-4959. The Trade Commission of Spain works to support Spain’s interior design manufacturers and the industry as a whole by stewarding and promoting the Interiors from Spain brand. The Trade Commission of Spain collaborates with The Spanish Foreign Trade Institute (ICEX) for campaigns abroad to support Spanish exports and promote Spain’s image as a producer of goods for the decorative and building industry, worldwide.

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