Barcelona, Mallorca and Portugal: Iberia at the London Design Fair

With countries joining from all corners of the globe this year, we're kicking off August with a focus on the Iberian peninsular and our 3 country pavilions hailing from this south-west corner of Europe. Presenting designers from the three regions that are working across various disciples the three country pavilions are; Balearic Islands: Made in MallorcaSpain: Inspired in Barcelona and Portugal: The Best of Portugal by Associative Design

 
Balearic Islands: Made in Mallorca

Made in Mallorca is formed of 11 companies from the Balearic Islands. A showcase of products across the disciplines, the stand will encapsulate the feel and flare of the island, presenting handcrafted textiles, ceramics, glass, lighting and furniture. The initiative is organised by the brands, together with the Balearic Government’s Ministry for Work, Trade and Industry, and in collaboration of the Majorca Chamber of Commerce.

 

Huguet Rajoles 
Founded in 1933 Huguet Rajoles have been manufacturing hydraulic floor tiles and terrazzo pieces for the past 85 years. Part of a Mallorcan tradition arising at the end of the 19th century, in which various small factories began producing these products for the architects of the time. 
Hall 4, Stand 4.9

 

Tonia Fuster
Realising her passion for lighting design during her studies in Barcelona, Tonia Fuster returned to Mallorca and opened her studio in 2017. Her collection of lamps aim to provide new ways of giving light, alongside new user experiences.
Hall 4, Stand 4.9

 

 Spain: Inspired in Barcelona

Under the Inspired in Barcelona brand BCD (Barcelona Design Centre), with the support of the Barcelona City Council, will present a collection of brands and designers which work has been inspired by the values, excellence and lifestyle of Barcelona. 

Toru 
Based in the industrial area of Igualada, an area famed for its leather tanneries, Jordi Ribaudí founded his brand Toru in 2015. Using locally supplied high-quality leather, Jordi has created four pieces by reworking the material and elevating its strength. 
Hall 3, Stand 3.6

Sergi Ventura
Spanish born, Banyoles-based product designer Sergi Ventura launched his own lighting collection in 2017 having worked freelance in the product design realm for 7 years. His designs begin with the desire to tell a story and culminate with objects that are manufactured to decorate unique and distinct spaces. 
Hall 3, Stand 3.6 

 


Portugal: The Best of Portugal by Associative Design


Bringing Portuguese flair and creativity to the London Design Fair 2018, Associative Design will showcase ‘The Best of Portugal’. Featuring an expertly curated mix of contemporary and luxury Portuguese design and innovation, including furniture, lighting and objets d’art. Originated by the Portuguese Association of Wood and Furniture Industries (AIMMP), Associative Design promotes Portuguese brands and products globally.

OIA
Born in 2017 in Oiã, Portugal, OIA is a modern-day brand whose products are a combination of traditional stone craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. Designer André Teoman created OIA’s first series of designs, working in conjunction with BARMAT, a Portuguese purveyor of natural stone products. Teoman’s geometric Kandinsky side tables were inspired by Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian pioneer of abstract modern art.
Hall 1, Stand 1.11



Wewood 
Established in 2010, Wewood is a Portuguese brand whose expert use of joinery produces superlative solid wood furniture. The Bridge Desk was designed by Christophe de Sousa for the AD Challenge ’17. de Sousa wanted to design a piece of furniture that would connect the user and their work/hobby—hence the Bridge Desk. The desk was inspired by the city of Porto, the only city in Europe with six bridges.
Hall 1, Stand 1.11

 

 

 


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