Architecture and Design

News and information regarding interior design, architecture, industrial design and furniture

Valencia CF selects Mariner as company with international visibility

The Valencian company Mariner, specialised in handcrafted luxury furniture and lighting, has been selected as winning company in the fourth round of a pioneer project, sponsored by the Valencia CF. Aim of the project is to give international visibility to distinct SMEs of the Valencian Community. Winning this competition means a great deal of support for Mariner, giving its international profile an important boost.

Valencia’s best interior design

The furniture sector has for many decades, with a few ups and downs inherent in any industrial sector, had great importance among companies of the Valencian Community. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Valencia also is one of Spain’s leading cities in interior design. The activities of its Colegio de Diseñadores de Interior de la Comunidad Valenciana (Association of Interior Designers of the Autonomous Community of Valencia), enjoy wide international recognition and bring together a great number of interior designers.

Porcelanosa’s architecture and interior design awards

On 22 May the internationally renowned Valencian firm Porcelanosa held their annual gala to recognise national and international professionals from the field of architecture and interior design. This year the event took place at the Casino in the Calle Alcalà Madrid and brought together 250 guests.

Porcelanosa has new headquarters in emblematic New York building

Number 22, 5th Avenue New York, to be precise, the building Commodore Criterion, has been chosen by the Porcelanosa group for its new flagship store in Manhattan.

Christie’s sets new record

The auction house Christie’s set a new record on 13 May by attaining 745 million dollars (543 million euros) in a single auction session for contemporary and post-war art, superseding the previous record by more than 50 million dollars, achieved in a similar bid last year.

Architecture office Aranea wins international award

Grupo Aranea, is a multidisciplinary office with focus on architecture and landscaping, located in the city of Alicante. It recently awarded a new international prize, which reaffirms its leading position in the European design sector.

Tour of Javier Goerlich’s residential architecture

Until 30 May, the Colegio Territorial de Arquitectos de Valencia (CTAV – Professional association of architects of Valencia) will show a collection of architectural drawings by famous Valencian architect Javier Goerlich in its exhibition hall. The exhibition focuses on Goerlich’s residential architecture between 1924 and 1942.

David Ferrer Promenade of Jávea, finalist of the Porcelanosa Awards

The renovation project of the old Paseo Amanecer del Arenal, situated in the town of Javea, on the Costa Blanca, in Alicante, has been selected as the finalist in the 7th Porcelanosa Awards for Interior Design and Architecture.

Mariner’s successful attendance at Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milan

The Valencian firm Mariner, specialised in furniture design and lighting, attended the latest Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano, one of the most important international events of the furniture and design sector.

New York pays homage to architect Rafael Guastavino

The museum of the City of New York will show a complete retrospective of the Valencian architect Rafael Guastavino’s legacy, under the framework of the exhibition ‘Palaces for the People’. Guastavino, although born in Valencia in 1842, developed his studios in Barcelona. In 1881 he emigrated to the US, accompanied by his son (also called Rafael, who over the years, also came to work hand in hand with his father), in the search for opportunities in the architectural sector, as he could find any in Spain, although he had already realized important projects like the La Massa Theatre in Vilassar de Dalt.

Valencian talent on show at the Milan Furniture Fair –part III

Milan’s most recent Salone Internazionale del Mobile saw the display of a great number of the latest creations by internationally acclaimed Valencian designers.

Valencian talent on show at the Milan Furniture Fair – part II

‘Breda’ CollectionMilan’s most recent Salone Internazionale del Mobile saw the latest creations by acclaimed Valencian designers on display at what is now thought to be the world’s most important expo of design trends.

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