Born in Badalona, Barcelona, from a very early stage he started to be interested in fashion, since he grew up among his mother's cords and patterns. At 18, he started to study at the Fashion Institute of Barcelona and immediately started working in his family's company, where he will later create his own line of clothes. He presented his first collection at the Mexico Fashion Week and Bread & Butter in 2007, showing a fresh and dynamic style, with outfits thought for the modern, urban and sophisticated woman.
Makara company, founded by designer Raquel Montiel, makes exclusive and elegant bag designs. It is a luxury brand for the woman who wants to be seen as a simple, yet glamourous and attractive person. We want the women who choose Makara to shine, feel different and stand out. Our bags are unique complements. We pay special attention to the final touches, always choosing the best materials and taking care, with good taste and delicacy, of each and every one of the details. This is where the luxury and distinction of our bags reside. Makara bags are made in workshops located in Spain, by the best artisans and leather specialists. The skins we use are all natural, therefore possible scars or variations of tones are a guarantee of authenticity. All our skins have the CITES Certificate, released by the Washington Convention.
My relationship with plastic arts started when I was a young girl, influenced by my mother, who studied at the Fine Arts Institue in Toulouse, and my father, who is a professional photographer. For my artistic work I like to use big physical supports (canvas or wood) and diverse techniques such as coal, pastel, collage, ink, watercolors and oil. I prefer mixed techniques. Until now I had the opportunity to show my works in the cities of Bordeaux and Pau.
Nuri Negre was born in Girona in 1971. Judging by the main characteristics of her creations, we can define her style as aristic ceramics or ceramic sculpture. Her idyll with this material started early in life, when she was 18. After studying art and psychology, she dedicated herself to the latter, while ceramics became a hobby she did in her workshop. Years later, Nuri decided to switch to ceramics as a full-time job. After winning a provincial prize and organizing collective exhibitions, she had her first exhibition in Girona, the same time she gave birth to her first child. This was the beginning of her successful artistic career. Lately, Nuri has been exploring the worlds art-therapy and art pedagogy, which she has been teaching at a school close to her workshop. A new prize, the first prize at the Biennal Angelina Alós d'Esplugues, reinforced her career. Her creations, through heat-resistant clay, slips and rust, combined with her unique style, talk about living organisms, metamorphosis and movement. Each piece talks about what nature didn't do, but could have done.
Monique van Steen is a Dutch painter, living and working in Barcelona, Spain. Her main focus in art is exploring the boundaries of female beauty. The change of geographic place of living is easily recognizable in her work, especially the mediterranean light has made a great change on Monique’s color-palette. These outstanding colors combined with the contemporary, almost comic-style vision on the depicted makes her work relative to the neo-pop-art scene.
Lucirmás designs and produces sustainable glass products which tell a story. We make original, handcrafted objects from 100% recycled glass, offering the quality of a beautiful, artisan product. Lucirmás’ mission is to create products which make the most of the charm, value and versatility of recycled glass. Our products are elegant, simple and functional.
The name UNITY symbolises the main feature of our watches: a perfect combination of individual, unique pieces, which is the main concept behind the brand. We believe that the privilege of exclusivity lies not in the value of things, but in their unique, personal nature. The essence of this principle and the passion we feel for watchmaking are what make UNITY's 1of1 concept so special. Our “build your time” system allows you to customise every last detail of your one-of-a-kind timepiece. You can choose from a wide range of superior quality components and finishes.
There is a kind of glass which only responds to the manipulation made by sensitive hands of a tranquil beauty, to the authentic emotion that comes from hidden universes, to the knowledge of a technique that opens paths, to the desire to explode in bubbles and buttons of happiness that wake up as gems in the body. A kind of glass that adapts to the necessities of an open project.