14 years in the Advertising industry pushed Assaad Awad out of the bubble landing him in his own workshop / atelier in Madrid. It was an extraordinary move as his peers described. His handcrafted pieces were first showcased by the likes of Madonna, Lady Gaga and Thierry Mugler in addition to numerous editorial appearances in Vogue... Assaad Awad’s work is known to be Artesian & Vanguardist, respecting the quality and excecution of every piece, designing leatherworks, accessories and jewelry. "In a world of copy/paste, we need to go back to the Handcrafted"
Celia made her debut in Barcelona’s official catwalk in 1998. Nowadays, she takes part in the 080 Barcelona Fashion Week. She has a store in Figueres. In 1998, introduced her collections in Japan. Nowadays, she owns a showroom in Tokyo (Ginza), where she is about to open a new store. Apart from Barcelona and Tokyo, she presents her collections in Paris, within the framework of the Atmosphère in the Paris Fashion Designers’ Week or in Pure London. She has also collaborated with the Coty-Astor company, ModaFAD, Barcelona Moda Centre, Dupont, the Textile Center, and Lucky Strike, among others. She designed and made the uniforms for the Japanese Pavilion at the Zaragoza Expo. Since 1998, she is a regular participant in round tables.
Encarna Sola is a Spanish designer born in Velefique, Andalusia. She studied at the Almería art school in different art sciences, like molding, inner architecture, technical drawing and ceramic. She applies her technical knowledge of material and design in the development of unique headdresses. She does not follow any conventions and since 2007 she has been revolutionizing the flamenco world with her creations. Encarna turned the traditional flamenco headdresses into more playful accessories that allow women to express their characters with them. You can also see her innovations in wedding and party designs. She understands what women need to feel elegant and at the same time sensual. In her designs she brings in the passion and the strong will of the Andalusian women. Her designs can be combined with several types of dresses from Flamenco, wedding to party dresses. Her headdresses provide a dress with the final touch and can turn even a simple outfit into “haute couture“. Her creations are for the bold women, handmade and unique.
Born in Vic in 1954, Enric Sala defends the creation as a collaboration between the artist and the material. In this process, both sides change, evolve and discover each other. Enric likes to constantly challenge himself intelectually, is passionate about science and philosophy and considers himself the translator of a interconnected cosmos, concept that he tries to apply to every one of his creations.
I chose to represent, speak of those images that move me and I will continue. Continuing the discovery of light reveals things and desires... I like beaches, fresh fruit and people dancing in Casamance. It’s great when I can catch the light and beauty of the Caribbean, Africa and Menorca in a painting. Everything you see and experience does my imagination. That’s why I like traveling and painting wherever I go, because I believe everything I see or experience is interesting enough to talk, and my tongue, I know now, is the color.
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.
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.
Entering Isidoro Hernández's jewellery shop is similar to entering a world full of color, creativity and design; every single piece is carefully studied, designed and created with special materials. Like a Renaissance artist, he does not only look for the intrinsic values the gems, but he explores their beauty, color, size, type and uniqueness, and blends them together in beautiful designs. Isidoro creates all his pieces from scratch - he conceives the jewel, does the sketches, searches the materials and carves the gems.
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.
Fili Plaza was born in 1957 in Salamanca, Spain. She studied Interior Design at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios of Barcelona, and also took ceramics courses. Fili began her career as a sculptor, and in 2003 she initiated her career as a jewelry designer for a being she knows very well: the woman. Fili picked the human body as the main theme of her creations, as a way of expressing her ideas through sculpture. She treats the human body as a physical matter that helps us communicate, and also isolate, ourselves from the others. Torsos of men and women, imposing sculptures of two human beings broken lengthways, couples that hold themselves in order to - find themselves?, protect themselves?, comfort themselves?, recognize themselves?, or simply search for their lost soul. Since 1988 Fili has been doing individual and collective exhibitions at art galleries in Spain, the Netherlands, Ne