Mariscal draws Green

Javier Mariscal artistic works make him one of the most prolific and multidisciplinary authors of these days. Graphic design, interiors, furniture and visual arts have been signed by the artist born in Valencia living in Barcelona, from the 70s.

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Mobles 114 has one of the most recognised and highlighted Mariscal designs: Green chair, an example of sustainability and creativity. Its ECO version is 100% recycled and recyclable (polypropylene from industrial waste), and Colors model is a new, carefully selected range of colours using 100% recyclable materials.

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As the designer says, « in spite of its rough appearance it boasts great ergonomics thanks to the polygonal geometry of its seat ». Raised embossing softens the texture by homogenising it, also contrasting with the back of the chair.

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And thanks to the rich immagination of Mariscal, we can discover Green is more than a chair. As we can see through the graphic interpretations starring one of the star products of Mobles 114 catalog.

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Thick lines, collages, or directly from the notebook. In good company with famous Garriris, in Barcelona or next to the sea, classic scenarios or contemporary atmospheres with old and new classics. Mariscal draws Green generating a life around.

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Tapas. Spanish Design for Food, exhibition about design and gastronomy

Gastronomy is one of the highlighted attractions in our country. Spain has always been involved into raw materials of high quality, gastronomic creativity and design.

This project curated by Juli Capella, organised by Acción Cultural Española with the collaboration of the Spanish Embassy in Tokyo and Tokyo Designers Week, wants to show more than 200 hundred pieces which transmit the contribution of Spanish gastronomic culture to design, and international cuisine.

The selection consists of pieces from the smallest salt-cellar to a dinner service, furniture and interior design of restaurants, including architecture with examples of Spanish wine cellars. Moreover, the exhibition tries to enhance the enormous innovative ability of the « big names » of Mediterranean cuisine, whose techniques have shaken up international gastronomy.

Among the chosen pieces some icons from mobles 114 catalog can be found: Om chair by Martín Azúa, oil and vinegar containers by Rafael Marquina and Ricard by André Ricard.

 

Also restaurant Jaleo, by renowned José Andrés in Washington designed by Juli Capella is present as an important project. Spanish furniture has been chosen for the interior, for instance Green chairs by Javier Mariscal.

The travelling show has stopped by cities like Tokyo, Miami, Washington DC, Seoul, Toronto, Ljubljana, Albuquerque and Guanajuato. Now it exhibits in Spain at last, at Central de Diseño Matadero Madrid. But the exhibition will be at the same time at Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City.

All the information at the web Acción Cultural Española.

TAPAS. Spanish design for food

Central de Diseño de Matadero Madrid (DIMAD)
Pº de la Chopera, 14
28045 Madrid

La Ginesta library, Begues

The new cultural equipment of Begues, a village in the surroundings of Barcelona, has been designed by Calderón Folch Sarsanedas architecture studio as a 3-in-1 which emphasizes the wonderful landscape values of the site.

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A building with three different purposes: a theatre for 350 audients, a 1.260m2 public library (La Ginesta) and a community centre (El Roure), hosts a great amount of different activities and services.

A big old oak which had to be preserved gives the name to the building (Roure is oak in Catalan). The site, with a rather triangular shape, is a shore of the stream meander with the tree as a landmark, and it works as an advantage for the interiors, gaining continuous natural light.

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This is the highlight of the library, oriented to extract maximum advantage to light to make it the most comfortable for the users. To equip it Green chairs designed by Javier Mariscal have been used, and also Riga waste bins and Hulot coat stands designed by Joan Gaspar.

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El Roure has been nominee to Mies van der Rohe Award 2015.

Photography: Meritxell Arjalaguer, Calderon Folch Sarsanedas

Alma Negra bar, in A Coruña: former bookshop becomes a cool tapas place

A spectacular visual game that mixes perfectly wood, stone and tiles, specifically designed for the space.

That is Alma Negra bar description: a rehabilitation made by SA Estudio and MFM Interiorismo which opened recently at Barrera street, a very typical and vively street in A Coruña.

Using the basis of the former bookshop which was the original business at the building, the architects made a clear intervention without complications, in which the key is to separate the restaurant part from the bar.

The restaurant bar has been furnished by Global Asento, who chose Green wooden chairs in black colour by Javier Mariscal for mobles 114to be there.

Green chair by Javier Mariscal from Mobles 114 on Vimeo.

The Green Chair is a 100% recycled and 100% recyclable project created with the commitment to improve the quality of life and preserving the planet.