Articles about design

Paco Roca

The outline of memory

Paco Roca’s artistic talent stems from both the sharpness of his drawings and a narrative inquisitiveness that lead him to explore our most recent history and defend the nobility of many anonymous lives.

Andrés Cánovas

Principled architecture

The design of the Spain Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo is founded on the idea of people and places. Designed as a space for tranquillity and reflection, this work by Amann Cánovas Maruri seeks to promote sociability.


Out-of-this-world architecture

After working on five continents for some of the most influential architects of the end of the 20th century, in 2010, Alfredo Muñoz founded ABIBOO Studio which, through architectural innovation, embraces cultural diversity, technology, and an optimistic vision of humans’ capacity to improve our environment.

Toni Segarra

“Spanish talent smells like beer”

There are few vantage points as privileged to get a feel for the talent of a country than being the creative director of an advertising agency. Toni Segarra, an indisputable guru within the sector, believes that we’re at a critical juncture, where new structures capable of releasing and setting talent free are needed. In Spain, we have a certain advantage: “No one improvises like us”.

Lorenzo Castillo

Beauty is Within

He is Spain’s most internationally renowned interior designer. His work is known and sought-after in many countries, including the United States, China, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and Portugal. Lorenzo Castillo leads a team of eight people carrying out comprehensive projects ranging from architecture of spaces to the last decorative detail.

Espacio Iberia Aeroconsciente

Design and Sustainability

Iberia presents Espacio Iberia Aeroconsciente; an exhibition consisting of three installations which highlight the company’s main sustainability values: digitalisation, waste management and cabin weight reduction.

Comme des Machines

Future Perfect

The factory of the future is located in Vizcaya. Comme des Machines is revolutionizing the fashion industry by using 3D printing while retaining an artisanal approach. Their machines revive crafts for a digital era that has memory.

Patricia Urquiola

The Curious Architect

Her talent is universal because creativity and good taste have no boundaries. Architect and designer Patricia Urquiola returns to the Spanish capital to inaugurate 'Nature Morte Vivante', an exhibition within the framework of the Madrid Design Festival to discover her very personal universe.

Izaskun Chinchilla

Transformation from a Gender Perspective

Reimagining the role of the contemporary architect and highlighting the importance of women have always been manifest in the work of Izaskun Chinchilla, one of the leading voices in the latest edition of the Madrid Design Festival. Her way of working highlights the most vital material used in building: the people who inhabit the space.

Madrid Design Festival 2020

The Design Festival Returns to the Spanish Capital

Madrid Design Festival returns to Madrid in February in order to re-design the world. Aspects such as sustainability or responsible consumption will be ever-present in order to prove design’s capacity as a weapon to change things and achieve a more humane, fair and content society.