LaSelva Studio

Material juxtaposition in two furniture pieces by a pair of young Spanish designers

Exploring the satisfying contrast between powder-coated metal and raw or lacquered wood, young Spanish design studio LaSelva highlighted their petite collection of mixed material furniture at this year’s Feria Habitat Valencia. On view at the Nude platform, the new range includes a Gossip floor lamp and Supernova tables. Named for the act of leaning in to hear some secretive words, the hooded Gossip lamp can …

Pensando en Blanco 3am

Sustainable "puff-bags" inspired by a baker's pre-dawn flour sack naps

In 1913 an unknown baker recorded the process of making double fermented bread. In his account he told the story of getting up at 3am to begin preparing the batch and, while waiting for the exact moment in which the loaves were ready to be placed in the oven, napping on the 100kg bags of flour. This anecdote is what inspired the 3:00 am collection, …

Carlos Ortega Design

Stackable, solid oak chairs debut at Feria Habitat Valencia 2012

We jumped at the chance to visit Spain for this year’s Feria Habitat Valencia to check out the latest in Spanish and global furniture design. Nestled among the booths of notable names and industry vets, we found Nude, a gem of an exhibition showcasing economical, purposeful design created by fresh new talent. Of the 31 studios and students selected, the traditional aesthetic of Carlos Ortega …