Toronto, August 9, 2012 – Last night saw the unveiling of BRAVOS: Groundbreaking Spanish Design at Toronto’s Design Exchange. Curated by Juli Capella, BRAVOS features the work of 21 of the most talented and innovative designers from the Spanish Design Boom.
The works on display highlight the remarkable diversity of both product style and production techniques used by the industrial designers. Boasting an influential design history thanks to the likes of Gaudi, Dali, Ricard and Mariscal, 21st century Spain has revealed a new generation of innovative Spanish designers. Paying tribute to these designs, curator Juli Capella handpicked and showcases 21 of Spain’s brightest for the BRAVOS exhibit.
“The exhibition is dedicated to the people and not the objects for one obvious reason: design used to be an anonymous discipline in which the most vital element was the final product: today, the constant attention of the media has made the creator the centre of attention,” says Juli Capella.
Previously shown at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles and the American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center in Washington, BRAVOS will be on exhibition this August at the Design Exchange in Toronto before travelling to, Europe and Asia.
While you’re there, be sure to check out internationally renowned and established Jaime Hayon and Patricia Urquiola, as well as younger experimentalist designers Nacho Carbonell and Curro Claret. BRAVOS will be showing on The Historical Trading Floor of the Design Exchange until August 23, 2012.
Photos: Spiro Mandylor, Olympus Digital Photography
Design contributor Kate Smalley is an International Business and Economics student at Montreal’s McGill University who has also studied and lived in London, UK. Her love of textiles and design started early, teaching herself to knit, crochet and sew. Inspired by her travels, she gravitates towards innovative and sustainable design– whether it be a coffee table or a jacket lapel.