Monocle on Design

Spanish design survey

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16 August 2016

Episode 253

29 minutes


Photo: Markel Redondo

In this special edition of the show we – like sun-hungry holiday-makers – head for Spain. Our Madrid correspondent takes stock of the design scene in Madrid, Barcelona and beyond.

16 August 2016

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Chapter 1

6 minutes


Photo: Adán Sánchez de Pedro

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Chapter 1

Granada

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The 13th Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism was held this year in the historic Alhambra palace in Granada. We check out the trajectory of Spanish city-building.

6 minutes

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Chapter 2

6 minutes


Photo: Liam Aldous

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Chapter 2

Basque Country

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We make a break for the Basque region of northern Spain to discover the newfound confidence of the frontier’s furniture-makers.

6 minutes

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Chapter 3

9 minutes


Photo: Luis Diaz Diaz

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Chapter 3

A Coruña

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A Coruña is the home of fashion brand Inditex, the owner of Zara among other brands. We meet the smaller manufacturers riding in its wake.

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Chapter 4

6 minutes


Photo: Liam Aldous

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Chapter 4

Ibiza

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Vicente Ganesha has become a Balearic design icon in his own right through his clothes emporium on a narrow, flower-filled cobbled street of Ibiza’s old town. We pay him a visit.

6 minutes

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