19 projects by designers, design schools and design studios have  been selected to be displayed at the upcoming edition of Salón nude in September

The Jury, formed of professionals including Nacho Lavernia, Eli Gutiérrez, Antonio Serrano, Enric Pastor and Marisa Santamaría, was impressed by the “sensitive approach to craftsmanship” and the “support for the only event there is in Spain that connects young creatives with the design industry”.

The selection includes a design studio from Lithuania, another from Angola, a Mexican university and projects from all over Spain. 

Valencia, 25th August 2022.- Salón nude 2022 has already announced the content of its upcoming edition, which takes place from 20th to 23rd September within Feria Hábitat Valencia. The jury of professionals has selected a total of 11 designers, new manufacturers and design consultancies to take part, along with the 8 universities and schools of design, in a fresh edition of nude, the Young Design Talent Show, which is also Spain’s main launchpad and showcase for creativity in the field of interiors.

To select this year’s participants, nude called upon a jury of professionals comprised of leading figures from the world of design. The members of the 2022 Jury were:

  • Antonio Serrano Bulnes: industrial designer and creative director at designer objects developer Mad Lab. A design consultant for companies and for public and private institutions, he has also taught design for the last 25 years.
  • Eli Gutiérrez: cosmopolitan designer born in Valencia.  Her clients include: Blacktone by JMM, Cartuja de Sevilla, Chevalier Edition, Cimenterie de la Tour, Gancedo, Geelli, Madlab, Missana, NT Forest and Signorini Rubinetterie amongst others. Since 2020 she has taught on the Masters in Product Design course at Cardenal Herrera CEU University in Valencia.
  • Enric Pastor: journalist specialising in design and interior design who during his career has worked for publishers such as United Editorial and Condé Nast. Up until 2021 he was editor for AD España, a global interior design and design title published in print and digitally and with a presence on social media and at events. His current work centres on strategic consultancy applied to design and to corporate and professional communications, with a special focus on the trends that affect how we inhabit spaces.
  • Marisa Santamaría: researcher, teacher and educator specializing in global design trends. She partners with brands such as Rimadesio, Poltrona Frau, Simon Electric, Cosentino, Camper, Andreu World, Porcelanosa, BTicino and Siematic, amongst others. Advisor to Acción Cultural Española, PICE architecture and design. Director of “Atlas of the Culture of Spanish Design” Ministry of Culture and Sports, MDF 2021 – 2022. She also teaches at IE University Architecture&Design, IADE, POLI Design at the Politecnico di Milano and the Universidad Nebrija. Speaker at companies, cultural institutions, and corporations, such as Interihotel, Madrid Design Festival, Valencia World Design Capital, TedX Taipei, TedX UNebrija, Media Lab Prado, Design Hub Barcelona, Thyssen Museum… He writes about design trends and architecture in the media. nationals for 15 years, collaborator of El País “El Viajero”, Condé Nast Traveler, Icon Design, AD Spain
  • Nacho Lavernia (Lavernia&Cienfuegos·Design) has been a member of several teams of professionals: Caps i Mans (1979-1984), La Nave (1984-1989) and Gimeno y Lavernia (1989-1994). In 1995 he founded LAVERNIA&CIENFUEGOS Y ASOCIADOS, in partnership with Alberto Cienfuegos, a design practice that works for international companies such as Unilever, Delhaize, Zara, Puig, Philip Morris, Nivea, Oriflame, Natura, RNB, Nong Fu, Kose, Henkel, Kao Corporation and RNB. He has taught design at the CEU S. Pablo and at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and was awarded the National Prize for Design in 2012.

The five judges met last week, with the director of the Salón nude, María Fontes, to assess all the designs submitted and select those to be featured in the Show. The final selection of designers and design studios includes:

  • Aggy Design (Lithuania)
  • ALLCA Rugs (València)
  • CARDEOLI (Alicante)
  • Culto Ponsoda (Alicante)
  • Dibloo Estudio (València)
  • Ester Cruz Design (Madrid)
  • Flic (Alicante)
  • Ampersand (Valencia – Angola)
  • Miguel Angel Llácer (València)
  • Monolito (Barcelona)
  • Mudat Studio (València)

The schools of design listed below will also be taking part in Salón nude:

  • Barreira Arte y Diseño (València)
  • EA + SC Manises (València)
  • EASD Valencia (València)
  • Universitat Jaume I (Castellón)
  • Universidad CEU – Cardenal Herrera (València)
  • EASDAlcoi (Alicante)
  • Universidad Anáhuac (Mexico)
  • ETSID UPV (València)

After analysing all the creations submitted by the designers and designs studios selected, the Jury took into consideration “the special context that has prevailed post-pandemic as a result of not having been able to stage the Salón nude in 2020 or 2021”. They recognised in the minutes of the meeting that they applied “a much broader set of selection criteria, placing value in some instances on evident sensitivity to craftsmanship and taking into account that the show is geared to supporting promising new designers. We have been more inclusive so as to support and provide continuity to the only event in Spain that connects young creatives with the design industry”.

2022 is set to be a year of celebrations for Salón nude

2022 is a very special year for Salón nude: the Show turns 20 years old this year and is celebrating with a major retrospective that is already open to view at the Centre del Carmen Cultura Contemporània (CCCC) in the city of Valencia. Curated jointly by the Centre del Carme and Feria Valencia, the exhibition features a selection of outstanding work that has been displayed at Salón nude over the years, in a staging devised by Odosdesign studio and is sure to receive a boost from Valencia being designated World Design Capital 2022.

Promoting ‘made in Spain’ design since 2002

The Salón nude was created in 2002 within the framework of what back then was the Feria Internacional del Mueble de Valencia (FIM – Valencia International Furniture Fair) and as a project that would have continuity over time. It was conceived to fulfil four objectives:

  • To be a platform for design
  • To be a tool at the service of the interiors industry
  • To provide forums for novice designers to meet the industry
  • To promote the values of the culture of design for interiors

Many designers who are now highly acclaimed made their debuts on stands at Salón nude, including Mut Design, Nieves Contreras, Héctor Serrano, Alberto Martínez, Miguel Herranz, José Manuel Ferrero, Odosdesign, Culdesac, Stone Design, Javier Herrero, Luis Eslava, Isaac Piñeiro, EnBlanc, La Mamba – Omelette, Irish designer Ray Power and Dutch designer Marre Moerel.

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