31 May 2014
Inclassifiable artist Nuria Mora ‘s house is featured in Elle Decor Spain last issue. There we have discovered that her exquisite taste for colour defintively spreads further from her artwork.Multifaceted artist, Nuria has exhibited her works in renowned museums such as Tate Modern and the Miró Foundation. Although her collaborations include brands such as Loewe, Sybilla, El País and Cirque du Soleil, her art mostly beautifies the city street walls with colorful murals on geometry and Nature.
Although strongly related to Street Art, her creations go beyond tendences. She works on any kind of surface, from walls to glass or paper and she uses a wide range of techniques such as watercolours, gouache or light projections.
Nuria Mora’s delicious project for Cerabella Arts&Scents collection was Oriental: a 100% vegetal wax scented candle in a vase she decorated with a gold subtle vegetal pattern. The fragrance she chose for this candle evoques an Oriental journey with warm patchouli notes, vainilla orchid hints and a touch of musk. You must burn it to just experience it!
Talking about her language, Rafael Schacter says “Nuria’s work gives a freedom from the everyday noise, a moment of balance within the city, another way of imagining our surroundings”.
This is such a truth!
16 March 2014
La memoria del espejo. Convent de Sant Agustí, 7th-9th February 2014 Barcelona:
The Lupercales collective uses architectural lighting to create, to make us think and to transform the city. La memoria del espejo has been their last light intervention and, as usual, candles have had an active role in the experience.
Here you will find a selection of images of their last action as well as some pictures from older installations to get to know better their interesting work. Lupercales blog is really worth a visit!
Santa Madrona, 1st June 2013, Barcelona. Fem Raval Festival :
¡Luz, Plaza, Acción! June 2013, Lavapiés, Madrid:
Rubio i LLuch, 11th-15th February 2013, Biblioteca General de Catalunya, Raval, Barcelona:
All photos are by Alvaro Valdecantos.
2 February 2014
It is really worth the visit in order to take a glimpse to the interesting Crafts and Design scene in Spain right now.
26/I/2014 La Vanguardia, Magazine
11/2013 Diario Design
8 December 2013
Can you imagine the scent of a drawing?
On the white surface, a delicate couple wanders among the trees. Meanwhile in the wood, there are hunting scenes with horses surrounded by birds and flowers of all kind. What is the fragance of this forest made out of ink?
For Cerabella’s Arts& Scents collection, we wished to turn into a candle the perfumes inspired by the illustrations of several outstanding artists. The genius of La Casita de Wendy created this piece bursting with poetry and natural wood scents.
This Forest Scented Candle is 100% made of vegetal wax and it is scented with cedar, resin and a hint of pine and rosemary leaves. During its 50 hours of burning time, the flame illuminates the glass and the illustrated forest comes to live as in a shadow play .
Inés Aguilar and Iván Martínez are the Madrid fashion designers behind La Casita de Wendy. Besides their collections and their teaching in Fashion Schools, they have taken part in several exhibitons such as “Pasión, diseño español” (Berlin, Wien, Salamanca) or “La Moda Española, tras el espejo” at the Museo Reina Sofía de Madrid and they are now collaborating with Brianda Fitz-James Stuart in different creative projects. Their creations are sold all over the world and they are known for an exquisite colour palette and the contrasted shapes and patterns that they design. Passionate and inspired by music, Nature and tales, imagination is their most essential tool. This candle is such a good example of it all!
17 November 2013
‘Cutting Edge Spanish Crafts. Innovation and design in contemporary craft industries‘, the book by the design journalist Tachy Mora, has turned into an exhibition.
What do have in common leading firms like Loewe and Lladró with individual craftsmen as the ceramicist Xavier Manyosa or the jeweler Enric Majoral? And a handmade carpet company as La Alpujarreña from Granada with La Granja Royal Glass Factory in Segovia? Or a candles firm like Cerabella with a lighting company as LZF Lamps?
According to Tachy Mora, all of them, each in their own way, share the determination to handcraft its products, providing them with a high-quality touch, sublime delicacy and creativity through a strong commitment to contemporary design.
Their stories and pieces, along with a representative set of artisans, designers, corporations, big companies, crafts industries or collaborative projects, are part of the exhibition ‘Artesanía Española de Vanguardia, Innovación y Diseño‘ -Cutting Edge Spanish Crafts, Innovation and Design-, which opened last 14th November in Madrid.
Powered by Fundación EOI – Fundesarte, the exhibition is a second round of the eponymous book ‘Cutting Edge Spanish Crafts‘, published in 2011 by Lunwerg in Spanish and English. Also promoted by Fundesarte, the book is a publication with an innovative approach that reveals the most contemporary side of Spanish Crafts, its interaction with the design field and the interesting harmony emerged between the two areas, in an incipient way at that time.
In just two years, the field of contemporary crafts has experienced spectacular growth, a global trend and unstoppable development that is crystallizing in Spain at high speed. The exhibition has been curated by the author, the design journalist Tachy Mora and aims to celebrate the rise of this phenomenon with a large show of 90 pieces and nearly 600 sqm in CentroCentro, one of the most outstanding spaces in the Madrid cultural scene, close to El Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums.
Among other pieces, the visitor will find a selection of Cerabella’s design candles such as the collections by Sybilla or the candles by Jordi Labanda. So honoured to be there!
(Exhibition photos:Fundación EOI – Fundesarte)
29 September 2013
Once again, Moritz seduces us with creativity and design. In the Moritz Store in Ronda Sant Antoni, students from the Istituto Europeo di Design have developped a new installation called Souvenir. In this inspiring setting curated by Chu Uroz we are shown every place on earth where you can taste a delicious Moritz beer and, from every city, a unique souvenir is suggested.
So which is the icon that represents Barcelona? A candle with the industrial shape of Les Torres del Besòs heating plant!
Designed by Guillem Pericay and carefully handmade by Cerabella, this Barcelona’s skyline recognizable building is indeed the most indie and authentic souvenir you may find from our beloved city.
Photography by Oriol Miralles
25 May 2013
Designed by Marta Méndez and Luki Huber, Paperboat candles are so delicate as the Wax paperbirds, but they have the extra value of being perfect floating candles. Have you already tried to light some floating candles in glass cups on the dinner set table?
4 May 2013
Luki Huber and Marta Méndez created Paper Boat Candles for Cerabella such a long time ago and their poetry still captivates us. Keeping origami in mind, now we have played with wax paper birds in plenty of colours.
We were willing to make this window shop display: the delicacy of this paper bird handmade candles really won our heart!
20 December 2012
Among other really interesting design gifts, you will find the candles that this inspired team designed for Cerabella: Candles to make wishes!