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SPANISH TOUCH – discover Spanish design in Warsaw

Spain impresses with its beautiful landscapes, delicious cuisine and numerous world-class monuments. However, it should also be remembered that it is a true paradise for all lovers of architecture and design. Thanks to the Spanish Embassy with the support of the OKK! PR agency, it will be possible to get to know the ‘designer face’ of Gaudí’s homeland in Warsaw on 19 June. On that day, as part of ‘SPAIN IS IN’, we will be celebrating the Spanish Design Day under the motto ‘SPANISH TOUCH’.

Poland’s first exhibition of Spanish design and discussions on architecture will take place on 19 June at Hotel Barceló Powiśle (43A Wybrzeże Kosciuszkowskie St., Warsaw). Spanish brands such as Alvic, Cosentino, Espattio, Inclass, LZF Lamps, Naturtex, Ramon Soler and Kontakt Simon will present their portfolios.

Inspiring presentations from leading Spanish brands will be accompanied by speeches from special guests. Among them will be: Alberto Veiga (Barozzi Veiga), author of the spectacular Szczecin Philharmonic project, as well as architect Magdalena Federowicz-Boule (Tremend) and architect Marta Wierusz (APA Wojciechowski Architekci). The meeting will be chaired by Marcin Szczelina – architecture critic and curator, expert on the European Mies van der Rohe Award.

The substantive part will be followed by a cocktail, during which the invited guests will have the opportunity to talk and exchange experiences.

The Spanish Design Day is organised by the Spanish Embassy in Warsaw with the support of the OKK! PR AGENCY.

The organisers invite architects, designers, media and lovers of good design. Free entrance after prior registration: spain@okkpr.pl

Special guests:

Alberto Veiga

Born in 1973, he grew up in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He studied architecture at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Navarra. He taught at the International University of Catalonia in Barcelona (2007-2010) and at La Salle International Unit (2019-2020), and was a visiting professor at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (2014) and at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Navarra (2021). In parallel with his professional activities, he was curator of the Arquia Proxima in 2016 and has been a juror in many major competitions, including the Spanish Architecture Biennale 2021.

Together with Fabrizio Barozzi, he founded the Barozzi Veiga architectural practice in Barcelona in 2004. It operates internationally, carrying out both public and private commissions, with a particular focus on cultural, social and educational buildings.

Magdalena Federowicz-Boule

Architect, founder of the Tremend studio, currently president of the board and creative director of the studio. She obtained her diploma from the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology and participated in a research exchange at the University of Detroit Mercy in the United States. She gained experience working for Polish and French architectural offices. In 2010, she founded her own architectural practice, Tremend.

Magdalena Federowicz-Boule specialises in volume and interior design projects, both commercial and public spaces. She has been nominated and awarded many times in Polish and international architectural competitions. She is the author of, among others, the Metropolitan Railway Station in Lublin and numerous realisations of hotel interiors (Novotel Wrocław Centrum, Ibis Styles Grudziądz, Ibis Styles Budapest City, Royal Tulip Warsaw Apartments). In 2024, she became the Polish Ambassador of Saint-Gobain Glass.

Initiator and co-founder of the OW SARP Circle Architekci bez Granic (Polish branch of Architecture Sans Frontieres), member of the OW SARP Board (since 2017), member of ZAIKS and SAW.

Marta Wierusz

Architect, interior designer.

She holds the position of Architect in charge of the Interiors Team at APA Wojciechowski Architekci. She has over 20 years of experience in the architectural industry. She carries out prestigious projects of commercial, private and public interiors, such as: hotels, shopping centres, offices, catering facilities, flats, educational and care facilities, exhibitions.

She specialises in sustainable, universal and inclusive design. Her aim is to expand and promote knowledge in the field of design that puts people at the centre, affecting the psycho-physical health and well-being of users.

She collaborates with Atypika Foundation for Neuroculture, working on issues of neurodiversity. She is a lecturer at the postgraduate course “Neurodiversity in the Workplace – Inclusive Recruitment and Management” at SWPS University in Warsaw and at the Faculty of Design at School of Form in Warsaw. Expert in the Accessibility and Inclusive Design Team at SARP (Association of Polish Architects).

Author of numerous industry publications that have appeared in magazines such as: “Zawód: Architekt”, “Architecture Snob”, “Builder” or “Obiekty”.

source: press materials

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