From September 24 to 29, 2007, Habitat Valencia Forward showed off products that were as lively and colorful as the Spanish port city that played host. Local designers were among the top talents and emerging stars, as were neighbors from Barcelona and the Basque provinces. - Josephine Minutillo

Write on
The Bulego writing desk, designed by Abad Diseño, is set off by the scissor shape of its steel-and-wood legs. Materials for the desk structure and optional trays include wenge, oak, teak, or walnut, and an extensive range of lacquers. Nueva Línea, Azpeitia, Spain.

[Reader Service: March 2008 #200]


A perfect perch
A lightweight stool, Flod is made from sturdy and resilient rotation-molded polyethylene for use indoors or out. The integrated footrest is ergonomically positioned for comfortable sitting and easier carrying. Flod is available in five vibrant colors. Mobles 114, Barcelona.

[Reader Service: March 2008 #201]


It’s showtime
Jaime Hayon’s lively Showtime seating for Bd Ediciones features a backrest in a high or low version, a four-legged or sled base, and an optional armrest. Finishes include varnished wood, lacquers in a variety of colors, and upholstery in four different fabric types. Bd Ediciones, Barcelona.

[Reader Service: March 2008 #202]


Tip-top shape
Young English designer Marc Krusin has created several rugs for the Spanish company Gandia Blasco. His Tip Top rug is made from 100 percent virgin wool on cotton backing. It measures 5.6' x 7.9'. Tip Top is part of Gandia Blasco’s extensive collection of hand-tufted rugs made in India. Gandia Blasco, Valencia, Spain.

[Reader Service: March 2008 #203]

Shiny happy seating
Jorge Pensi, one of Spain’s leading architects and designers, created the kdms modular sofa together with Daniel Abate for the Spanish company Kanaba. The design, which includes cushions made of high-density polyurethane foam, offers a range of seating and lounging possibilities that come together from five base pieces. Several upholstery options are available, from soft velvet to a shiny finish. Kanaba, Yecla, Spain.

[Reader Service: March 2008 #204]