In September, Valencia will host a new edition of the Feria Habitat! Within this special design event, there will be a stunning expo called Salón Nude 2018!
A jury of professionals has selected eleven designers and design consultancies from across Spain, plus nine design schools and colleges, to take part in Spain’s top creative hothouse centered on interiors. This is shaping to become the main creative hothouse and showcase staged in Spain. Between them they will be presenting more than a hundred projects and creative ideas in an integrated event, within the all-encompassing Feria Hábitat Valencia exhibition, that takes place for the sixteenth time this coming 18th-21th September.
The common thread linking the exhibits will be the new functionalities and new materials for furnishings and equipment for interiors designed to provide solutions for everyday living. The show never fails to surprise and is a launchpad for the designers of the future. A number of designers who are now well-established, such as Héctor Serrano, Isaac Piñeiro and Clara del Portillo launched their careers at this platform at Feria Valencia.
The participants at this year’s Salón nude were selected by a distinguished jury that included the Dean of the College of Interior Designers of the Comunitat Valenciana, Pepe Cosín, Stone Designs’ designer Eva Prego, Pilar Tendero, representative for Spain of renowned Italian review Domus and Actiu CMO Jesús Moreno. Ana Segovia and María Fontes also sat on the jury representing Feria Valencia in their capacities as art director for Feria Hábitat Valencia and Salón nude manager.
A total of eleven students, designers and design consultancies were selected, with the young talent set to be on show this year coming from the Comunitat Valenciana, Catalunya, La Rioja, Madrid, Galicia, Euskadi and México. They have been named as: Aggaro, Alberto Vera, Estudio Dalangi, Eugenia Boscá, Jaume Molina, Konkrit Blu Arquitectura, May Arratia Estudio, Octavio Asensio, Tabuhome and Versus Ecodesign Estudio. Mexican design student Germán Muñoz Carvajal will also be showing his work.
The 2018 Salón nude will again be featuring a significant number of universities and schools of design, with these institutions increasingly choosing nude and Feria Hábitat Valencia as an outstanding platform for them to showcase the areas they specialize in, the research they undertake and the innovation they produce in their respective fields.
The educational bodies taking part this year include: ‘Barreira Arte y Diseño (Valencia)’, ‘Escuela de Arte y Superior de Cerámica de Manises’, ‘Valencia, Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Valencia’, ‘Escuela de Diseño de Anahuac’, Mexico, ‘Tecnun – Universidad de Navarra’, ‘Universidad Cardenal Herrera – CEU San Pablo Valencia’, ‘Universitat Jaume I Castellón’, ‘Universidad Politécnica de Valencia – ETSID’ and the ‘Universidad Politécnica de Valencia Campus de Alcoi’.
It is worth remembering that the Salón nude is not just a sales platform and product showcase. It also includes a substantial programme of lectures, workshops and talks centered on design and the new, cutting edge trends. These all come under the so-called ‘Ágora nude’, which sets the creative tone of Feria Hábitat Valencia and is currently fine-tuning its programme.