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We Love Spain …

Here at the ‘ZU we have a bit of a fascination for Spain.  We aren’t alone – the world has an ever expanding love affair with the skilled European State, and with good reason.  A land bearing some of the worlds most successful and well-known creatives in history is worthy of a humble mention here on the KE-ZU Blog.

The undeniable talent across every sector which has emerged from Spain is unstoppable and almost unfathomable.  Think perhaps the genius brushstrokes of Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso, fashion giant Balenciaga, every girls’ footwear fantasy Manolo Blahnik, the “L’enfant terrible” fashionista Paco Rabbane, marketing genius and comfort guru Camper, a huge spectrum of architectural brilliance delivered by Antoni Gaudi and Santiago Calatrava, multi-talented designer Javier Mariscal and culinary brain Ferran Adrià – what a list, and that’s just the start!

Spain has captured our hearts, and for more than just these monumental reasons – the work of the wider Spanish community in the cultural arts arena is nothing short of beautiful and while we’re on that, check out the astoundingly picturesque layout of the website Love Spain.

Love Spain is dedicated to creativity in Spanish design, architecture, art, fashion and food and the rolling image bank is a non-stop repertoire of all things creative hailing from the European land we adore.

All KE-ZU’s Spanish suppliers are featured on the site; nanimarquina in her award winning range of rugs immortalising the Spanish artist Edward Chillida (and the greater nanimarquina collection), Vondom’s progressive outdoor pieces, bd Barcelona’s Dali works and a selection of Sancal’s products!

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Big Brother Is Watching…

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It would seem Vondom and its stable of acclaimed designers can do no wrong.  Over the past twelve months their product lines have been selected for use and exhibition at almost every major sporting and media event across their native Spain, as well as many abroad.

Gran Hermano 2010 the twelfth season of Spain’s Big Brother program launched last month, in keeping with the global phenomenon’s penchant for striking furnishings, the producers turned to Vondom for contemporary pieces that could more than hold their own against the extroverted house-mates.  Karim Rashid, Stefano Giovanni and Javier Mariscal‘s collections all appear nightly on Spanish TV screens.

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This years Cannes Film Festival also boasted a healthy hub of Jut and Moma outdoor offerings in a pop-up bar on Majestic Beach reserved for media and film professionals.

The Heineken Regatta in Curaçao, (off the Venezuelan coast) made full use of Vondom’s unique catalogue, populating their waterside VIP bars with Jut, Moma, Isla, Second Light and Doux.

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Court-side at Valencia 500 Tennis Open, in the Santiago Calatrava designed Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, players sat on a custom dyed and branded sofa from A-Cero‘s Rest collection.  Behind the scenes visitors relaxed at each of the the many modular Fiesta Bars seated on either Jut, Moma, and Pillow collections with Isla and Pots all illuminating the spaces with vivid LED light.

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The World Motorcycle Grand Prix visited Spain this year also and in both public and VIP areas Vondom’s presence was more than evident from decorative lighting to seating and function service bars.

At this rate, Vondom is poised for World domination!  Australia too is fast cottoning-on to the brilliance of this outdoor manufacturer and their ability to deftly bridge the indoor/outdoor furniture gap with such wonderfully varied designs.

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