And also great creators such as the urban artist ESCIF, the visual artist Felipe Pantone, the illustrator África Pitarch, Rocío Gallardo and Jorge Ros (who are responsible for the jewellery firm Simuero), the illustrator Diego Mir, the artist Ovidi Benet, the ceramist Ana Illueca, as well as the glass blowing firm Sorribes.
In addition, the exhibition will enable the public to discover projects of a more experimental nature, such as ADBioplastics (dedicated to the creation of biodegradable packaging); Decafé, Xufa Proceso and Naifactory (all focused on the reuse of organic materials such as coffee, the chufa nuts from horchata and olive pits, respectively, for the generation of new products).
The projects focused on promoting awareness in society include companies of global reach, such as Closca, the firm Jeanología (responsible for the manufacture of jeans ensuring zero residues and emissions) and the social design initiative Free Design Bank (which sets out to boost the economy of developing communities thanks to the design of local products); Néctar Estudio and its app conceived to combat bullying in schools, the textile firm Equipo DRT (present in the show with a collection of upcycled fabrics), the Azalea project of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (focused on formulating the shapes of a totally sustainable and contemporary Valencian barraca, a type of traditional house), and Casas InHAUS (the company dedicated to manufacturing residential properties with optimised construction and design).
For its part, the technological vanguard will be present thanks to the work of Jorge Herrera Studio for Flos, the construction of self-ventilated façades using graphene (by the brand Graphenglass), the studio Alegre Design with Eyesynth glasses for blind people (which convert space into vibrations with which to identify depth and locate nearby objects); the ceramics brand Museum Surfaces, and the fashion firm Sepiia (with sustainable garments that do not stain, crease or smell).
In short, a compilation of the success stories that are beginning to write the near future of design and creativity. As curator, Estudio Savage will incorporate new projects as the schedule progresses, with the aim of enhancing the connection with the present status of Mediterranean design and rewarding research and avant-garde trends in this field.