The designs of Marisa Gallén continue to transmit the same freshness and candour as when, in 1984, she founded the legendary design studio La Nave, together with another ten partners. La Nave became a symbol of modernity and the seed of the maturity now shown by the Valencian design sector. Gallén and Sandra Figuerola were the only two women in this group.
The jury recognised “her extensive, global and innovative track record”. Furthermore, they highlighted “the coherence of her professional career, from the founding of La Nave, which represented a revolution in the world of design, to her current work, highly influential in company strategy, showing a great capacity for projects. Highly committed to sustainability from the outset, her ability to interweave design and art in her projects is exceptional. Her associational activity and cultural involvement, transmitting the values of design to society, are an example of commitment,” they conclude.