The collection “Icons of Valencian Design. From 1930 to 2022” produced by the newspaper Levante-EMV in collaboration with World Design Capital Valencia 2022 and the Valencian Design Archive, Arxiu Valencià del Disseny, is now complete: From 16 April until 17 December a print was published every Friday to illustrate icons of Valencian design over almost a hundred years, with a total of 30 publications. This carefully chosen selection traces the History of Valencian Design through some of its iconic pieces and authors, which have been, and remain, references for generations of designers.
With these prints, the reader has reviewed the History of Valencian Design including graphic, industrial, packaging and fashion design, dating back from the present day to the nineteen thirties, with the first references such as Segrelles and Renau. This is a complete collection of carefully chosen images, to be kept as a personal record or framed and shown with style. A perfect occasion to remember the election of Valencia as World Design Capital in 2022. A year full of activities aimed at presenting the past, present and future of design as a tool for transformation.
As a tribute and a reminder, here is a compilation of all the prints, taking a short look at each one of the authors and companies that have participated, including Andreu Word, Gandia Blasco, LZF Lamps, Expormim, Vondom, Point and Punt. Among the authors, we can highlight names such as Paco Bascuñán, Dani Nebot, Mario Ruiz, Vicent Martínez, Pepe Gimeno, Marisa Gallén, Sandra Figuerola, Inma Bermúdez, Dídac Ballester, Ibán Ramón, Ramón Esteve, Jaime Hayon and Malota.