“We found premises, an industrial building of more than 400 m2, that among other things gave the group its name and, by the end of summer 1984, we were already there. The idea was to dissolve the former groups and work individually with the aim of creating flexible working teams, able to adapt to the complexity and theme of each project. We then gave ourselves a legal personality that was new at the time, a ‘community of assets’, and we found a secretary, Luz Martí, who would provide some order to the chaos of invoices, receipts, suppliers, customers… And who had to be capable of doing so, moreover, for 11 different bosses without losing her way, which she was,” explained Lavernia.
Prior to the formation of La Nave, the nineteen-seventies were a creative rehearsal for what was to come, with the arrival of a new generation whose members, including some of those who would later form La Nave, behaved like true professional designers. In 1972 Caps i Mans was founded, with Eduardo Albors, José Juan Belda, Carlos Albert and Jorge Luna; in ’74, Nuc, with Lola Castelló, Vicent Martínez, Daniel Nebot and Luis Adelantado. Xavier Bordils was also a key player during this second half of the seventies, collaborating very actively with the recently created Industrial Design Department of the IPI, Industrial Promotion Institute of the Chamber of Commerce of Valencia, which organized the “Industrial Design Conferences”, arranged courses and workshops and created the publication “Diseño Comunicación”, from 1977 to 1983, which spoke, at last, about design.