Marta is a Spanish artisan, designer and architect based in Italy. Her work is based on the application of handicrafts on textile and objects design with a contemporary approach.

Graduated from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and trained in Fashion Design in the same city, in 2013 she opened her own fashion studio specialized in tailor made garments. Two years later, she moved to Milan, where she lives other experiences as a designer and where she resume contact with ceramics. This city opens up her creative universe and motivate her to undertake this project that brings together different disciplines allowing her to do what she truly loves, to create with her hands.

She designs and manufactures her pieces in the most responsible way possible in her own studio in Asola (Mantova). The attention to detail, the history behind each of them and the way in which they are developed, are the fundamental pillars of her work.

Her pieces are the result of experimentation with the materials themselves, of the investigation of the processes and of artisanal work techniques. They are the result of the union between design and craftsmanship and highlight the beauty of handmade things and their imperfections.

EXHIBITIONS

2021 ‘Artigianato e palazzo’ exhibition. Florence (IT)
2020 Staiy Atelier Virtual Fair ‘Art and sustainability in dialoghe’. www.artsteps.com
2020 Edit Napoli 2020 Design fair. Napoli (IT)
2019 Solo exhibition: ‘From craft to contemporary design’. Asola (IT)
2014 Collective exhibition: ‘Ciutat Vella Oberta’. ANDE Comunidad Valenciana, Valencia (SP)

ACTIVITY AND COMPETITIONS

2021 Selected young artisan ‘Blogs & Crafts Europe’ at ‘Artigianato e palazzo’. Florence (IT)
2019 Special Mention Award – EUROPAN 15 Productive cities OLIVA – “Look back, move forward”
2015 Finalist in the ’Arts of Fashion Competition’, San Francisco.
2014 Award ‘Best young fashion designer of Comunidad Valenciana: most innovative collection’, ANDE Comunidad Valenciana.
2013 Catwalk in Valencia Fashion Week: zone D.
2013 Finalist ‘The Fashion Contest Award 2013’, CNA Federmoda, RMI & ACTE European Textile Collectivities Association, Riccione.
2012 ‘Joaquim Mercader-Bdn Moda Award: commercial viability category’, Badalona.

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