Workshop of Dreams
The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the Hay Festival and IE School of Architecture & Design are to display the results of The Workshop of Dreams, an initiative bringing together for of Spain’s most brilliant architects with talents from different cultural fields in a celebration of Spanish creativity and the artisan techniques of working with wood.
RCR Arquitectes has designed a personalized space for writer Javier Cercas within which to carry out the activities that take up most of his time: reading and writing.
Carme Pigem (RCR Arquitectes) and Javier Cercas
“Limiting factor” is a half-way house between an igloo and an armadillo shell, and is how Jacob Benbunan (Saffron) has interpreted the dream of paleontologist Juan Luis Arsuaga.
Juan Luis Arsuaga and Jacob Benbunan (Saffron)
Chefs Juan Mari and Elena Arzak wanted to have all their kitchen utensils to hand, and Izaskun Chinchilla has designed an object to make that dream come true.
Izaskun Chinchilla and Elena Arzak
Martha Thorne places tremendous importance on the times she spends with her friends, which is why Benedetta Tagliabue has designed some small tables she can share with them, whether a coffee, a book or a meal.
Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT) and Martha Thorne
The American hardwoods used to make the four objects have been donated by Boss Lumber, Gabarró Hermanos, Maderas del Noroeste, Maderas Medina, Maderas y Chapas Blanquer and Tamalsa Europa.
On Friday, September 23 at 19.00 there will be an event dedicated to The Workshop of Dreams in which architects Benedetta Tagliabue, Carme Pigem, and Izaskun Chinchilla will talk to Martha Thorne about this project and other aspects of the world of architecture and industrial design.
Venue and date: Chapel of the Museo Esteban Vicente, from September 23 to October 16
Opening: September 23, between 12.00 and 12.30
Opening hours: Guided tour between 12.00 to 12.30 Friday September 23; 12.00 to 12.30, Saturday September 24; 11.20 to 12.00, Sunday 25 September. Open between 12.00 to 19.00, September 25.