Tag Archives: Recycling

Drap Art ’12

8 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Quim Rifà – R1

At the moment the CCCB is hosting its 3rd Drap Art festival, dedicated to promoting art that is created with recycled bits and pieces. If you’re in Barcelona between now and the 14th of this month, I suggest you check it out, for there are some great pieces, and others which are simply fun, or cute. Here is my selection from the Drap Art ’12 expo – enjoy!

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Quim Rifà – N1

Quim Rifà (above) is the winner of the Residu’Art 2012 Emerging Artist Award, and he won this with his piece titled R1.

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Carles Piera Claramunt – L’Alquìmia de la Paraula

Carles Piera Claramunt makes interesting collages with several found objects and old paper, and Joaquim Falcò & Meritxell Tembleque (whom you, dear blog friend, might know as Quim Txell Comglass) were present with their spectacular “Partícules” which was created with melted down cava bottle bottoms, pieces of window glass, old lenses and iron.

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BCN Handmade – Marc Sparfel

19 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Marc Sparfel

As I told you yesterday, today I have a new installment in the BCN Handmade series for you, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did preparing it! Ready? Here goes, BCN Handmade – Marc Sparfel.

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BCN Handmade – Na

23 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Pretty slippers

Without further ado, I’d like to introduce to you the lovely Natsumi Sato, who recently started making Japanese woven slippers by hand from strips of recycled fabric, and who is today’s protagonist in BCN Handmade – Na. enjoy!

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BCN Handmade – [eliurpí]

28 Mar copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Elisabet Urpí Ràfols

Happy Wednesday! I am delighted to share another BCN Handmade with you today – this time, we’re going all out vintage, feminine, dainty… for I am taking you to meet the very lovely Elisabet Urpí, who makes beautiful hats, headdresses and jewellery from antique and vintage materials that she sources from antique shops, markets and shop closing sales.   Ready? Here goes: BCN Handmade – [eliurpí]

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BCN Handmade – Quim Txell Comglas

14 Mar copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Quim Falcó + Txell Tembleque

Today I have the third installment of BCN Handmade in store for you, and will be sharing images of the stunning pieces of art and recycled items that are made by Quim Txell Comglas right here, in Barcelona. Ready? Here goes!

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BCN Handmade – Amato Sole

1 Feb copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Annamaría Amato + Ramón Solé

Hi! Today we start a new month, and I am starting a new section for the blog. I hope you like it!! The section is dedicated to all things handmade that are produced in Barcelona, and meet the following criteria: well made, beautiful, stylish, different… I’m kicking off this section today with a lovely couple who recycle and restore items that have been discarded by others, and which they have either found on the street, or been given by friends. They are Amato Sole.

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