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Castellon, March 14,

‘Material Essence’, the collection developed by the Burgos designer, one of the most influential interior designers in Europe, is a love song for elements of the past, but brought to the current context

After more than a year of intense work, the ‘Esencia Material’ ceramic collection, designed exclusively for APE Grupo by the prestigious interior designer Erico Navazo, one of the most influential designers in Europe, has seen the light of day in a presentation held in Madrid. , Valencia and Castellon. As its name indicates, ‘Material Essence’ has to do with the authenticity of the materials and the solidity of the origins, valuing the expressiveness of the elements found in nature. In each piece of the collection, the language of clay, plaster and lime, stone, marble, concrete, terrazzo and wood can be clearly read. According to Navazo, with this collection: “I have tried to combine my childhood memories that brought me closer to design and art. It is a very personal collection but, at the same time, it transits universal codes that connect with people from all over the world.”The language of nature The truth is that the materials in his collection speak the same language: nature. All the pieces work together and in different ways. Some reflect the simple plaster through volumes and geometries, with torn material textures that generate linear and curved geometric motifs that speak for themselves. He has also designed wooden pieces that recover the Japanese technique of Yakisugi, plaster and clay, and on them he draws brushstrokes that simulate lime, red granules and charcoal, generating graphic canvases. Navazo also recovers boiseries or wood paneling in combination with cement. Both materials are mixed in a single piece with volume, achieving a resounding material effect. He also makes sinuous games and combinations of materials, this time with a dark terrazzo that rests on a ceramic piece that reproduces a native natural stone from the Burgundy region. Different positions are drawn, reproducing imperfect coatings that the passage of time embellishes. And, how can it be otherwise, Navazo rescues the ceramic language of authentic glazed ceramics full of color, light and intensity. Navazo maintains that color “is full of emotions, it moves us, even if we don’t know why. Its ability to revive memories is unique.” The decorator proposes single-colour glazed pieces from the prism of contemporary times, providing a satin effect. International Awards This is the first time that Erico Navazo has experimented with ceramics and he designs his own collection for indoor and outdoor spaces, and he does so through APE Grupo.Erico Navazo is a prestigious Spanish interior designer and designer, whose work has been recognized on numerous occasions. Recently, Interiores magazine recognized him as “National Interior Designer of the Year”. Likewise, Navazo’s work has been awarded by Architectural Digest magazine in 2019 for the best design and as the best professional. For successive years Navazo appears on the AD100 list of the 100 most influential interior designers in Europe.

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