Cosas, or "things" in Spanish was, without a doubt, one of the best stands at this year's Feria Hábitat Valencia. Not just your standard designer retrospective, Cosas took us to the world of prototypes for work by Patricia Urquiola.
From the exterior walls of the enclosed space, where colourful plastic tags spelled out what we'd see inside, to a hanging conveyor belt in perpetual motion from which examples of Urquiola's prototypes were suspended, this presentation of work was compelling and full of warmth.
Some areas were a tastefully curated hodge-podge of furniture from a variety of European manufacturers, while others held more focus, such as the tableware under glass. But throughout the exhibit, there were light wood displays further softened by the Mangas work Urquiola has done for Gandia Blasco.
Altogether, Cosas was an engaging time capsule of textures, colours and shapes by a designer whose does not cease to catch the collective attention.
Tropicalia - detail (Moroso)
Bend (B&B Italia)
Leather Hammock (Moroso)
Maia (Kettal), Tiers (Viccarbe), Re-Trouvé (Emu)
Miniatures climbing up the wall, yet another delightful detail that made this stand so appealing.