CULTURE

Spanish design at Megaron

In the last two decades, Spanish design has emerged as a major international player, touching upon all facets of culture, ranging from film to architecture and from fashion to soccer. The increasing influence of Spain will be reflected in a most lively way on the Athenian stop of a traveling exhibition titled «300% Spanish Design.» Organized by the Sociedad Estatal para Exposiciones Internationales (SEEI), the exciting show will take place at the Athens Concert Hall as part of the Megaron Plus series. (The exhibition was unveiled for the first time at the Spanish pavilion during EXPO 2005 in Japan.) Spanish design talent is currently competing against established players such as Scandinavia, Britain and Italy in the fields of industrial design, furniture design and graphics, frequently finding itself on the cutting edge of contemporary European style. Curated by Juli Capella, «300% Spanish Design» focuses on three objects linked to daily life: chairs, lamps and posters. According to Capella, all the items going on display were selected according to their provenance, authenticity, utility and modernity. At the Athens Concert Hall, the 300 objects will be showcased in the ground-floor foyer from December 1 to December 30. Athens Concert Hall, 1 Kokkali & Vas. Sofias, tel 210.728.2333.