Vidrala MasterGlass Contest 2018 Conferences, prize-giving and presentation of the next edition

Description of the event

On 20 November at 15.30, Quim Larrea will be at the Ensanche Building in Bilbao to deliver his talk on “Good/Bad design” and the president of EIDE, Jon Abad will present “The Abad restructuring”.

The winning projects of the 3rd edition of the Vidrala MasterGlass Contest will be on show in Pecha Kucha format and the prizes will be awarded.

The management of Vidrala are to announce the 4th Edition of the Vidrala MasterGlass Contest.

Speaker biographies

Jon Abad

Architect and designer, president of EIDE

Jon Abad is an architect but he quickly started to work as a furniture designer alongside his father, a pioneer of Basque design. Other members of the family joined later.

It is the turn of Jon Abad and his brother, Iker, to thoroughly restructure this tradition. They will be revealing some of the results during the Bilbao Bizkaia D Week.

For some years, he has also been the president of EIDE, the Euskadi Association of Designers, which plays a key role in the creation of a Basque-designed ecosystem.

Quim Larrea

Architect, designer and journalist

He set up his professional studio in 1982. From 1982 to 1997 he worked in association with Juli Capella. Since 1997, he has been the director of QUIM LARREA & ASSOCIATES, architecture and design studio in Barcelona.

He was a member of the editorial board for the journal El Croquis and co-director for De Diseño and ARDI. He has collaborated on a number of daily publications specialising in architecture and design at both national and international level.

Thanks to his work, he has received several awards, including an Honourable mention in the National Design Awards in 2000, the Barcelona City Award and the Laus Award.