LABoral holds a new edition of its design market this weekend and launches a design seal

Admission to the Centro de Arte will be free on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14

Published: Apr 10, 2013
LABoral holds a new edition of its design market this weekend and launches a design seal

The image of the Market includes the quality seal “Hand Made with Love”.

LABoral will take the opportunity of the coming edition of its Design Market, taking place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April, to launch a quality seal. Coined with the name “Hand Made with Love”, all of the objects presented by some 50 designers taking part will be printed with this hallmark which guarantees that the objects on offer meet minimum quality standards. The seal certifies that they that they are self-produced, designed by the attendants of this now classic event at the Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijón, and that they offer something different. All of this comes under the premises of sustainable design, limited edition, quality and local manufacturing. Also, when designers who make use of this “quality mark” attend similar events in other places in Asturias or Spain, they will bear the distinctive seal of the LABoral Design Market.

Started in December 2008 as a new space open to creativity, the market is intended for showcasing the work carried out by designers who live and work in Asturias.  In each edition of the Design Market, coordinated by Marco Recuero, visitors have the opportunity to see and purchase graphic works, t-shirts, clothing items, badges, photographs, postcards, bags, belts, home decor items, jewellery and shoes, among other things. All of the products are original and unique creations, artisanally produced by young designers working in the Principality of Asturias.

Also at this market LABoral will offer for sale a line of products designed and made in fabLAB Asturias, the art centre’s digital fabrication laboratory which operates as a space for production, research and development. The public will be able to buy puzzles, bracelets and other decorative objects. Publications and objects usually sold at the art centre’s shop will also be available. Along with merchandising items, design objects made exclusively for LABoral, as well as catalogues on the exhibitions produced at the centre will all be on offer.

Visitors may become a “LABoral Friend” or give the card as a gift in the three available categories (the Friend Card with an annual fee of €10; Corporate Friend with a €100 yearly fee; and Family Friend with a yearly fee of €35) and receive a surprise present produced by fabLAB. On both Saturday and Sunday, everyone visiting the Centro de Arte will have free admission to the exhibitions on show at LABoral.

KNITTING WORKSHOP
Coinciding with the design market, the Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijón will hold a sewing workshop for beginners given by Alicia Carballo. Starting from scratch with no prior knowledge or need to have previous experience with knitting needles, participants will learn how to start a knitwork–put the stitches on the needles- the two basic stitches- the knit stitch and the purl stitch- changing the knitting–widening and narrowing- and binding off. The aim is to become familiar with the technique and experiment with basic projects (scarves, blankets, hats…)

Dates and Times:
1º workshop: Saturday 13, 4 pm - 6.30 pm
2º workshop: Sunday 14, 12 noon - 2.30 pm
3º workshop: Sunday 14, 4 pm - 6.30 pm
Registration fee: €30. The fee includes the material for the student to take home with them, general learning factsheets and 2 project sheets to complete at home.
Participants:  maximum of 5 participants per workshop
Registration: write to talleres@laboralcentrodearte.org or call 985 185 577

Further information on the Design Market:
http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org/es/actividades/mercadillo-abril/view

Participating Designers:
Adicta a los complementos
Akemarropa
Annpersand
Arrumacarte
Bebeteca
Begmont
Bellamoza
Breaksistema
Carla con C
Cubed (con la Escuela de Arte de Oviedo)
Cuby Complements
Cueros Osea
Delaflower
Dequitaypon
D'etiketa Complementos
FallinStyle
Hoerton
Ilkadora
Jdön
Joëlle Joyas
Jumaria
Kosicas de lana
La Bigotera
La Mora del Valle
Luka Thepau
Maldita mosquita
Malosa Lula
Miss Entretelas
Mundo Hebi
NGBags
Noeastur
Noelia Francisco
Nuria Ordiales
Omotesando bags
Oruga
Paula Muñiz
Pensamientos dulces
Pixelizate
Porque sueño…
Quash clothes
Rakotrako
Sassythings
Studio Duermevela
Tadesky
Tejas Cajas y Tinajas
Te lo juro x mi bolso
Vintage mi alma
Zincwhite

Latest News
LABoral launches a quality seal for its Design Market LABoral launches a quality seal for its Design Market

The next edition of this traditional event takes place on 13 and 14 April with free admission to ...

LABoral’s Design Market celebrates a new edition next weekend LABoral’s Design Market celebrates a new edition next weekend

The Art Center will host workshops for children on art and design and Sombras en alta fidelidad, a ...

December’s Design Market at LABoral will hold sessions of screenings with live music  December’s Design Market at LABoral will hold sessions of screenings with live music

Around fifty designers will offer their creations to the public on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 ...

 

 

  • Information

  • Los Prados, 121
  • 33203 Gijón (Asturias)
  • Spain
  • Phone: +34 985 185 577
  • Contact
Personal tools
Log in