Interior design students from the IED visit Pepe Peñalver´s store at Barcelona and meet first hand its fabrics and applications

Interior design students from the IED visit Pepe Peñalver´s store at Barcelona and meet first hand its fabrics and applications

For the second consecutive year, Pepe Peñalver has collaborated with the Institute of European Design (IED) in Barcelona offering “in situ” classes to the Interior Design students. This time we have welcome a group of 14 second-year studients who came accompanied by their Materials & Installation Technology ´s teacher, David Ortega, who said "knowing the fabric first hand is a plus for all professionals, this way they learn how to offer them to their clients."

The class focused on "Uses of fabrics in home decoration" and was Carlos Gallent, the store manager of Pepe Peñalver Barcelona, ​​who did the presentation. He based it mostly on showing real samples of all types of fabrics: linens, velvets, silks, wool, piques, cotton, chenille, etc.  He also explained the different finishes (smooth, prints, embroideries, mixtures, etc) and its various applications (draperies, bedspreads, curtains, cushions, etc..) according to each type of fabric.

Carlos Gallent also stressed the importance of fabrics and materials for the contract industry, due to the special fire-retardant properties that public facilities must have, as well as for outdoor use, with specific light resistance characteristics.

All students were very interested in being able to touch the fabrics and see the different textures in order to better understand everything that was explained. They asked various questions about the process that professionals follow in choicing fabrics for an interior design project, among others questions. The class ended with a tour of the store and the beautiful inside garden. They also received some brochures with information about Pepe Peñalver fabrics.

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Pepe Peñalver 2012 collections make the difference

Pepe Peñalver 2012 collections make the difference

Pepe Peñalver continues with its new journey as part of “Grupo Alhambra” launching beautiful new collections for 2012. They are characterized by renewed and fresh designs that highlight floral motifs, prints and jacquards in its distinctive color range and its unique rich textures.

Each and every one of the new collections represent a journey through time, from the artistic movements of the late 60's to the latest trends in fashion.

This way, the collection Mad Men represent the fashion and aesthetic ideals which prevailed in New York during the end of the 50s and pays tribute to the elegant and sophisticated television series ‘Madison Avenue Men’. Meanwhile, Belle Epoque collection, takes us on a nostalgic journey to the artistic peak in France during the last decade of the 19th century with classic, romantic and elegant fabrics with some vintage style pieces.

 

At the other end we have the Tahiti collection, based on natural fibres, bright colors and fresh ethnic touches inspired by the folklore of the archipelago, beautiful scenery and turquoise waters which bathe the French Polynesia.

 

There are also two very versatile collections great for any interior décor: Papiro, a collection of plain cottons in a wide range of colors and subtle textures; and Mistral, a fresh, natural collection of sheers with a light and pleasant feel.

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A tasty menu from Pepe Peñalver

A tasty menu from Pepe Peñalver

The presentations of the exciting new collections of Pepe Peñalver were carried on Elliot Clarke Showrooms in Sydney and Melbourne. The response from clients was quite positive and all is set for Pepe Peñalver to continue to grow in such important and competitive market. 

The Tahiti collection, with its references to the French Polynesia was an instant winner for clients. This collection is fresh and modern with an ethnic touch, and is available in a range of beautiful bright colors.

Also, Belle Epoque with its French scent brought a romantic feeling to the presentations. Jacquard velvets, floral embroideries and Toiles de Jouy with a vintage look are some of its main designs, highly suitable for both traditional and contemporary décor.

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Pepe Peñalver Barcelona celebrates its first anniversary with an exhibition of the painter Julio Arriaga

Pepe Peñalver Barcelona celebrates its first anniversary with an exhibition of the painter Julio Arriaga

Pepe Peñalver showroom in Barcelona has just completed his first year with the Alhambra Group and is celebrating its anniversary with an exhibition of the well-known painter Julio Arriaga. The exhibition opened on Thursday 19 April. Clients, professionals, journalists and friends did not want to miss the opening event and discover firsthand the great paintings, marked by a “figurative expressionism” style, of Julio Ariaga. His work was the protagonists on both floors of the Pepe Peñalver showroom. 

The event was also sponsored by major companies in the hospitality and wine industries such as El Vi a Punt, Oriol Balaguer, Blau BCN Restaurant, Gramona and Can Recasens, who contributed with their specialties to delight the palates of the attendees. In addition, the duo Blancafonk livened up the evening with contemporary jazz live music while OpenStyle TV was filming the entire event in detail.

Until May 19, Pepe Peñalver showroom in Barcelona becomes an art gallery open to the public, where you can admire a selection of painting of this artist, known as elartixta. As he says, the fabrics displayed at this showroom are closely related to the art world too.

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Fahrenheit by Pepe Peñalver is launched for the Contract sector

Fahrenheit by Pepe Peñalver is launched for the Contract sector

Pepe Peñalver’s market strategy for 2012 is to cover every possible demand from the professionals, and one of its strongest proposals for the Contract sector is called Fahrenheit by Pepe Peñalver. It includes an elegant collection of fireproof fabrics, with a natural look, double layered and available in a wide variety of colours.

Fahrenheit by Pepe Peñalver is offered in two main collections:

LONDON: Characterised by the interplay of textures and contemporary designs in jacquard which suit urban and cosmopolitan environments such as those from which it takes its name. Stripes, geometric shapes, pleated fabrics, floral prints… give life to this collection which adapts itself to any space.

GLASGOW: Simplicity is the guideline for these fabrics with a wool-like finish. Classic, masculine cuts combine Scottish checks and lines with timeless motifs. Highly elegant, these fabrics create harmonious environments where design, colour and style create an exclusive atmosphere.

Fahrenheit by Pepe Peñalver has been designed to cover every need in the commercial sector and is applicable as much to sheers as it is to black-outs, imitation leathers, covers and upholstery.

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