Otocycles, electric bikes retro style.

Otocycles. [BCN]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Design, Recommendations
Otocycles, Barcelona craftsman electric bike comes in the market with two models inspired by the bikes of the fifties. Classic Design, Otor and Otok opt for sustanaible movility with bold retro style and a sporty. Ideal for getting around town, Otocycles weigh about 23 kilos and have a very quite engine with autonomy of 40 to 65 kilometers.

The brand electric bikes are known for their craftsmanship, wich allows custormer to customize your model by choosing from a wide range of colors and components Otocycles no two alike. The firm also has models in stock for those who can not wait to move with style and respect for the invironment.

A family hobby turned into ebike. ...


Ilustrísima 2013. Drawing and Illustration Fair.

Exhibition. ABC Museum. [MAD] Spain. 12-15/12/2013.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
For the second year running, Ilustrísima Drawing and Illustration Fair will take place at ABC Museum. Ilustrísima is a platform where renowned artists who work in these two disciplines can exhibit and sell their work and meet collectors and the general public. ¡Don't miss this chance to meet the artists!

The rooms of ABC Museum will become a modern market where one can buy original artwork to enlarge a collection or as a gift. During four days the centre will be transformed into a space for interaction between artists and visitors. You can see, touch and buy at affordable prices.

With more than twenty stands, there will be well-known illustrators such as...


Espacio Gourmet by Studio Banana.

[VIDEO] from STUDIO LIN DAVIS. Plz. Castilla [MAD]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Architecture, Design, VIDEO
After years living and working in our office, the co-working space STUDIOBANANA, in the neighbourhood of Tetuán, Madrid, we had the opportunity to work on a project in the area through a private client.

The project is a kiosk, but also a meeting place, a warmer urban place, trying to recover some of the dynamics of neighborhood, typical of Tetuán. Below the video and the project description.

Memory of project.

 We knew the...


The Color of Optimism, Spanish Illustrators.

Exhibition. Spanish Embassy. [BERLIN] Germany. 05/12/2013-07/02/2014.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
The works of 28 Spanish illustrators tour the world in an exhibition promoted by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and curated by Mario Suárez. A great chance to see the work of the best Spanish illustrators together in one show. While we wait for the exhibition to reach Spain, we offer you a preview of 16 works.

The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) will show the work of some of the most important Spanish contemporary illustrators. The first stop will be at the exhibition hall of the Spanish Embassy in Berlin.

The exhibition #the_color_of_optimism features 67 works by artists Ricardo Cavolo, Littleisdrawing, Aitor...


Richard Hutten in the Sonneveld House.

The Sonneveld House [Rotterdam] The Netherlands. 17/11/2013 – 11/05/2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Architecture, Art, Design
The Sonneveld House, built in 1933 in Rotterdam, is one of the best-preserved houses of the Nieuwe Bouwen style. The renowned Rotterdam designer Richard Hutten was invited by Het Nieuwe Instituut to respond to the design of this house museum. This confrontation with current design practice positions Sonneveld House within the contemporary design scene. Hutten’s interventions form part of the revitalisation of the Sonneveld House, in which personal objects and design from the 1930s added to the house lend it more atmosphere and character.

Guest curator.

As guest curator, Richard Hutten respects the original interior while at the same time inserting examples of his own work or making almost invisible alterations to the interior. Hutten: “For me the Sonneveld House is an icon, a highlight of modernism and relevant to this day. My idea is to introduce some...



By Tokujin Yoshioka. [Tokyo] Japan.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
Tokujin Yoshioka has designed Reality Lab, a experimental shop for Issey Miyake's creations. With the space materiality, a special designed furniture, lighting and using the colors green and blue, each Miyake's cration is made more powerful.

Synopsis of project.

Incorporating the trace of time cultivated in the space, the contrast between the texture of peeled wall and the futuristic colored aluminum expresses contrast between history and future.

This colorful space is created as experimental shop where REALITY LAB. ISSEY MIYAKE...


Textures for The World of Gio Ponti, Father of Modern Italian Design, by TORAFU.

Exhibition. [Tokoname, Aichi prefecture] Japan. 02/11/2013-18/03/2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Architecture, Design
TORAFU ARCHITECTS designed a exhibition “Giving Warmth to the Building Skin-The World of Gio Ponti, Father of Modern Italian Design” at INAX MUSEUMS in the city of pottery, Tokoname, Aichi prefecture. The exhibition has already started and it will be held until 18th March 2014.

We designed the space for an exhibition “Giving Warmth to the Building Skin-The World of Gio Ponti, Father of Modern Italian Design” at INAX MUSEUMS in the city of pottery, Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, Even though Ponti is a modernist, he explores architectural surfaces, integrating hand craft work into machine production in order to communicate “feeling of skin,” such as its texture and warmth. Four themes: “...


Amazon could deliver books in 30 minutes.

[VIDEO] from Amazon.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Design, VIDEO
Online retail giant Amazon has presented a prototype for a service that uses flying robots to deliver packages to customers within half an hour of ordering.

The service called Amazon Prime Air and would be available to customers living within a ten mile radius of one of Amazon's distribution centres.

The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles.

Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as...


Winners. The Great Indoors Award 2013: The Nature of Things.

metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
The Great Indoors 2013 recently announced the winners for this year's competition. The 2013 theme focused on The Nature of Things — in regards to the increasing global trend of incorporating repurpose, sustainability, and reconnecting with natural elements in interior design. Congratulations!!

The Great Indoors is an international, biennial, interior design award. The Great Indoors Award will honour interior design projects in the following four categories. The winner of each category will receive a monetary prize of EUR 5,000.

Show & Sell. Relojeria Alemana Boutique by OHLab (ES)
Retail: shops, showrooms, trade-fair stands, exhibitions


Photography © i29.


By x-studio::Iván Juárez. [Tropic of Cancer] Mexico.
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS.
X-studio realizes Cactaceae, a space inspired by the geometry and flowering of the cact –endemic, an interior space for personal reflection and inspiration.

Memory of project.

The flora of Mexico is considered one of the world’s richest and most varied. Its great mountain ranges and geographical position between the north and south of the American Continent, causes a high rate of native...



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