Marisa Gallén and Point, National Design Awards 2019

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Marisa Gallén

Marisa Gallén, (Valencia, 1958) is a pioneer and a reference in Spanish graphic design, since its inception in the La Nave collective in the 1980s. Since then, her works are essential to understand the evolution of graphic communication in the Valencian cultural industry.

The Dansa València festival, the Teatre Micalet, the Ensems music festival of the Institut Valencià de Cultura, the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM), the Museu Valencià de la Il.lustració i la Modernitat, Grup Instrumental de València and the institutional campaigns of the Generalitat Valenciana, among many other examples, have been nurtured by the design of Marisa Gallén.

Her professional activity has been diverse and multiple, with works focused on corporate image, editorial design, packaging, art direction and web design, with additional forays into industrial and textile design.

In addition to the 2019 National Design Award, her career has been awarded with the San Carlos de València Medal of Fine Arts, the Mestres recognition, the FAD chain and the Special Jury Prize of the magazine Economy 3 for the XXV Anniversary from the La Nave collective.

Hermanos Pons. Point

Point is an international reference in design furniture for outdoor spaces. A company whose origins date back to 1920 and is present in 70 countries, with more than 40 collections and 300 products, which dress a thousand interior design projects worldwide.

Point, which next year celebrates its centenary and is based in Xaló (Alicante), is a brand that grows and advances every year stimulated by its alliances with prestigious national and international designers who, together with their master craftsmen, create products that combine beauty, elegance and innovation.

Designers such as Vicent Martínez, Mario Ruiz, Christophe Pillet, Esther Campos, Francesc Rifé, Nika Zupanc, Gabriel Teixidó, Joaquín Homs, among others, are part of the POINT family, which is part of the World Design Organization (WDO).

In 2018, Point already received the IIDA Hospitality Design award for the category ‘Seating: Individual Outdoor Seating’ and the ‘Ibero-American CIDI recognition for the business and industrial trajectory of excellence’.



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