• About the designers and project partners

About the designers and project partners


Inma Bermúdez/Moritz Krefter (Studio Inma Bermúdez)

Designer Inma Bermúdez founded her studio in 2007. In 2009 the German architect Moritz Krefter, joined the studio. Their commitment to sustainability and the environment leads her more and more towards projects with a strong respect for the processes and materials, as well as the use of the products themselves. Their projects, of essential aesthetics and refined geometries, exude the kindness of what we find everyday in combination with their solid functional vision of design.

They have received many national and international awards and mentions. And Inma has recently been awarded with the National Design Award 2022, being the third woman and the youngest to receive this award.




Jorge Penadés

Jorge Penadés was born in 1985 in Málaga, Spain. He hails from a family of cabinet makers and studied Interior Design in Barcelona before graduating with a MA in Product Design from IED Madrid. He established his own practice in the Spanish capital after his graduation in 2015. He works for clients such as Camper, Berluti, BD Barcelona or Adidas and develops different limited edition pieces for The Future Perfect in New York or Marta in Los Angeles. Past awards include the AD Nuevo Talento Campari in 2017, the ICON Volkswagen Design Award in 2018 and the Frame Award on the category of Single-brand Store of the Year in2021. His work is part of the permanent collection at the Vitra Design Museum.




Álvaro Catalán de Ocón

After completing his Business Management studies in Madrid he graduates with honours from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London in 2004. In 2007 and 2010 he exhibits in the Salone Satellite di Milano and is winner of the Design Report Award of this last edition. Since then, he shows every year his new projects at Spazio Rossana Orlandi Milano. During 2011 he conceives and develops the PET Lamp Project, which has been a growing success since its presentation in 2013. This has enabled him to create later on ACdO S.L. the self-production design edition brand of his studio. Currently he combines his work as consultant to different companies with the self-production of some of his designs from his studio in Madrid.




American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC)

For more than three decades, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has been the global face of the U.S. timber industry, championing the performance, sustainability and aesthetic potential of American hardwoods worldwide. As the leading international hardwood trade association for North America, AHEC operates a non-profit programme representing thousands of businesses engaged in the production and export of timber – ranging from small family-run sawmills to major flooring manufacturers. Established to unite this wide-ranging spectrum of companies with a single global voice, AHEC has successfully built an internationally recognised brand, marketing more than 20 commercially available hardwood species and increasing demand around the world.




Madrid Design Festival

Madrid Design Festival is an international festival that aims to turn Madrid into the capital of design and place it in a privileged position in the international context. The annual event is held during the month of February and covers all design disciplines, from architecture to graphic design, from communication to interior design, hybridising all of them in a contemporary and innovative format.





Matadero Madrid – Centre for Contemporary Creation is run by Madrid City Council’s Department of Culture and Sport. Created in 2006, Matadero is located in the city’s former slaughterhouse and cattle market, a complex that is of great historical and architectural value, has tremendous character and is a focal point for Madrid’s citizens.

Matadero Madrid's activity is organised through the Coordination Office (Transversal Programmes), Intermediae (a space for research into and production of situated artistic practices); the Centre for Artistic Residencies and Medialab in Matadero. Through two public centres with independent artistic management: Cineteca Madrid and Naves del Español in Matadero, and through a series of private partners whose initiatives contribute to a broad, diverse and multidisciplinary global programme: Central de Diseño (a platform to promote design run by the Fundación Diseño de Madrid-DIMAD), Extensión AVAM (run by Artistas Visuales Asociados de Madrid), Casa del Lector (an international centre for research, development and innovation in reading, run by the Germán Sánchez-Ruipérez Foundation) and Madrid Artes Digitales, Center of Inmersive Experiences.

Each and every one of these spaces make up a programme that is being built organically. Because it is precisely this multiple specificity of Matadero that in itself generates a more propitious field for the collective exchange of new ideas.





Managing lumber around the world since 1903.

With special thanks to Tamalsa for the donation of the wood used in the project of the designers Inma Bermúdez and Moritz Krefter.