Fernando Abellanas Designed a Small Studio Hidden Under a Bridge in the City of Valencia, Spain
By Magaly • Oct 4, 2017 • Selected Work
The next time I travel to Valencia, I promise to keep my eyes wide open and try to find this small but very special place. Valencia, a beautiful city in Spain, is full of small corners with history and charm: hidden or in plain sight, large or small, known or unknown. They are often special for those who look at them through their personal experience.
The Spanish designer Fernando Abellanas is one of those people who is enthusiastic to leave his print in hidden places of the city, building cozy spaces that he shares only with those who have the luck to come across them, all under an admirable artistic philosophy that invites the reflection on the ephemeral, the alternative and the idyllic.
Just under a bridge, one of the many that exist in the city of Valencia, under a busy road and constant traffic, Abellanas decided to move small pieces of his home and build a personal space, secret, and at the same time public, where he could express his particular conception of freedom and the use of urban spaces.
With this artistic intervention, Abellanas seeks to create a cozy and homely place in a public place that despite being ephemeral raises the possibility of reusing the unoccupied spaces of Valencia.
According to his own words “The concept of the cabin has always been very important to me. But not a cabin in an idyllic forest, but a place in which to be able to take refuge from the surroundings”.
The exact location of the space is a secret.
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