We really enjoy working with very different kind of projects, materials and scales. This is something that happens in the studio all the time. A normal situation would be that we are designing a collection of jewellery, a chocolate, a piece of furniture, a wallpaper pattern, an exhibition for a museum, or a temporary light installation for the street at the same time.
Depending on the project the approach of designing might be slightly different. We are convinced that an object that is highly functional can also be highly aesthetic.
When we work we use the idea of play. Playing helps us move things forward and challenge some preconceived ideas.
We believe play is continuously running through the things we create. We enjoy “playing” with concepts, typologies, materials, texture and colours.
Ana Mir and Emili Padrós are MA ID Master of Arts in Industrial Design, trained at the Central Saint Martins School of Arts and Design in London 1992-1994. In 1996 Ana and Emili founded Emiliana Design Studio, based in Barcelona (Spain), and combines product design, furniture, lighting, design spaces and exhibitions.
Emiliana participated at MoMA, Museum of Modern Art in New York exhibition “Safe: Design Takes on Risk” (2005) and “Design and the Elastic Mind” (2008) curated by Paola Antonelli.
Several of their designs are submitted to the permanent collection of Indianapolis Museum of Art, Fons Nationale d ́Art Contemporain of France and Museu d’Arts Decoratives of Barcelona. In 2016 they have been awarded with a RedDot design award with their Naoshima stool for Spanish brand Vergés design.