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Painter, sculptor and designer, he is an international benchmark of Spanish graphic design and has published half a dozen essays on different aspects of artistic creation. National Design Award in 1989 he is also a member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando since 2006. President and founder of the Spanish Association of Designers, of the Art and Law Foundation and of the Visual Management Entity of Plastic Artists (VEGAP), since 1970 he exhibits regularly in the galleries Il Naviglio (Milan), Steiner (Turin) and, from 2001 at the Marlborough Gallery in Madrid. His work has also been seen in the Venice and Paris Biennales, as well as in New York, London, the German Würth Museum, Damascus (Syria), Jordan, Iran, Shanghai and Vietnam. In Spain, his works are part of the permanent collection of the Centro Reina Sofía National Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid, IVAM or the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.
In 1983 he began his professional career in the fashion world working with Juan Rufete. A year later he created his first men’s collection, and a brief collection for women in 1986. His first appearance at the Cibeles Fasion Week took place in 1990 and continued during subsequent years, having won several times the Cibeles Fasion Week Award for Creativity. In 1996 he opens his first store in Madrid (nowadays he has stores in other dozen Spanish cities). In 1999 he launches his first female fragrance and swimwear line, and two years later, his male version. In 2000 and 2001 he launches the accessories line and bridal collection, respectively, followed by jewelry, home textiles, carpets, design labels for wine and its participation in the “Alamoda” project designing the package and label of the organic EVOO of the company Alcubilla 2000. In 2002 his parfume Angel Schlesser Homme obtains the FIFI (Fragrance Foundation) Award for Best Packaging, one among the litany of awards he has received in his 30 year career.
National Gastronomy Prize in 1982, he studied economics and industrial engineering before becoming interested in the world of restoration. In London he learns the cooking trade and when he returns to Madrid he participates in the foundation of the restaurant Bogui, where he runs his kitchen until December 1978. In February 1979, as a result of its partnership with Ramón Roteta, El Amparo is born, which soon becomes one of the most emblematic restaurants in the Spanish restoration scene. Ramírez begins performing the functions of maître taking charge of the kitchen in 1981, reaching his peak of splendour, recognized with a Michelin star in 1982 and a second in 1987, along with a rating of 19/20 in the Gault Millau. In 1991, after a change of ownership in the company, he leaves El Amparo to create Partyservicios, specializing in catering services, which in the next three years works for companies of recognized national and international prestige. In 1995 he becomes the owner and restaurant culinary manager of Guisando, one of the trendiest restaurants in Madrid, until 2005. Regular contributor to specialized magazines, his recipes are included in works like The Best Chefs in Europe, The Art of Good Eating and Master Cooking, and in December 2004 he published The Potages of my Aunts, which includes about one hundred Spanish popular stews recipes.
Ana López de Letona
After starting as an assistant stylist in Nueva Estilo magazine, she holds the position of director of styling in the French magazine Art & Décoration (1990-1992), El Mueble (1992-1993) and Mi Casa (1993-1996), also collaborating with numerous publications and decorating firms. In 1996 she becomes the director of image and communication of the textile firm Pepe Peñalver and between 2000 and 2007, she works in the decoration, PR and communication studio OTOSTD, being also a founding member along with Juan Manuel Fernández Mora. Her next project is as a partner in Creative Emergency Agency (2006-2009), a new concept of different services developed by a group of freelance and multidisciplinary professionals. Finally, between 2009 and 2015 she is responsible for communication and fundraising at Emalaikat Foundation of Cooperation for Development.
Director of the Loewe Foundation (Spanish luxury clothing and accessories brand founded in 1846) since November 2012, Sheila represents the fifth generation of the Loewe family. Founded in 1988 by Enrique Loewe Lynch, the Foundation continues to promote creativity, educational programs and safeguarding of heritage in the areas of poetry, dance, design and crafts, photography and architecture. In 2002 the Foundation received the Gold Medal of Merit in Fine Arts, the highest honor granted by the Government of Spain.
Since its incorporation in 1999, Sheila has spent her entire career at Vitra, a Swiss multinational manufacturer of design furniture. She has a degree in Law from the Universidad San Pablo CEU in Madrid, a Masters in German Law (LLM) from the University of Heidelberg in Germany and another in Marketing Management from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.
Teresa de la Cierva
Degree in Media Studies by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Teresa began in the field of promotion and organization of events, and for two years she interviewed people from the world of business, theater, literature and social life for the Spanish weekly La Revista, directed by Jaime Peñafiel. No less than 27 years have passed since she entered the newsroom of the Spanish newspaper ABC and since then she is editor of beauty, health and lifestyle in the newspaper and supplements (El Semanal, ABC Salud, ABC de familia, ABC Viajar…). She also has a beauty blog, La Polvera, since January 2010, and a separate section every Thursday in the radio program Es la mañana of Federico Jiménez Losantos in esRadio. Although writing about “diet and cellulite”, she admits that her real passion is gastronomy; not in vain is member of the Royal Academy of Gastronomy and the Academy of Gastronomy of Madrid, which she founded and presided nearly ten years ago.
Marta Rodríguez y Ariño
Architect by the ETSAM, currently is a partner-director of the design firm, production and sales of furniture Ma®Te 360º design, S.L. and of the ArQTS, SLP society as well as associated architect of the company TS Architecture Studio. Expert in new plant and rehabilitation, interior design, ephemeral architecture and cultural management, her academic and teaching (she teaches continuously since 1994 in various institutions) is equally remarkable: she teaches Trends in Architecture and Relations between the Architect and the Specialized Press in the PFC of the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (UPM); being also professor of New Materials, Products and Technologies in the MDAi Master of the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (UPM); and also professor of Architectural and Design Trends in the Interior Master of the College of Technical Architects (COAATM) of Madrid; besides carrying out various research projects and providing numerous courses, workshops and conferences. Regular contributor to specialized media and prolific writer, she is also a correspondent in the US Interior Design magazine.