9.30 - 14.30

Paul Rand: “Design is the method of combining form and content. Design, like art, has multiple definitions: there is no single definition. Design can be art. The design can be aesthetic. The design is so simple that, for that reason, it is so complicated”.

The event takes place within the 1st edition of the Marbella Design fair (April 5-9, 2018) and will be held on Friday, April 6 from 9.30 to 14.30 in the auditorium of the Palace of Fairs, Congresses and Exhibitions of Marbella.
(Attendance is by invitation only.)

Frank Stephenson Designer Mini-Mc Laren (London)

Frank Stephenson graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he remained from 1982 to 1986. He then moved to Cologne (Germany), to work for Ford Europe shaping the Ford Escort Cosworth biplane spoiler. Later he joined the BMW. Its president at the time, Bernd Pischetsrieder, commissioned the design of the BMW X5 and the new MINI (BMW). In July 2002 he went to the Fiat group, as head of design for Ferrari and Maserati, drawing and retouching cars such as the Maserati MC12, Maserati Quattroporte, Ferrari F430, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. Considered one of the best car designers in the world. Stephenson is the creator of iconic models such as the BMW X5, the new Mini, the Fiat 500 and revolutionary vehicles like the McLaren P1. Currently he has created his own brand of innovative designs for a wide range of products and is a design consultant for many companies.

Anatxu Zabalbeascoa Moderator and presenter (@anatxuz)

Journalist and historian specialized in architecture. She works as a critic for the newspaper El País. She is the author of The Houses of the Century (Gustavo Gili, 1999), Lives built (GG, 1998), Minimalisms (GG, 2000), Everything about the house (GG, 2010), or The New Spanish Architecture (Rizzoli, New York, 1993). He has curated exhibitions such as Máscara y Espejo (MACBA, 1996), Minimalismos (MNCARS, 2001) or Bilbao Project
(Azkuna Zentroa, 2012). Among others, he has been a jury member of the Spanish Architecture Biennial, of the Gold Medal of Architecture, of prizes such as the National Design, the National Photography, the National of Catalonia, the FAD, the Ciutat de Barcelona or those of Architecture and Urbanism granted by the Madrid City Council.

Deyan Sudjic Architect (Great Britain)

The director of the London Design Museum is one of the most astute analysts of the changes that transform the world. He was an architecture critic for the British newspaper The Observer, director of Domus magazine and curator of the Venice Architecture Biennial in 2002. Author of essays such as The Architecture of Power or the biography of Norman Foster, he has just published a dictionary of modernity , B from Bauhaus (Turner).
He was Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture of the University of Kingston, visiting professor at the Royal College of Art and co-chair of the advisory board of Urban Age.
In 1983 he co-founded, together with Peter Murray and Simon Esterson, the monthly architecture magazine Blueprint.

Teresa Sapey Architect - designer (Turin - Madrid)

Teresa Sapey is an architect licenced by the University of Turín, also holds a degree in Fine Arts from the Parson School of Design in Paris and a Masters in Architecture with a scholarship from the Ministry of Public Instruction in Rome.  She specialises in design, development and ergonomics of work spaces. Ms. Sapey holds the CEEA (Certificats d'Études Approfondies Architecture) at L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris La Villette. In 1990 she opens a studio in Madrid characterised by accepting creative challenges in the re-design of so-called "no-places", urban transit spaces such as parking areas, bridges, walkways or plazas that initially were built without a design.  Jean Nouvel referred to Teresa Sapey as "Madame Parking" for her artistic contribution to the parking lot of the Silken Puerta de América Hotel in Madrid, where she participated in 2004 along with star architects such as Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, David Chipperfield, Jean Nouvel and Ron Arad, among other talented professionals.

Borja Borrero Branding Consultant (Madrid)

Borja Borrero holds a degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master in Communications Design, specializing in corporate identity at Pratt Institute (New York). He has received several creative awards and has been a member of the Jury of the Cannes International Creativity Festival in 2013.
He is the most responsible creatively at Interbrand for EMEA (West Europe) and Latam and, as such, is in charge of managing and raising the standard of quality and reputation for these regions.
He has worked on such important projects as the repositioning of Movistar, DIA or Iberia. Repsol in Spain, Renault, Mahou-San Miguel, Coca-Cola, Renfe, Danone or Banco Santander. He also participated as a jury in the IF Awards of Germany

Sarah Miller Journalist (Great Britain)

Sarah Miller is an Ambassador for The Wall Street Journal (Europe), based in London and is the CEO of Sarah Miller and Partners, a brand strategy and content agency. She launched the company after 16 years as editor-in-chief of Conde Nast Traveler magazine (United Kingdom), which she founded in 1997. Her journalistic career includes being an associate editor and art editor of the Daily Telegraph, editor of the Saturday Telegraph magazine; Assistant Editor of The Sunday Times (launch of Style magazine); Feature editor for Elle (specifically arts and design); European editor of Travel + Leisure. She was the founding collaborating editor of Blueprint, an architecture and design magazine. He is a board member of the Royal College of Art in London and was a member of the founding committee of Roundhouse.

Oscar Mariné Graphic designer (Madrid)

Óscar Mariné is the founder of the graphic design studio OMB Design in Madrid, in 1983, in addition to the celebrated counter-culture magazine Madrid Me Mata, of which he was also artistic director, where he merged content and form to create an iconic publication. He received the National Design Award in 2010.
He has worked for Camper, Loewe, Swatch, Vega Scicilia and Markham. He has created posters for films by Almodóvar, Julio Médem or Alex de la Iglesia as well as the design of the posters of the San Sebastian Film Festival, and album covers of singers like Andrés Calamaro, Brian Eno or Kevin Ayers. Since 2005 he is responsible for the artistic direction of C Photo Internacional Magazine, the most prestigious photographic art magazine in the world, published by Ivory Press. In 2007, he was responsible for the design change of the El País Semanal supplement of the newspaper El País. Among his latest projects include the branding for Matadero Madrid.

Dionisio González Photographer (Gijón - Sevilla)

Dionisio González is a Full Professor at the University of Seville, where he teaches the subject "From the Artistic Idea to the Social Policies". A plastic artist of recognized international prestige, he has multiple awards such as the Pilar Juncosa Prize and Sotheby's prize, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, the patronage of the María Cristina Masaveu Peterson Foundation, the European Photographer Award, the Arendt Award, and the National Engraving Prize. His work has been exhibited in the most recognized institutions and museums of the world such as: Museum of Contemporary Art. Cleveland. Museum of Contemporary Art of Bourdeaux. MNCARS. Museo Reina Sofía Art Center. Madrid. Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá (MAMBO). Folkwang Museum, Essen. Museum of Art of Sao Paulo (MASP), Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCCA), Toronto, The Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA of Helsinki. The Heidelberg Kunstverein etc. His work has also been seen in different art biennials such as: 54 BIENALLE DI ARTE di VENEZIA, La X BIENALLE DI ARCHITECTURA di VENEZIA. BIACS, International Contemporary Art Biennial, Seville. BUSAN BIENNALE. South Korea. GOOD FROM MIAMI. BIENNIAL OF LE HAVRE., KWANG JU BIENNALE ART FAIR. South Korea. His work is in different MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS such as the MNCARS, Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum, Madrid. ING Collection, Amsterdam. Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, E.E.U.U. The Center National d'art et de culture Georges-Pompidou of Paris. France. The Margolies Collection, Miami, E.E.U.U. Caldic Collection, Rotterdam. Holland Collection Neuflize Vie, Paris. Williams College Museum of Art. Williamstown, E.E.U.U. etc.


9.30h – Accreditations
10,00h – Inauguration of the day by the Mayor of
Marbella María Ángeles Muñoz
10,10h – Anatxu Zabalbeascoa Presentation

Introduction: Architecture & Design

10,30h – Deyan Sudjic
11,00h – Teresa Sapey

Introduction: Objects & Design

11,30h – Frank Stephenson
12,00h – Borja Borrero
12,30h – Sarah Miller

Introduction: Art & Design

13,00h – Oscar Mariné
13,30h – Dionisio González
14,00h – Final summary, questions from the moderator
14,30h – Closing