Javier Mariscal was born in Valencia in 1950. In 1971 he moved to Barcelona and studied graphic design at the Escuela Elisava. In the late seventies he started his professional career with several artistic exhibitions and began his work as a designer for the textile industry, graphic illustration, furniture design and interior design. In 1988 his Cobi design was chosen as the mascot of the Barcelona 92 Olympic Games. One year later, in 1989, he founded Estudio Mariscal in a former tanning factory, with a team of employees, among whom Fernando Salas stood out, to carry out his work on a larger scale.
Estudio Mariscal projects include the creation of the corporate image of the Onda Zero radio station; the mascot for the 2000 World Fair in Hannover, named Twipsy; the new image of the Barcelona Zoo; the graphic image of the Universidad de Valencia; the new institutional image of Gavà, Barcelona, winner of a Laus award; the image of the Bussi urban information channel in Valencia; the logo for the Olympic pre-candidature of Madrid 2012; the project for the integral design of the Gran Hotel Domine, Bilbao; the corporate image of the Gran Via L’Hospitalet centre, Barcelona; the concept, graphic image, signage and two multi-media shows for the Felisia theme park in the south of Italy, as well as graphic image of the film directed by Fernando Trueba, Calle 54, and the integral design of the Calle 54 Club in Madrid, among others.
Javier Mariscal is above all a creator of images. He carries out his work using all kinds of materials and disciplines (comic, illustration, graphic design, industrial and textile forms, painting, sculpture, multi-media, entertainment and interior design).
Javier Mariscal and Fernando Salas sought to evoke different sensations with their graphic project for Floor 11. They use many colours, especially on the floor of the rooms and walls, through which they manage to convey joy and imagination.
As you exit the lift you are immediately blown away by Mariscal’s Cactus sculpture in the lobby. Along the corridor, there are a series of lit glass cabinets, which look like transparent light boxes and show different objects and small sculptures also designed by Mariscal. It is about making the walk to your room a lot more interesting.
The idea was to create a room that was simple in solutions, with no formal ostentation or major technical complications, contained, functional, durable and seeking to create visual perspectives in a habitat understood as multifunctional and not simply as a bedroom.
Mariscal and Salas sought to create a space that "could be used by many people who may not share the same tastes or requirements ". Precisely for this reason, Mariscal and Salas explain that it was not their intention to do an exercise of style or futurism. Quite the opposite, they sought to create a certain degree of anonymity, without an excessively visible signature from the author, to ensure that it ages well.
Start session AgenciesCompaniesUsers
Si no es usuario debe registrarse en el formulario inferior. Por favor introduzca sus datos para disfrutar de las ventajas.
Have you forgotten your login details? Enter your email address and we will send you a link to change your password shortly.