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SWAB TALKS WITH… Jordi Canudas

“I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab ” is a series of interviews with relevant people of the Barcelona creative environment, whose aim is to enhance the cultural network of the city.

Today we speak with Jordi Canudas, founder of his own design and product studio Jordi Canudas Studio and partner of the London design collective OKAY Studio.

I am Jordi Canudas. I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab.


A word that describes Barcelona?
Smile.

Is your place of creation, the studio, inspired by your city?
I am lucky to have a large window through which the magical light of Barcelona enters.

If Barcelona was an art work, what would you name it?
Turislandia.. There are too many tourists (when there is no covid!!).

A place in the city that connects you with art?
The streets, the parks, the bars, the museums, theaters, galleries…. I can’t think of anything that doesn’t connect me with art, although shopping malls are the places that are the most ungrateful to me.

A message to young creatives?
Be critical!

S W A B   W I T H   U S . . .

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Jordi’s practice develops from a conceptual base onto prototyping and testing with a direct approach to materials. Working in a wide range of fields from product design, product development, art direction, interiors and one-off production.
Jordi Canudas’ work has been exhibited internationally and can be found within the MoMA collection in New York and the design museum Die Neue Sammlung in Munich. His work has been featured in many major design publications and newspapers worldwide, such as Wallpaper, BluePrint, I.D. magazine, Salon Magazine and other international press.
In 2018 the Dipping Light project brought the studio Best of Year award from Interior Design magazine, Metropolis Likes and the Wallpaper* Design Award.