WORKS

_‘Griot chairs’ . Devoted to magical, spiritual Africa, the Griot chair collection designed by Gala Fernández is part of Moroso’s M’Afrique series.
Entirely handmade in Dakar at the Moroso workshops, these chairs are made of metal and woven with polyethylene cords – traditionally used to make fishing nets.

_‘Organic Geometry’, is a collection of blown glass vases and sculptures, within geometric structures. These structures serve as containers and were hand-woven by the artist with copper wire. All the pieces that belong to this project are mouthblown in Murano in the Antichi Angeli furnace, therefore, they are unique pieces.

_‘Sweet & sour’. Series of modular lamps designed by Gala Fernández in collaboration with spanish ceramist María de Andrés. This collection of ten unique pieces is made with red and white clay and decorated by hand with different glazing and slip coating techniques.

_‘Caro Ettore’ is a series of beautifully hand-crafted and polished little sculptures that combine Mexican marble, onyx and stone, the ‘Caro Ettore’ collection started out as an exploration into Mexican minerals.  Designed by Gala Fernández in hommage to Ettore Sottsass , the pieces make the most of Sottsass’ use of color matching and contrasting tones. They were made in Puebla, Mexico, famous for its stones and quarries and the artisans working in a wide range of stone carving techniques.

_‘Villa della Rotonda’. Blacksmith and glass sculpture mouthblown in Murano. This project was born from a private commission to form part of a neopaladian architecture in Marbella, Spain. The great piece consists of 7 pieces hanging from the ceiling of Palanco Arquitectura Studio «patio».

_‘Fuera del huacal’. Collection of glass blown pieces that consists of a vibrant and lyrical series of birdcages and molds filled with mouth-blown glass. The glass works subtly capture this essence of limitation, protection and custody. The objects are a result of the interaction of the hot fluid glass with these moulds: the final pieces carrying the marks and history of both their former existences.  The first of the series was produced by Mexican glass manufacturer Nouvel Studio.

_‘Blossfeldt Vases’ is a collection of nine vases inspired by the German artist Karl Blossfeldt whose black and white close-ups of plants and flowers set a new standard in botanical photography. Taking his abstract, slightly surreal forms, Gala Fernández has created this handmade vases  in marble and felt in collaboration with felt specialists Feltum. Intricate, hand stitched petals and leaves in grey felt curl around black and white mexican marble cylinders.

+ ‘Touch the sky’, installation at Fabrica.

+ ‘Prime donne glass spirit’. Series of 7 unique modular lamps mouthblown in Murano. They were part of an installation shown during Fuori Salone 2019 for the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

_‘One off worlds’, is an unlimited series of unique pieces created by Gala Fernández in collaboration with CuldeSac Editions for La Granja Royal Glass Factory. While each pendant lamp represents a different world – special and unique – all of them belong to a universe that shares the same material and background. Each item is composed of existing pieces from diverse past and present collections of chandeliers, and from other catalogues of the house. These fragments are recycled, rescued and tele-transported from one galaxy to another and combined with ex novo hand-blown spheres and plates.

_‘One off worlds’, is an unlimited series of unique table lamps created by Gala Fernández for ‘La Granja Royal Glass Factory’. Each lamp is composed of existing pieces from diverse past and present collections of chandeliers, and from other catalogues of the house. These fragments are recycled, rescued and tele-transported from one galaxy to another and combined with ex novo hand-blown spheres and plates.
In some cases we find clear glass and in others glass tinted with different colours. Sometimes the components are plain; in others they are enamelled, mirrored or engraved. These variations give a special identity to each of these celestial objects, enabling the creation of small planetary systems.

_‘Juan Gris’ is a collection of six unique, hand-made glasses for the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, designed by Gala Fernandez for Nina Mur Eyewear. All of the glasses were hand-painted piece by piece by Gala. None of the designs are reproducible, therefore every pair of glasses is a truly unique piece. A collection that bridges the gap between art and fashion.
The exclusive collection is inspired by the artist Juan Gris and his artwork ‘La Mujer Sentada’ which is part of the permanent museum collection. The eyewear designs play with a dark color palette, deep gradients and cubic geometry to grasp the essence of the painting.

_‘Hail Bright Cecilia’ / La Araña Cósmica, designed by Gala Fernández is a glass chandelier conceived to celebrate the Real Fábrica de Cristales de La Granja (RFCG), which has been manufacturing Spanish glass since the 18th Century. “Araña” (“spider”) is the name given to a chandelier in Spain, and this type of lamp is the most representative piece at the RFCG. The chandelier is a tribute to Saint Cecilia, patron saint of music, harmony and celestial spheres to whom Handel and Purcell dedicated the Ode to Saint Cecilia. However, the work combines traditional style with a contemporary twist.
The structure of the lamp is based on a classical glass chandelier from La Granja. It is a small glass universe, a personal cosmogony made from a collection of samples manufactured using different crafting techniques in this exceptional factory. The work is completed with a variety of hand blown glass pieces representing heavenly bodies, planets and satellites to create in one unique piece a particular planetarium.

_‘Mediterráneo’ is a series of modular lamps designed by Gala Fernández in collaboration with spanish ceramist María de Andrés. This collection of unique, handmade pieces is made out of white clay and terracotta.

_‘Artilla tableware’ is a high temperature, enamel and ink ceramic dinner set with graphics by Gala Fernández for Arta Cerámica.