magma jute rug

The Magma Jute collection was designed from the know-how of a traditional Spanish industry, dedicated to the production of cords and fabrics.
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vase with leaves

Martín Azúa continues exploring the relationship between ceramics and nature. The project began in 1999, when for the first time he left porous ceramic vases in the River Urederra in Navarra in order to collect “the natural stain”.
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ceramic light containers

Martin Azua presents pieces that are light containers. These are vases without bases with cuts and deformations that are deposited over a candle. The vibrant light of the candle reveals the inside and marks some exterior parts. The intention is not to make lamps but that the light alters the perception of the vase.
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vase dress

Vase dress by Martin Azua for NumberedHalf ceramic vase to transform a functional flowerpot into a spohisticated vase.
“A vase for living flowers”
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manantial

“I’m interested in ceramics because of its universal and ancestral nature, but also due to the closeness of the ceramic technique in natural processes and phenomena: earth, water and fire interact in the same way as they do in nature but in a process controlled by man”.
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i want to be a Chinese vase

Imperfect vases that need other objects to fulfill their role.
“If you tell someone that looks like a vase or a flowerpot this is not exactly a compliment. A vase can decorate and make us happy but it seems that this is not enough. The exhibition is a claim of the vase as an essential object, a piece that represents like no other the usefulness of the simply beauty. “
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souce bottle

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A clay bottle for sauces, designed and cut for ease of preparation and pouring, useful both in the kitchen and on the table.
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vase with stone

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A clay vase deformed by the weight of a stone. Craftsmanship and nature converge in one object without artifice where materials and craftsman gesture are equally honest. The project shows the beauty of objects of unrefined appearance.?The stones are unique objects that somehow remind us of a landscape.

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bread and love

bread and love / Martin Azua


An everyday object transformed into a jewel. Two metal rings catch a napkin in order to make a breadbasket. The shape reminds embroidery hoops, so it’s a good chance to embroider a wish that accompanies us in everyday actions. It is a very suitable object for keeping a promise alive; it has many similarities with wedding rings.
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new manantial

Me Manantial / Martin Azua


Manantial is an invitation to discover and get to know natural processes. It proposes the reproduction of an ecosystem by means of soil, stones and plants able to give back to water its natural balance. It is not an easy task, it takes time and dedication, maybe a whole life.
Like water drops which fall in the interior of a cave purified and enriched by the life cycle of water
Designed by Martín Azúa and made with the collaboration of the ceramist Marc Vidal.
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tubabu stool

tubabu stool / martin azua


Tubabu is a toned beech wooden stool. The three legs are inserted in the seat. The footrest is attached by a twisted cord that makes the whole stool stronger.
Design: Martín Azúa
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dish cup ring

dish cup ring / Martin Azua

My friend Elena Fabeiro commissioned me:
“I want a dish ring.”
The proposal was a plate, cup and ring that can be used for presenting and eating small desserts. Later, it can be used as a keepsake ring from a special meal.
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rebotijo

rebotijo/ Martin Azua


This is a redesign of the traditional Spanish botijo which brings back a convivial and ecological way to drink fresh water. The water cools down even under the sun thanks to the porosity of the clay. The new form is somewhere between a bottle and a Tetra Brik and has a 1.5 litre capacity, ideal for all uses.
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dhiana rug

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Dhiana means meditation in Sanskrit; the sinuous shapes of the rug appear from the relationship between circles of different sizes that remind me of the harmonic shapes of a Zen garden.
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get up

get up /Martin Azua


A collection of seats that invite to play and interact with them. Are weighted and seem to have interior life. The counterweight makes them to be upright to save space. They have different positions: as a stool, rocking chair, small seat…
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tools for the new kitchen

tools for the new kitchen /martin azua

Workshop taught by Martin Azua in the XIII International Meeting of Turners in Galicia from 19 to 22 September in Xermade (Lugo).
Organized by the Centro Galego da Artesanía Foundation.
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birds dont pay rent

birds don't pay the rent/ Martin Azua

Life in the city is complicated. Basic necessities such as housing are subject to complex and absurd obligations. Freedom is reduced depending on what you have or need.
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wellspring

wellspring/ Martin Azua

“Wellspring is an invitation to investigate and understand the natural processes to restore the relationship with the environment. It simulates an ecosystem through soil, rocks and plants, able to recover its natural balance.
Like raindrops falling on the inside of a cave, purified and enriched by the water lifecycle.
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natural haptics

natural stain/ Martin Azua

Natural Stain is a reflection on natural decoration. It is a series of very porous white ceramic vases which where left in natural spaces in the middle of nowhere for a year during which time they where colonized by mosses and other organic growths creating micro landscapes bringing to light the power that nature has to appropriate the artificial and leave its mark.
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adobe plus

Adobe plus/ Martin Azua

The traditional materials used to make adobe, mud and straw, were replaced with plaster and expanded polyester creating a very light material which floats in water and can be used alongside other architectural materials, wall and floor coverings. The colour of the different natural ingredients used, (eggs, nuts, bread), bring the material to life as it transforms and decomposes in a controlled manner.

Azúamoliné 2004 / Photographs Martín Azúa
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spiral

spiral/ Martin Azua

Spiral is a handmade woollen carpet. The natural fibres are woven and sewn by Indian crafts people.
Its flexibility in its woven structure, allows for multiple functionality as well, to double as a sofa cover or even a bed spread, which makes this beautiful carpet sustainable.

Azúamoliné 2007 / Produced by Nanimarquina
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tread carpet

tread carpet/ Martin Azua

A carpet made of esparto that reproduces the footprints. The grass is a traditional material which is manufactured with the soles of the sandals. The carpet is made by women artisans from the region of Murcia.
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