Gaston Y Daniela Arrives at the Design District

Add some Spanish flair to your home.

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Guisado’s favorite image from the Spring 2014 look book, armchair in Donana fabric.

Earlier this month Laura introduced you to her design crush — Robert Marinelli — who recently debuted his line at the Allan Knight Showroom.

Well, now it’s my turn to indtroduce you to mine. Miguel Guisado is the charming think-tank behind textile company Gaston y Daniela. The Spring 2014 line just landed at Kravet all the way from Spain. Let’s get to know him.

Guisado calls Madrid home, but spends a lot of his time at the airport. A frequent traveler to the U.S., this isn’t his first rodeo in the American world of interiors, though he got an unusual start.

“I don’t have an interior design background, I’m actually an engineer,” Guisado says. “I started transitioning to fabric gradually because my dad was in it.”

After joining the family business, he quickly developed his design aesthetic — colorful, functional, and fun.

“I want to encourage people to be more risky in their homes. Usually people will be conservative and are afraid of using patterns or color when decorating. I think it’s great to use them in your home instead of having plain and simple interiors — I think it’s a way of showing who you are, just like the way you dress.”

So what was his inspiration for the Spring 2014 line of Gaston y Daniela?

“My inspiration for this collection is the city of Bilbao, which is a city in the north of Spain,” Guisado says. “The line has a very masculine and equestrian look to it; it looks very much like Hermes and Celine from the 70’s and 80’s.”

Stop by the showroom to check out the goods and add a little (or a lot) of equestrian-like color to your home.

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