S.O.S. Spanish Office Showroom

  • Design
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Fri, Jun 14, 2013 —
    Sun, Mar 23, 2014
S.O.S. Spanish Office Showroom

Permanent exhibition of the best Spanish creativity and design for the office space at the Fomer Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain.

As part of the SPAIN arts & culture program, S.O.S. Spanish Office Showroom presents the most avant-garde pieces of Spanish design conceived for modern working environments.

This exhibition highlights how the creativity of contemporary Spanish designers adapts itself to any office space, and further showcases the international presence of Spanish design companies in competitive markets, such as those of the United States. Many firms have collaborated with Spanish designers to produce these distinctive and practical pieces and assure their availability to the American public. This exhibit features just a sample of the products and designs available.

As the backdrop to these inspired designs, the former Spanish Ambassador’s Residence in Washington will host the S.O.S. Spanish Office Showroom. Not only was the mansion built by the wife of the senator who introduced the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, it was intended to be the Vice Presidential Residence and would house the ambassador of Spain for some sixty years. Now the Embassy of Spain together with the Spain-USA Foundation is converting the building into a fun and historically rich venue for various events. With this exhibit, the Embassy opens the second floor to the public for the first time since the Ambassador’s residence moved to Foxhall Road.

This new exhibit features a fine selection of workplace furniture, light fixtures, and other complementary office pieces, representing both superb design and functionality. The Showroom gives visitors a chance to see an example of the high-quality Spanish products available within the US including, but not limited to, free-standing lamps, light fixtures, desks, chairs, shelves and other furniture items. All items on display in this unique DC historic space will improve any working environment and may be easily shipped within the US.

S.O.S. features pieces by renowned Spanish designers Jaime Hayón, Patricia Urquiola, Luis Eslava, Joan Gaspar, Antoni Arola, etc., and the most innovative Spanish firms such as BD Barcelona, Dynamobel, Gandia Blasco, LZF lighting, Metalarte, Santa & Cole, or Uno Design, among others.


Venue map

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th St NW, Washington, D.C.


Showroom on view on special Design Fridays: June 14, 21 & 28, 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm. For inquiries into any of the furniture listed, pricing and availability, please call 703-538-2309.

More information

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Organized by the Spain-USA Foundation, as part of the SPAIN arts & culture program. Curated by Juli Capella (Capella Garcia Aquitectura). With the collaboration of Apartment Zero.



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