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Gabriela de Sagarminaga

Gabriela de Sagarminaga Basketweaver
Contact
Spanish, English, French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+34 656861399
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Passion for fibres

  • • Gabriela works with vegetable fibres
  • • Her pieces are connected to the environment
  • • Vision and constancy characterise her work

After a trip through Latin America, Gabriela de Sagarminaga felt the need to work with her hands as a way to balance body, mind and environment. Upon returning to Spain, she investigated different craft techniques as well as the territory where these techniques could be found. Once in Madrid, she was able to research extensively on esparto grass (gold fibre) and learn about its importance and significance in the development of Spanish culture and its position in the economic market. Since then, her work has been closely related to vegetable fibres and the way they transfer their meanings to interiors to bring nature into spaces and turn them into natural landscapes that help people with their sense of well-being.

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Works

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Sun – circular fibre frame

This circular decorative fibre frame symbolises the central star of the Milky Way, the sun. This piece has been produced by means of a union technique as well as by working the fibres manually. When dry, esparto grass fibres have a gold like tonality. Gabriela de Sagarminaga begins the creation of a central wooden structure, winding the esparto grass around the entire radius of the piece.

Height 13 cm
Diameter 60 cm

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Fibre fan

This fan can be used as a functional or decorative object. The fan is handcrafted from esparto grass topped with a pith and set on a wooden base. The form is inspired by flamenco dance, an icon of femininity and a symbol of Spanish culture. The piece is created with a union technique as well as by working the esparto grass fibres manually.

Length 110 cm
Width 5 cm
Height 85 cm

Photo: © Sagarminaga Atelier
Spring fibre frames

This decorative piece, handcrafted from esparto grass, rattan strips and wood, has been handcrafted by means of a union technique as well as by working the fibres manually. These frames are designed to create natural landscapes that enrich our vision of interior spaces. Made with esparto grass and embellished with rattan strips, these fibre frames play with fibre orientations to create geometric ceiling and wall mosaics and a natural view.

Length 80 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 70 cm

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Steer front

This piece is one of Gabriela de Sagarminaga’s sculptural objects. The sculptural form is handcrafted from braided esparto grass and beech wood for the base. It sits horizontally.

Length 30 cm
Width 30 cm
Height 50 cm

Photo: © Sagarminaga Atelier
Lotus flower

This decorative piece has been built by means of a union technique as well as by working the fibres manually. Playing with symmetries and the simplicity of design, the esparto grass fibres stick out in three layers to add volume and character to the lotus flower. In the middle, two complementary rattan strips divide the piece.

Length 60 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 50 cm

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