Andrés Mariño Maza is a Spanish Architect and designer whose work relies on technology and craftsmanship to create beautifully complex natural forms. His background in architecture and fine arts gives him the tools to test the boundaries of what is possible in furniture design. Through his use of steam-bent wood his pieces take advantage of the natural qualities of the material, drawing a bridge between old and new, classic and modern.
Mariño strives to create objects of value, design that tells a story of sustainable craft and respect to our ecosystems. He works mainly with short carbon cycle materials that are easily obtainable, replaceable, fixable.
Creating the story of “how something is crafted” is an important part of the design process of Mariño, taking note of renowned Scandinavian designers influenced themselves by wooden boatbuilding techniques he uses these lightweight and efficient forms in his work to convey motion and nature.