Posts Tagged ‘Spain’

El Caballo – A Traditional Craft Merged with Innovative Design

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

The original workshop located in Arenal Quarter near the bull ring in Seville, El Caballo is a design label that grew from the Spanish equestrian world. A family run firm in business since 1892, El Caballo remains true to tradition by using old age techniques – like using natural vegetable-tanned cowhide cured without chemical agentswhile also embracing new innovative design. Their expertise in all things equestrian and leather has allowed El Caballo and their Creative Director Nicholas Vandelet make an impact in the fashion world, recently winning a L’Oreal award.

El Caballo staff were friendly and kind enough to show me a functioning workshop adjacent to the shop floor – as seen below. It was amazing to see the different techniques used to make the excellent products on display in the shop. I’m sure their designs will hit Irish shops in the near future.

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El Caballo Traditional Equestrian Products on Display in the Shop

El Caballo Traditional Equestrian Products on Display in the Shop

Barbecue Dinner – Spanish Style

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

My dinner in Spain earlier this month… The ham and cheese sandwich I’m having now just isn’t the same

Photography

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

I took this photo at dusk while in Spain a few years back, looking forward to going back there in September!

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