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    WFYF inaugurates its refurbished conference hall with the presentation of the international InterCIDEC Awards 2023

    Luis Clavel, director of Clavel Arquitectos, gave a talk on the theme of the eighth edition of these awards: ‘Design Coliving’.


    This Tuesday the Yecla Furniture Fair (FMY) inaugurated the renovated conference room that is hosting the InterCIDEC Awards 2023 presentation. The International Design Awards for Contract Environments, an award aimed at architecture and interior design professionals whose theme this year is the design of a ‘coliving’ apartament.

    The awards presentation was attended by the Regional Minister for Enterprise, Social Economy and the Self-Employed of the Region of Murcia, Valle Miguélez, the Mayoress of Yecla and President of the Executive Committee of the FMY, Remedios Lajara, the CEO of Beltá & Frajumar, Francisco Juan Ortiz, and the prestigious architect Luis Clavel, director of Clavel Arquitectos, who presented this year’s theme: ‘Design Coliving’. The presentation was also attended by the director of the Instituto de Fomento de la Región de Murcia (INFO), Joaquín Gómez, and the director general of Trade and Business Innovation of the Region of Murcia, Miguel Ángel Martín.

    The event is part of the InterCIDEC Awards (International Design Awards for Contract Environments). In its sixth edition, Manuel Clavel, son of Luis Clavel, was a jury member and served not only to raise the curtain on a new space revamped by the FMY, but also as proof of the event’s commitment to establishing new ties with the furniture cluster.

    The Fair’s institution aims to be the home of furniture, wood and related industries, not only during the  Furniture Fair, but also throughout the year. For this reason, this event has been promoted by Beltá & Frajumar, one of 61st edition exhibitors, 23rd to 26th May.

    And what better way to do it than through one of the most prestigious architecture studios and the awards aimed at architecture and interior design professionals who are very present in every FMY event, due to the participation of companies specialising in contract design and interior design.

    Clavel Arquitectos, headed by Luis and Manuel Clavel, is one of the most prestigious studios of the moment. The evidence of this are some of the projects they have designed in Spain and abroad: mansions, restaurants, the façade of the Miami Museum Garage or the largest cantilevered swimming pool in Europe, which is located in Murcia, in the Odiseo Leisure Centre.


    As Francisco Juan Ortiz explained, “it has been ten years since Beltá & Frajumar recognised a need among contract professionals the hospitality sector and interior design. That was when we came up with the idea of setting up InterCIDEC”.

    In the 2023 edition, the International Design Awards for Contract Environments, promoted by Beltá & Frajumar, are committed to the design of a ‘coliving‘ appartment, a concept that, within luxury, is increasingly demanded by businessmen and people with high purchasing power. The reason: they want to experience living and sharing spaces in the same home with other ‘roomies.

    Each inhabitant has a bedroom and private bathroom of great exclusivity and comfort. The common areas such as the kitchen, lounge, gym and cinema room, are fully equipped and decorated with designer furniture that is apt for its environment.

    “After seven editions, today we present the eighth, where we have addressed topics that always rely on the experience of the international jury of this competition, such as the design of a restaurant, the lobby of a hotel, spaces for people with reduced mobility, rooftop spaces or terraces on the roofs of a hotel, among others,” said the CEO of Beltá & Frajumar.

    The previous edition’s theme was the design of a terrace or rooftop for a hotel. With a large international participation, the first prize went to ‘Asante Sana’, by Carlos Sánchez (Tresdesiete estudio), and the two runners-up awards went to ‘Oasis’ by Elena Fernández and Mirian Palacios (Senda Interiorismo), and the second prize to ‘Kapok’ by the Mexicans Alfredo Acevedo, Luis Eduardo Hernández and Oscar Couoh.

    “InterCIDEC, in today’s reality, is reaping success, garnering the support of interior design and architecture professionals, along with the international hotel sector, “as is demonstrated by the participation of contestants from more than 14 countries to date”, said Francisco Juan Ortiz at the presentation of the 8th International Contract Environments Design Awards.

    The Yecla Furniture Fair is already warming up its engines to host, in barely a fortnight’s time, what will be its 61st edition, marked by internationalisation and the commitment to show ‘up close’ the novelties, trends and specialisation of the exhibitors that make up the great hall of the Habitat that is the FMYF.


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