In addition to its normal line of business – contemporary furniture, Sirvent has started a project with the young curator Ángel Calvo Ulloa – Espacio SIRVENT. Its aim is to develop a programme which combines art and design, and takes into account the points of view of both disciplines as well as the different ways in which these can come together. Therefore, a field such as design will be brought closer to the public – a field which sometimes may seem too hermetic– and it will try to create a debate which makes it possible to keep an open mind on new experiences.
The characteristics of the interventions have been decided by the Sirvent team and Ángel Calvo Ulloa, and they will be translated into a programme of activities which will be gradually revealed.
Thought as a game of chess, the first move of Espacio SIRVENT took place on the 21st September. On that day, the architect Alfonso Penela talked about the characteristics of the space which he had designed for this company from Vigo. His talk “El algodón no engaña” (“The Proof Is in the Pudding”) focused on the need for less and for more; some birds are colour feathers, some others are not. On that day, Luis Sirvent gave a presentation, and the new space was officially inaugurated.
This event meant the beginning of a series of proposals which will form the project.

Ángel Calvo Ulloa (Lalín, 1984) has a BA in Art History from the University of Santiago de Compostela and collaborates as art critic in several specialised publications, such as DardoNEWS and DARDOmagazine. He has also worked as coordinator in international art events such as Look Up! Natural Porto Art Show or Feria de Arte Contemporáneo Espacio Atlántico. He has recently developed his first project as curator – Un disparo de advertencia.