Javier Mariscal was born in Valencia, Spain (1950) but it was in Barcelona that he developed his career. The Mediterranean culture of both coastal cities are reflected through the optimism and symbolism that characterize his designs. His background also influences his vibrant color palette and poetic approach.
His specialty is the drawing, he approaches every assignment from an artistic perspective, utilizing a universal and timeless language. Never one to shy away from a challenge, he has design the mascot for the Barcelona Olympics, oversaw every detail of a luxury hotel and was the creator and director of the animated film Chico & Rita. As an industrial designer, Mariscal’s numerous products and furniture pieces such as the Wok lounge chair that was born from his creative imagination.