The Spanish handbag manufacturer ONESIXONE has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 National Craftsmanship Awards convened by the Government of Spain and each of the winners will be made public next year. These National Craftsmanship Awards are promoted and organised by the EOI Foundation through its handicraft area, Fundesarte and convened by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.
They are intended to give institutional recognition to those small and medium-sized craft enterprises with the overall objective of boosting their development and competitiveness, encouraging innovation, design and adaptability to the market.
For this eleventh edition, the Committee’s decision regarding finalists was made last December 13th, among 80 eligible candidates allocated in five different categories. In the case of Onesixone, it was selected as a finalist in the category of Product. During the first quarter of 2017, each of the winners will be made public in a solemn award ceremony.
Onesixone was born as a niche brand of luxury handbags, internationally positioned in the luxury sector, thanks to an exclusive and customised kind of handbag, limited to 161 units, beautifully designed by Adrián Salvador, together with jeweller Helena Rohner’s metalwork and the contribution of an international artist each new season.
Adrián Salvador, as creative designer, and his team of craftsmen from Ubrique will deal with excellence every season by constantly searching and exploring a product that mirrors the deepest values of Spanish tradition and craftwork as well as the most innovative techniques applied to the inspiration and universe of every new collection participant artist.
Onesixone around the world
After the good reception of the first collection, participated by Vicky Uslé and presented in New York, ONESIXONE bags are available online and in the main stores all along USA, Europe and EAU. Headlines like “the Spanish handbag that succeeds in Manhattan” or “the perfect handbag” have resulted in many important women – global referents in the world of fashion such as Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Chiara Ferragni or Michelle Obama, among others – already having one of this brand’s design as their favourite.