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Year: 2006

Authorship: Miren Marañón (Spain)

FAMILIARITIES a colorful collection of shapeless puppets handmade by young Fabrica designer Miren Marañón.


As Miren entered that huge textile storage space, she immediately felt she had to do something to rescue that big amount of fabrics from oblivion, allowing them to become new ideas, concepts and characters and to breathe a new life. Through a process of combination and experimentation, she created a family of different dolls, each of them with a special and unique personality and made of different kinds of fabrics: rugged, printed, colorful, bright, ugly, transparent, thick or delicate. Besides reminding us of our childhood, when our aesthetic sense and imagination were completely free of rules and preconceived notions, these little dolls also speak of affection and underline the importance and the value of artisanship. A new family of fancy creatures stimulating our imagination and making us appreciate the beauty and fascination of unusual things.




Based on illustrations made by Miren Marañón, Juliana Loh a Fabricante of the Writing Department was inspired to create wild stories on the life of these puppets.



This video has been made for the Familiarities exhibition. The concept was to present the puppets not as static objects, but as real creatures, interacting with their creator. They are alive, they have their own stories. This provides the people that take them home with a familiarity and knowledge of where they come from, at the same time the exhibition becomes more dynamic.






Rua Garrett, 83 4°piso, 1200-203 Lisbon

Tel: +351 21 3256765


April 26th – June 1st, 2006

Opening: Wednesday, April 26th at 5:00 p.m.



Via Rizzoli, 8 - Bologna

Tel: +39 051 271165


May 19th – June 29st, 2006

Opening:Friday, May 19th at 5:00 p.m.



c/o Artès, 135 rue Saint Martin,75004 Paris

“Familiarities” September

29th – Octover 28st, 2006

Opening:Friday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m



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