Xavier Mañosa is a specialist in ceramics and founded the design studio Apparatu, in Barcelona.
He is known for his bold designs and the family ceramic workshop studio was known for producing ceramics for the building industry. Now Apparatu is well-known for antique pieces. Mañosa's distinct exploration of different materials and forms has given him the opportunity to collaborate with lighting manufacturer Marset to create statement pendant lights including the Pleat Box and Scotch club.
Being a modern-day designer has allowed Xavier Mañosa to showcase his work through his website and a number of exhibitions, to raise awareness of his brand globally. Pieces by Apparatu have been exhibited at a range of contemporary design festivals and fairs around the world, from in London, Frankfurt to Tokyo and New York.