For Paula’s Ibiza 2021, Medina has created a special series of animal heads illustrating the collection’s embrace of natural textures, handcrafted forms and Spanish culture to be installed in stores and pop-ups across the globe.
Working from his workshop in Madrid, Javier Sanchez Medina is an Extremaduran artisan and restorer specialised in handcrafting ornamental mirrors and animal heads, which he calls ‘ecological trophies’.
These trophies are sculptural objects, designed for hanging on the wall as decorative and symbolic items, representing animals including bulls, donkeys, and rams. The pieces are crafted entirely in natural materials including bamboo, wicker, rattan and esparto.
Medina is self-taught and dedicated to his craft: a practice rooted in the iconography and traditions of rural Spanish folk art.
Discover Javier Medina’s work first-hand at one of the Paula’s Ibiza pop-ups taking place across the globe.
8 and 22 May; 5 and 19 Jun; 3 Jul Pai Pai Personalization @Harrods
14 and 29 May and 4 Jun Pai Pai Personalization @NBS
7, 19 and 20 May Pai Pai Personalization @Casa LOEWE Madrid
5 and 19 June Pai Pai Personalization @St. Honoré
12 and 27 June Pai Pai Personalization @LBM
10 and 12 June Pai Pai Personalization @Rinascente Milan
18 and 19 June Pai Pai Personalization @Rinascente Florence