moná product design

2008, Prod­uct design, ES

1964, Rocafort, Spain
At that time my mother was a par­tic­i­pant in a reli­gious parade from her vil­lage in the region of Valen­cia. This was an impor­tant and well respected event attended by all gen­er­a­tions the old and the young. Today there has been less inter­est from the younger gen­er­a­tions and a por­tion of our national her­itage and iden­tity is being lost in the form of tra­di­tional cos­tumes and dress.
In an effort to help pre­serve the past it is important


that we re-introduce ele­ments of these gar­ments into con­tem­po­rary cloth­ing.
Moná is result of this hybrid it is a com­bi­na­tion of a base­ball cap and a span­ish Peineta. The Peineta is an elab­o­rate orna­men­tal comb with an exquis­ite design and this time, has been printed on the under belly of the cap’s brim. The cap can be turned around the head and sim­u­late the effect of a real Peineta.