Xavier Mañosa is a Spanish ceramist and industrial designer, who is considered one of the most prominent ceramic artists of his generation.
Growing up in a ceramist family, Xavier moved to Berlin to forge his own path and pursue a career in industrial design. It wasn’t until 2009 that he decided to return to his roots and start his own ceramic studio, Apparatu. His approach is wholly unique and draws on his personal experience, combining industrial techniques with ancient traditions.
Among Xavier’s extensive body of work, he has designed collections for renowned Spanish lighting brand Marset, including Pleat Box and Scotch Club.
Xavier shares a simple yet memorable recipe that was given to him by a dear friend a few years ago, which combines watermelon and vinegar for a fresh summer salad.
Xavier recommends using the best local produce available:
1 mozzarella di buffala
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
- Slice the tomatoes length-wise.
- Cut the watermelon the same size as the tomato slices.
- Using your hands, pull the mozzarella apart into pieces and add to the bowl.
4. Drizzle olive oil and vinegar on top of the salad and season with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Chop a handful of basil, sprinkle on top and serve immediately.