Damián Garrido (1931-2002) completed his training at the School of Arts and Crafts in Madrid, Spain. By nineteen he had become a master in his field.
During the 1960’s, Damián visited art museums and galleries of countries with a long-standing silverware tradition such as England, France, Portugal, and Italy, admiring the creations of the artists Paul Storr, François Thomas Germain, Jean-Baptiste Claude Odiot, and Henri Auguste.
When he returned to Spain he began to produce replicas of antique designs, ranging from wash-basins and soup tureens to jugs and centerpieces.
During the 1970’s, he started to follow Spanish silversmiths such as Antonio Martínez. Garrido decided to execute different versions of traditional pieces such as candlesticks, pitchers, and ink stands.
When his children, Juan and Paloma, joined his company in 1985, Damián introduced a new line of work based on original designs.
Excerpt from Damián Garrido website.