Desigual is a casual clothing brand based in Barcelona, which is noted for its patchwork designs, intense prints, innovative graffiti art, asymmetrical designs and flamboyant splashes of colour. Founded in 1984 by Thomas Meyer, from Switzerland, the company was led by Manel Adell from 2002 until December 2013.
Manel Jadraque then became the new CEO. Desigual sells men’s, women’s, children’s clothing, accessories and women’s shoes. It achieved a 60% annual growth from 2002 to 2009, and a turnover of €250 million in 2009, €440 million in 2010 and €560 million in 2011. In 2011 it employed 2,900 people of 72 nationalities.
Desigual shops are located in Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Curacao,the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, the Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Panama, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Saint Martin, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Taiwan, Trinidad, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.