History

Mr. Enrique Mariner Gurrea founder of MARINER BRONCES in 1893

More than

120 years

In the high decoration

Mariner is a Spanish company that is located in Valencia and specialize in the design and creation of handmade custom lightings and luxury furniture for over 120 years. Its history is full of special moments that have shaped the personality of the brand. During the course of these 120 years, one constant factor has helped Mariner to continue successfully over a period, which is spanning through the five generations. This constant factor is the passion that, day after day, year after year, the brand puts into this project. You can feel the passion for a job well done when you go into Mariner’s artisanal workshops. You can observe the concentration that each craftsman puts into the work they are doing, producing magnificent pieces and collections that can be found in all of the most important cities of the world.

Below is a short summary of Mariner’s 120 year history.

1909

1909

Gold Medal and Merit Diploma at Regional Export, Valencia
1917

1917

Founder of the 1st International Furniture Fair of Valencia
1918

1918

Mariner’s 25th Anniversary
1943

1943

Mariner’s 50th Anniversary
1946

1946

Monumental bronze and glass chandelier for Rex Cinemas, Valencia
1952

1952

Majestic chandelier for Llíria’s Musical Association Theatre (Valencia)
1953

1953

Attendance at Casablanca Exhibition Fair
1957

1957

Visit from the Prince of Monaco to Mariner’s stand in Valencia’s Furniture Fair
1958

1958

The Prince of Asturias, Mr. Juan Carlos, at Mariner’s stand in Valencia’s Furniture Fair
1962

1962

Manufacture of the chandeliers at Doral Hotel, Miami Beach
1964

1964

Actress Debby Reynolds visits Mariner’s stand at Valencia’s Furniture Fair
1964

1964

The chandeliers of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem are manufactured

Since 1893

Since 1893, the year in which it was founded, MARINER has been producing lightings and well-designed high quality furniture.
Our original artisanal workshops existed even before electrification and have developed over time to become the current factory that, although it’s now equipped with modern infrastructure, hasn’t lost its own personal style.

1964

1964

Mariner Exhibits at Cologne’s Exhibition Fair
1964

1964

Mariner Exhibits at Padua’s Exhibition Fair
1964

1964

Mariner Exhibits at Trieste’s Exhibition Fair
1968

1968

Mariner’s 75th Anniversary
1971

1971

Exhibitor’s diploma at Valencia’s Furniture Fair
1972

1972

Enrique Mariner publishes the book “EL BRONCE EN LA LUZ” (BRONZE OVER LIGHT)
1973

1973

Chandelier for The Rebekah Harkeness Theater in New York

1976

1976

Reception of the Kings of Spain in the Monastery of El Puig (Valencia)

1984

1984

The President of Spain, Mr. Felipe González, visits Mariner’s stand in Valencia’s Furniture Fair

1986

1986

Manufacture of the street lights of the Capitol of Pennsylvania State (USA)
1987

1987

Visit from the Sultan of Kelantan state, Malaysia.
1993

1993

Mariner’s 100th Anniversary

Album artwork 50th anniversary

2000

2000

Visit from Mr. Felipe de Borbón, the Prince of Asturias, to Expohabitat (Shanghai).
2012

2012

Mariner lends its chandeliers for the opera Thaïs, in Valencia
2013

2013

Mariner’s 120th Anniversary
2015

2015

Reopening of Mariner’s Flagship Store
2015

2015

Manufacture of the chandeliers at Nagoya University of Commerce & Business (Japan)
2016

2016

Opening of the Luxury Store in Hanoi (Vietnam)
2016

2016

Opening of  the Luxury Store in Doha (Qatar)
2016

2016

Opening of  the Luxury Store in Hangzhou (China)
2016

2016

Opening of the Luxury Store in Tehran (Iran)
2017

2017

100 Years in Valencia Fair
2017

2017

Opening of the Luxury Store in Moscow (Russia)
2017

2017

Opening of the Luxury Store in St. Petersburg (Russia)

The foundry in 1959

 

Five generations

IN THE HIGH DECORATION

The work of its founder, Enrique Mariner Gurrea, has continued over many years thanks to a constant desire to improve that has been present through five successive generations.
With over 120 years of history, MARINER’s work as a company has been widely recognised. The most distinguished world figures have been able to observe the values that define the company. A love of hard work, quality and design are combined to produce beautiful creations.
The quality and beauty of the MARINER products can be seen in their success in the most diverse markets over the five continents. Their vocation to export began shortly after the company was created. In 1915, MARINER started to sell its products in European countries and America.

The splendour

Worldwide

MARINER participated in trade fairs in Milan (1927) and Philadelphia (1930) many decades ago. Examples of MARINER’s presence in international markets include: The Lighting Exposition in Paris, Elektro Messehaus in Hannover, Euroluce in Milan, Herbst in Frankfurt, FINE in Beirut, the furniture trade fairs in Paris and Cologne, as well as the international furniture and lighting trade fairs in Valencia in which we have participated since the company foundation. We are now present in over one hundred countries. This international presence, along with the recognition that it brings, are reflected in the design and production of special pieces that are personalised for each occasion.

Many very well known public and private buildings, hotels, palaces, temples and theatres in the most remote parts of the world, contain MARINER’s furniture and lightings. The splendour of our product can be seen in the pieces that were especially created for the State Capitol building (Pennsylvania), the Imperial Palace (Tokyo), the Armenian Patriarchate (Jerusalem), the Rebekah Harkness Monumental Theatre (New York), the Musical Union (Liria, Spain), the Doral Beach Hotel (Miami), the Official Residence in Sochi (Russia), Argel Airport, the Official Residence in Bata and the press room at Malabo airport (Equatorial Guinea) and the offices of the Sonangol oil company (Angola).

Great international calling