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Since a few years now the city finally has with Barcelona Design Hub a space at the height of its obsession with design. The building houses the design museum and festivals and conferences for creative innovation are held there. Occasional design themed exhibitions in the galleries of the city and museums dedicated to arts and crafts complete the offer.

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November 2017

Festival Drap-Art´17 Barcelona

3 November - 26 November
Museu Marítim, Avda. de les Drassanes, 08001 Barcelona España + Google Map

At present there is 100 times more garbage in the sea than half a century ago. And the prospects for the future are not optimistic. The prediction is that in the year 2050 the oceans will contain more plastics than fish. The Drap-Art’17 Festival reflects on the potential of art as a tool, both of action and of transformation, concerning environmental problems. The exhibition treats ecological, political and social problems through the eyes of artists of various nationalities, with the…

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Poblenou Open Night 2017

24 November - 25 November
Varios Poble Nou, 08005 Barcelona España + Google Map

POBLENOU OPEN NIGHT 2017 THE APPOINTMENT WITH ART AND CREATIVITY Reserve on November 24 from 7pm to 1am in your diaries because the new edition of Poblenou Open Night is here! A day where art and creativity will be the fundamental pillars, around which will revolve the activities that will be organized together with the different entities that make up the creative community of Poblenou. In addition to all the spaces that collaborate with the open day of the Poblenou…

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December 2017

Adolf Loos – Private Spaces

14 December 2017 - 28 February 2018
Museu del Disseny, Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38 08018 Barcelona España + Google Map

The exhibition Adolf Loos. Private Spaces presents, for the first time in Spain, a vast display of the work of this outstanding figure in Viennese architecture, a pioneer in the debate between spaces in public and private life. The show highlights the aesthetic revolution led byLoos (1870-1933) when, in the Austrian capital at the turn of the twentieth century, he rebelled against the Viennese Secession, proposing economy in architectural construction and design, reviving the classical column and facing and the…

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February 2018

William Morris and the Arts & Crafts in Great Britain

22 February 2018 - 20 May 2018
MNAC, Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona España + Google Map

The  Arts and Crafts movement, linked to design and decorative arts, was born in Great Britain around 1880 and it was developed until the First World War.  It spread rapidly throughout America and Europe until reaching Japan.  Its maximum ideologist was the artist and writer William Morris (1834-1896) and took its name from the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, founded in London in 1887. +info

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