Catalonia confirms its role as a land of design. The 14th edition of Barcelona Design Week comes to a conclusion on 20 June: 9 days enlivened by an interesting program of events, workshops, installations, debates and conferences. An event that has become an important appointment for sector professionals, following the exhibition that was a protagonist of the FuoriSalone 2019 in Milan, Inspired in Barcelona: Mediterranean Design.
BDW is organized by Barcelona Centre de Disseny and Foment de les Arts i del Disseny, with the support of the Ajuntament de Barcelona and the Generalitat de Calanunya. The organizers have set two objectives: to bring design to the widest possible audience, and to increase international visibility of the Catalan furniture industry, with almost 1800 companies and annual sales of half a billion euros.
The initiatives throughout the city gravitate around the theme “Transitions” which suggests an evolution towards a society capable of conserving the natural balance of the planet, in a perspective of progress that makes human beings its central focus, a fundamental factor for truly sustainable development.
Italy is also a protagonist, with the exhibition The search for the borderline between useful and useless by Mario Trimarchi. The show presents a collection of drawings that narrate the story of different products, playing with the invisible boundary between idea and reality, dreams and the truth of things.