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February 2, 2018
February 2, 2018

Madrid Design Festival

Courtesy Madrid Design Festival.

Madrid Design Festival program and details
February 1–28, 2018

Madrid Design Festival
La Fábrica
Verónica 13
28014 Madrid Madrid
Hours: Monday–Friday 7pm–9am


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From product and industrial design to graphic design, architecture, communications and interior design, all the disciplines will be present in the 200 activities in which 320 designers and professionals will take part.

Exhibitions, workshops, master classes, professional meetings, conferences and installations in urban spaces will be the key features of the festival.

Jaime Hayon, Erwan Bouroullec, Jasper Morrison, Rossana Orlandi, Daan Roosegaarde, Martí Guixé, Abbott Miller, Inma Bermúdez, Jeffrey Ludlow, Toni Segarra, Fernando Gutiérrez, Teresa Sapey, Juan Herreros, Oskar Zieta, Nacho Carbonell and Mischer Traxler are some of key attractions for this edition.

Madrid Design Festival will feature 48 exhibitions and urban installations, 28 museums and public and private institutions are participating as well as 25 brands with design in their DNA.

Helsinki is the festival’s guest city and there will be a full programme of activities to show the best of Finnish design in Madrid.

On February 14–16, MadridDesignPRO, at the Official College of Architects of Madrid (COAM), will offer more than 100 hours of professional activities with over 70 guests who are coming to Madrid with the common goal of redesigning the world.

The local design community will play an essential role in the planned events through Showrooms and the Festival OFF with 40 spaces featuring installations, specific decoration and proposals from designers based in Madrid.

From February 1–28, Madrid will host the first edition of Madrid Design Festival. This event, which will take place throughout the city, will turn the capital of Spain into an international design showcase for a month every year.

Madrid Design Festival is a new project from La Fábrica created with the aim of helping to democratise design, to convey the importance of a discipline that transforms our daily lives and to put Madrid and Spain on the international design map.

Madrid Design Festival aims to place itself in the context of major international events and to launch a message to society that supports design by spotlighting innovative international initiatives and promoting the work of Spanish designers to the general public.

Madrid Design Festival will be a meeting point that will offer new perspectives to design lovers and it will encourage the public to get involved and to know this discipline, while at the same time offering professionals somewhere to meet. It will also highlight the value of the legacy of companies and institutions committed to supporting design.

The festival will set out an overall comprehensive view of design, ranging from product and industrial design to graphic, architecture, interior design, communications and interior design, hybridising them all into a contemporary and innovative format.

To this end, Madrid Design Festival offers a multidisciplinary programme to show proposals from leading designers while, at the same time, supporting young ones. With more than 320 professionals, 200 activities, 48 exhibitions and support from 28 museums and institutions and 25 brands with design in their DNA, the festival will feature exhibitions, workshops, master classes, installations in the urban space, music, a programme for professionals and proposals from the city’s business community.

Madrid Design Festival is directed by Álvaro Matias and has an advisory committee composed of Alberto Barreiro, Paloma Cañizares, Izaskun Chinchilla, Ana Domínguez Siemens, Juan Herreros, Jorge Penadés, Fernando Gutiérrez (creator of the festival’s graphic identity) and Toni Segarra who, along with SCPF, is responsible for the Redesigning the World communication campaign.

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