Two different exhibition layouts let the international audience to experience the real feeling coming from the rhythms, the colors and the unique lifestyle of Barcelona. In 14, via Dante, Milan, there’s now only one unique destination: Barcelona, with all its colors, its collective and sunny nature, its multitude of characters, cultural heritage, forms and traditions.
The “Inspired in Barcelona: Mediterranean Design” exhibition indeed makes the most authentic soul of this city come true. The event – promoted by Catalonia Trade & Investment, Ajuntament de Barcelona and organized by BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny with the participation of Habitat Cluster Barcelona – brings to Milan Design Week a piece of Barcelona’s lifestyle through the “Warm, Diverse, Open, Emotional” main issues, the selection of about 100 design products and a double exhibition layouts.
Two exhibition spaces, parallel to each other, are thus proposed to highlight in in a different way how the Mediterranean is a source of creativity: the first layout, designed by Emiliana Design Studio for BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny offers an overall scenario of the city and abstractly emphasizes – through chairs, outdoor stools, lounge sofas and rattan sittings, different type of lighting products, natural fiber carpets, office and contract systems and urban furniture – the traditional public spaces like streets, squares and waterfronts, hospitality areas and inhabit styles.
The second exhibition layout is instead designed by CODIC – Col.legi de Dissenyadores d’Interiors i Decoradors de Catalunya for Habitat Cluster Barcelona: it is conceived like an experimental lab, where finishings, the most common and innovative materials, decoration ideas for indoor and outdoor and textile solutions are matched together.
Besides renowned brands – such as Marset, BD Barcelona, Santa&Cole, Vibia, Mobles 114, Kettal and Nanimarquina – “Inspired in Barcelona: Mediterranean Design” also offers a great opportunity to smaller companies and to a group of young designer who have been able to think about a new aesthetic, reconsidering the traditional resources and manufacturing techniques and turning them in unusual ideas.
The “Mediterranean Design” focus, chosen for the second MDW edition of the “Inspired in Barcelona” project, therefore marks a new aesthetic language that Barcelona’s creative talent always renews in its excellent design. The Catalan design actually looks at the ways of living and translates them into a unique design project, establishing new lifestyles where functionality, emotion and the values of Barcelona are harmonized. Source and photos Courtesy of Design Fever.