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Organizer
  • 2x4 Jeffrey Ludlow
  • 300.000 km/s
  • Abbott Miller
  • Adrián García
  • Ainara Murillo
  • Alberto Barreiro
  • Ana Domínguez Siemens
  • Blanca Cortés
  • Ciszak Dalmas
  • Daan Roosegaarde
  • Dagmar Kestner
  • Daniel Germani
  • Erwan Bouroullec
  • Fernando Gutiérrez
  • Gabriela Lendo
  • Gerardo Penas
  • Inma Bermúdez
  • Inma Bermúdez
  • Izaskun Chinchilla
  • Jasper Morrison
  • Javier Cañada
  • Jeffrey Ludlow
  • Joe Lozano
  • Jorge Penadés
  • Juan Herreros
  • Juan Santa-Cruz
  • Kari Korkman
  • London College of Fashion
  • London College of Fashion
  • Luz Camino
  • Machado-Muñoz Gallery
  • Marlène Huissoud
  • Martí Guixé
  • Massoud Hassani
  • Mathias Schwartz-Clauss
  • Mischer'Traxler
  • Mischer'Traxler
  • Nacho Carbonell
  • Naranjo Etxebarria
  • Oskar Zieta
  • Pablo Rubio
  • Paloma Cañizares
  • Pascua Ortega
  • Pilar Vélez
  • Quico Vidal
  • Rossana Orlandi
  • Takk
  • Teresa Sapey
  • Tomás Alía
  • Toni Segarra
  • Toolsoffood: Luz Moreno y Anaïs Silvestro
  • Varios

Place
  • CC Conde Duque
  • CC Galileo
  • CentroCentro Cibeles
  • COAM
  • Espacio Fundación Telefónica
  • Fernán Gómez. Centro Cultural de la Villa
  • IED
  • Johnnie Walker House
  • La Neomudejar
  • Matadero - Central de Diseño/ DIMAD
  • Medialab-Prado
  • MINI Hub
  • Museo ABC
  • Museo de Artes Decorativas


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from 25.01.18 a 10.03.18

This Spanish design gallery is one of the big flagships in artist furniture production and the distribution of limited editions by national and international designers. From the 25th January to 10th March, the gallery will present the exhibition entitled Poli-Piel by designer Jorge Penadés. The designer explores the limits of leather in different pieces with a specific utility.

Poli-Piel, exhibition by designer Jorge Penadés
José Marañón, 4
M to F 11.00 am to 2.00 pm and 4.00 to 8.00 pm

First Saturday of the month: 11.30 am to 2.30 pm
machadomunoz.com
25th January to 10th March

11:00 a 20:00
from 30.01.18 a 04.03.18

El Museo ABC muestra, bajo el título A ritmo de Jazz. Diseño art déco en la Colección ABC, una selección de sus fondos que supone una revisión del diseño de interiores en el periodo de las primeras décadas del siglo XX conocido como art déco, a través de la ilustración de tendencias en la prensa escrita.

De la mano de artistas como Penagos, Rikardo, Santonja, Romley o Sáenz de Tejada, nos acercamos, a través de refinados interiores, a los modelos de vida urbanos en un momento de grandes cambios sociales y artísticos, uno de cuyos exponentes es el nacimiento de la música jazz. Nuevos interiores en los que se proyectaba una existencia elegante, definida por el mobiliario de diseño de vanguardia, con sus líneas geométricas y sus contrastes visuales como marcaban las nuevas tendencias. Nuevas propuestas que incluían también el uso en decoración de nuevas tecnologías, con materiales diferentes como el acero o la formica.

En la exposición, los dibujos seleccionados se presentan junto a mobiliario original, que comparten una misma inspiración: las pautas del estilo déco, creando un ambiente conjunto propicio para que los objetos y los dibujos dialoguen entre sí y con el público.

Horario: de martes a sábado de 11 a 20 horas, Domingos de 10 a 14 horas, lunes cerrado

Entrada gratuita

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from 31.01.18 a 08.04.18

Considered one of the great antiquarians of Madrid, Tiempos Modernos is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Specialising in art deco and design from the 1950s to 80s, it has unique and original pieces—furniture, lamps, chairs and other objects—meticulously selected in France, Italy, Great Britain and the Nordic countries. This classic Madrid shop will offer three activities. From 31st January to 4th March, we can see the exhibit The Marvellous Lamps of Serge Mouille, one of the 20th century’s benchmarks of interior lighting design. Tiempos Modernos is the exclusive distributor in Spain of original certified reissues by this Parisian designer. From 7th February to 8th April, it hosts the exhibition Picasso, Miró and Barceló: Three Spanish Masters, with 20 prints by these three 20th century legends. Lastly, on the 14th February the talk ‘El diseño de una marca’ (Designing a brand) will be given by Fernando Gutiérrez, in charge of the graphic identity of PHotoEspaña, Prado Museum, La Casa Encendida and Tiempos Modernos itself.

Exhibitions
The Marvellous Lamps of Serge Mouille

31st January to 4th March

Picasso, Miró and Barceló: Three Spanish Masters

7th February to 8th April

Talk
El diseño de una marca’ (Designing a brand) Fernando Gutiérrez
14 February at 8.00 pm
Arrieta, 17
M to F 10.30 am to 2 pm and 4.30 to 8.00 pm
Sa 11.00 am to 2.00 pm
www.tiempos-modernos.com
31st January to 8th April

10:30 a 20:00
1
Feb
from 01.02.18 a 28.02.18

Unique pieces for lovers of everything beautiful. Handcrafted fabrics made on hand looms. Employing natural fibres and vegetable dyes. An ancient craft that offers a different option. That is the philosophy at Ábbatte, with the exhibition Cuando lo artesanal es de uso cotidiano (When Handicrafts are Used Everyday), a tribute to Spanish wool in textile objects for interior design and the clothing industry.

Cuando lo artesanal es de uso cotidiano. An exhibition paying tribute to Spanish wool by Elena Goded Rambaud
Villanueva, 27
M to F 10.00 am to 2.00 pm and 4.30 to 8.30 pm
Sa 10.30 am to 2.00 pm
www.abbatte.com
For the entire festival

All day long
1
Feb
from 01.02.18 a 28.02.18
All day long
1
Feb
from 01.02.18 a 28.02.18

Passion for contemporary furniture and an instinct for searching out antique and vintage pieces from elite 20th century European designers. This has been Batavia’s DNA since 1996. This fascination with the last century creates a link to Miguel Milá, one of the biggest advocates of Spanish 20th century design. This has led to the presentation of Función y belleza: 2 retos, 1 respuesta (Function and Beauty: 2 Challenges, 1 Response), an exhibition of his pieces and creative process.

Función y belleza: 2 retos, 1 respuesta, an exhibition by Miguel Milá
Free entry

Mejía Lequerica, 2
M to Sa 10 am to 2.30 pm and 4.30 to 8 pm
http://batavia.es
Throughout the festival

All day long
1
Feb
from 01.02.18 a 28.02.18

This original furniture shop with pieces by great masters of contemporary designs organises the largest exhibition of furniture by Carl Hansen and Son in Spain, as well as some pieces from Louis Poulsen’s lamp collection. Visitors during Off can enter a draw for a Wishbone chair and a CH88 chair, both by Hans J Wegner, an icon of the firm Carl Hansen and Son.

Furniture and lamp exhibition. Carl Hansen and Son’s furniture collection

Exhibition of the Louis Poulsen lamp collection
Conde de Xiquena, 10
M to F 11.00 am to 2.00 pm and 5.00 to 9.00 pm
www.chicandsoul.com
Throughout the festival

All day long
1
Feb
from 01.02.18 a 28.02.18

Teachings that generates real projects. That is the philosophy at DMAD, a design school and studio that also operates as a multipurpose space that offers different course and workshops related to design. Several design workshops will be organised during MDF. Furthermore, an ephemeral installation created by students will be exhibited to study the limits between urban and private spaces.

Courses, workshops and ephemeral installation
Consult schedule on Facebook and Instagram @dmadmadrid
Paseo de la Habana, 151
www.dmad.com
Throughout the festival

All day long
1
Feb
from 01.02.18 a 28.02.18

Much more than a creative agency, Experimento is an intersection between design, architecture, food design, branding and other branches of art and communications. With one purpose: to maximise and promote talent without any boundaries. In February, they will exhibit the works of creative young people with handicraft techniques and a contemporary vision that highlights combination of materials, finishes and colours.

Exhibition:  Encounter between different young creatives from the world of art and design
Palafox, 7
M to F 9.30 am to 7.30 pm
experimento.design
The whole month of February

09:30 a 19:30
from 01.02.18 a 28.02.18

Since 1984, this firm has occupied a space between haute couture and pret-à-porter without forgetting its meticulous attention in tailored orders. A trade done under criteria of perfectionism and devotion, exquisite patterns, expert cuts and impeccable finishes. In 2018 the space is devoted to promoting Spanish fashion by new designers. During the festival the most iconic gowns of its history will be exhibited.

Retrospective exhibition.
Exhibit of the most iconic gowns in its history
Conde de Aranda, 5, Ground Floor
M to F 11.00 am to 2.00 pm and 5.00 to 8.00 pm
Free entry
www.ignaciovaldes.com
Throughout the festival

11:00 a 20:00
1
Feb
from 01.02.18 a 28.02.18

Kike and Celia Keller run this studio-workshop dedicated to designer furniture manufacture and everyday objects. They also develop timeless comprehensive projects of a retro-futurist nature. A space buzzing with talent that will open its showroom during the festival to exhibit new pieces and designs by Kikekeller, along with the work of emerging designers selected for the event.

Showroom. Exhibition of new pieces and designs by Kikekeller, and works by emerging designers
Corredera Baja de San Pablo, 17
Shop-gallery: M to Sa 11.00 am to 9.00 pm

Bar: Th to Sa 7.00 pm to 3.00 am
www.kikekeller.com
Throughout the festival

11:00 a 21:00
from 01.02.18 a 28.02.18

This interior architecture studio handles everything from restoring 19th century palaces to designing 21st century high-tech automated housing. Nestled side by side in its showroom are antiques brought from all over Europe, own design pieces and icons of American design. During the festival, it is creating a space to pay tribute to Picasso’s studio-house on the Costa Azul, with the participation of several artists.

Group tribute
Space to pay a tribute to Picasso’s studio-house on the Costa Azul
Conde de Aranda, 5, Ground Floor Right
M to F 10.30 am to 2.00 pm and 5.00 to 8.00 pm
Sa 10.30 am to 2.00 pm
www.lacalifornie.com
Throughout the festival

10:30 a 20:00
from 01.02.18 a 28.02.18

Artist Anabella Vivas presents Reflejo Ajeno (Alien Reflection), a show window design that can be seen the entire month. Further, on the 12th February, Pedro Da Silva, CEO of Vava Eyewear, will give a talk on brand philosophy. On the 14th February, Kate Lupinsky and Chris Mastalerz, founders of Massada Eyewear, discuss design for glasses and the application of new technologies to the art world. Invitations at info@latelieroptica.com.

Showroom and talks
Anabella Vivas, Pedro Da Silva, Kate Lupinsky and Chris Mastalerz
Moratín, 18
M to F 10.30 am to 2.30 pm and 4.30 to 8.30 pm

Sa 10.30 am to 2.30 pm and 4.30 to 8.00 pm
Talks: 8.30 pm
www.latelieroptica.com
Throughout the festival

10:30 a 20:30
1
Feb
from 01.02.18 a 28.02.18

This gallery, specialising in designer furniture and lighting, presents the exhibition Classic 20th Century Italian Designer Furniture and Lighting Pieces, with works by Gio Ponti, Fontana Arte, Melchiore Vega, Stilnovo, Ico Parisi and Franco Albini. Armchairs, bookshelves, coffee tables, bars, chairs and dining room tables make up the selection that can be visited throughout the month.

Classic 20th Century Italian Designer Furniture and Lighting Pieces
Exhibition with pieces by Gio Ponti, Fontana Arte, Melchiore Vega, Stilnovo, Ico Parisi and Franco Albini
Santa María, 20 and Moratín, 30
M to F 11 am to 2 pm and 5 to 8 pm
Sa 11 am to 3 pm
www.modernario.es
1st to 28th February

11:00 a 20:00
from 01.02.18 a 28.02.18

In 2012, Natalia Lumbreras established her studio in the former Palacio de los Duques de Asalto. There, she creates fashion and decorative accessories, using silk to make scarves and cushions. Arts & Crafts, Hand Painted Silks is an exhibition of her silk scarves and other exquisite hand-painted pieces in which colour and design are conceived to withstand the passing of time.

Arts & Crafts, Hand Painted Silks
Exhibition of silk scarves and other hand-painted objects
San Lorenzo, 11, Ground Floor, Inside 8
Please ring first: 630 875 700
www.natalialumbreras.com
Throughout the festival

All day long
1
Feb
from 01.02.18 a 28.02.18

This shop specialises in high-quality kilims, handmade carpets and fabrics from places in Central Asia. For Off, Hakeem, the owner of this establishment, has created Ikat, an event on dying techniques, during which he will create patterns on fabrics. Before dying the materials, he will make ties that prevent the dye from penetrating to create drawings during dying.

Ikat
Event on dying techniques
Pza. General Vara del Rey, 11 (Shops 6-7) and San Gregorio, 8

M to F 10.00 am to 2.00 pm and 4.00 to 8.00 pm
Sa and Su 10.00 am to 3.00 pm (Closed on Su of San Gregorio)
www.tailak.com
Entire month of February

10:00 a 20:00
from 01.02.18 a 28.02.18

We Crave arose from Vanessa Redondo’s passion to establish synergies between the creative disciplines. Governed by conceptual thought and the ambition to generate emotions, her designs range from the development of experimental materials to creating interactive spaces, challenging the relationship between handicrafts, industry and innovation. Throughout Off, she showcases the conflict of modern day society: while concerns about sustainability and technological dependence continue to grow, there is also an increasing disconnection from our natural environment. Instincts was born from this perspective, a joint project by We Crave and Masaaki Hasegawa, where we rediscover our relationship with nature through food, art, design and technology, learning to live with nature, and not from it. Along with the exhibition, Food Experiences will be held, an opportunity to rediscover our instincts during a dinner in which the relationship between the senses and nature will be extolled.

Exhibition and activities
Instincts
Exhibition: M to F 11.00 am to 7.00 pm
Sa 2.00 to 9.00 pm
Food Experience: Thursday and Friday (9.00 pm, only with booking)
Talks: Wednesday (7 to 8.30 pm), free with online registration
Conde de Xiquena 12, Shop 02
www.wecravedesign.com
5th to 28th February

All day long
from 01.02.18 a 28.02.18

Mirrors, bedside tables, sets of chair, dressing tables and the piece of furniture for personal grooming that Fernando VII ordered for his private rooms at the Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture (today the Prado Museum). These are just a few of the pieces selected for the route through the different furniture styles represented at the museum, between the reigns of Carlos IV and Isabel II: Neoclassical, Empire, Queen Regent and Isabellan Gothic.

All day long
from 01.02.18 a 28.02.18

The Sorolla Museum suggests a route consisting of three significant pieces that contribute to providing a new viewpoint of the museum’s collections, with the possibility of learning about technical and aesthetic aspects from a design viewpoint. Throughout the different spaces in the house, we will stop at the examples of contemporary pottery by artists like Anton Lang, and the marble radiator covers that decorate the rooms that were devised by Sorolla himself to disguise heaters. To finish, we will turn our attention to the living room with the ceiling lamp in bronze and opalescent glass from Tiffany’s in New York, which was commissioned by the painter on one of his trips to the United States. Two lamps with the same style, albeit a bit smaller, hang from the ceiling of the room adjoining the dining room and the dining room itself. The three pieces contrast with the rest of the Spanish style furnishings.

All day long
1
Feb
from 01.02.18 a 20.02.18

Speaking of La Fábrica is to speak to one of the epicentres of artistic talent, creativity and curiosity equally divided.  Located in Las Letras neighbourhood, its two storeys house a bookshop specialising in photography, with the collections of the most important international publishing houses, and an art gallery especially enticing for new collectors, with editions by great names from the art world at affordable prices. And we mustn’t forget the concept store, with a product catalogue that inspires and appeals to the senses, from the most avant-garde and conceptual to the most classic. For the festival, La Fábrica has created a unique catalogue, combining creations by Spanish designers and artists with international brands covering diverse styles. The show is rounded out with a selection of the best books on design, art, architecture and fashion.

Art bookshop-gallery.
Exhibition of creations by Spanish designers and artists.
Selection of the best books on design, art, architecture and fashion
Alameda, 9
M to Sa 11.00 am to 9.00 pm
Su 11.00 am to 3.00 pm
www.lafabrica.com
1st to 20th February

11:00 a 21:00
2
Feb
from 02.02.18 a 24.02.18

This firm devoted to the design and handmade production of hydraulic tiles is hosting four workshops entitled 'Geometry as the link for exploring customisation possibilities for this floor covering'. On the 2nd and 3rd February the workshop Geometry of architecture and fashion for floors will be held; on the 10th February, Techniques and development of a handmade hydraulic tile; and on the 24th February, Past, present and future of the hydraulic tile.

Geometry as the link
Workshops: Geometry (2nd and 3rd Feb.), Techniques for handmade hydraulic tiles (10th Feb.), History of hydraulic tiles (24th Feb.)
San Pedro, 16
Friday 2nd Feb. 4.00 to 8.00 pm
Sa 10 am to 2 pm
Other Fridays: 6 to 9 pm
www.mosaista.es
2nd to 24th February

All day long
from 02.02.18 a 23.02.18

Tour by jewellery expert Margarita Pérez Grande, who will analyse the important collection of jewellery brought together by José Lázaro, referring to issues such as the materials, techniques, types of pieces and symbolism, tying these points in with the customs, fashions and beliefs of each era. She will speak of the evolution process over time and details on the timeless nature of the designs that coexist with the innovations from each period. The jewellery, due to being created for personal adornment and as fashion accessories, define the tastes of each historical period.

February 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd | 6.30 pm

18:30
from 05.02.18 a 28.02.18

Embroidery is a traditional and international handicraft technique, a feminine and invisible art that has never left the home, decorating bed, bathroom and kitchen linens. Design, interior design and handicrafts join forces to create a dialogue between two people in this workshop. Large scale cross stitch embroidery lets us communicate with another person, talking and separating us a bit from the technology that absorbs us so much, a way of recovering the idea of paying attention to the people who we are with, working with our hands and going back to a time of traditions. In the space we will have panels shaped like a house with a metallic fabric to work on. We will take a journey through the artistic styles that touch different continents and speak both of textile and decorative motifs.

 

IED Madrid, calle Flor Alta 8.

Registration here

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from 06.02.18 a 25.02.18

Since the onset of the collaboration between Nacho Carbonell and Cervezas Alhambra for this project, and due to this brand’s connection to the Alhambra, the artist has been thinking of this fabulous monument as a source of inspiration in his design.

The installation of open transparent figures is his allusion to the Courtyard of the Lions. The idea of open space and the arrangement of the group of chairs incites the public to take time to open their senses and observe…

The high-backed chairs, reminiscent of the stylised svelte wood in the thin support columns at the Alhambra bear large display cases in which the nature of the light has an important function, creating lights and shadows dictated by the design of the bottles in an array of geometric decorations.

The melted bottles resting in the structure create a play of shapes and colours where the public feels—just like in the Courtyard of the Lions—invited to rest and contemplation.

To create the work, Nacho Carbonell used barley paste, which gives body and colour to the pieces, and melted over 10,000 Cervezas Alhambra beer bottles to create the glazed coverings that intertwine the chairs.

crear/sin/prisa (create/without/hurry) is the contemporary creation platform by Cervezas Alhambra that transfers the brand’s desire to promote artistic creation and to respect handcrafted traditions reinterpreted with a contemporary twist and stopping to appreciate the details with all our senses.

The Courtyard by Carbonell, Cervezas Alhambra’s new project on the crear/sin/prisa platform is exhibited for the first time as part of this edition of the Madrid Design Festival.

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from 06.02.18 a 28.02.18

For the first time in Spain, the Madrid Design Festival presents a retrospective exhibition of the works by Jaime Hayon, one of the most acclaimed designers of his generation.

Jaime Hayon (Madrid, 1974) is a multifaceted creator who has applied his highly personal and whimsical imagination to his every endeavour since opening his studio in 2000. He draws no distinction among the different arts on which he lays his hands: artistic design, handicrafts, interior design and illustration. His narrative fiction infects all his work with a fanciful and imaginative language of sinuous and organic shapes without regard for the exact discipline for which the pieces are created. Hayon is a serious and rigorous, organised and methodical, designer, who resolves matters of function and the use of the objects he designs effectively and with great attention to detail. However, he is also a creator who explores the blurry boundaries between design and art through pieces in which heeding a specific function is absolutely not the main objective. In any situation, combining function and emotion, his work encapsulates an optimistic, pleasant, positive and happy aesthetic, tinted at times with his inquisitive sense of humour and a good dose of irony.

This exhibition shows some of the works he has created both for art installations and the companies for which he has designed products, although its aim is not to be a mere catalogue of furniture and objects. On the contrary, we have tried to express the least known side of the production process, with the ambition of revealing and explaining how products move from fiction into reality, not as if by magic, but through the hard work and dedication of businesspeople and artists who, hand-in-hand with the designer—respecting his philosophy and with the determination of translating it into technologically or by hand, modifying, correcting, adding, risking, removing, improving—make it possible for the pieces to come into being. Jaime Hayon has a special predilection for pure materials like wood, glass and pottery, and extensive knowledge of artisan production, in which he places special emphasis on his personal commitment to revive and revitalise—and not let die or slip into disuse—traditional handcrafting techniques that are in danger of extinction and for which he feels a deep respect.

We have also wanted to reveal the behind the scenes—the backstage if you like—of this same process, bringing to light instead of hiding the references, sources of inspiration, details of the industrial and artisan production, that enrich the discourse and put his pieces into context. With this aim, we have created small cabinets of curiosities, which set out the seeds for his designs as captured in sketchbooks, old catalogues, books and all types of objects that help to explain the creative process and shed light on the mental associations from which ideas are born. Specifically, the sketchbooks are extremely eloquent of the designer’s identity and of how his brain works. They show the freedom with which he expresses himself that he identifies as Mediterranean, Baroque and digital, and speak of the maximalism and grand gestures inherent to his being and that he later shapes and tames to serve up in the right doses.

 

Text: Ana Domínguez Siemens

Location: Fernán Gómez Villa Cultural Centre
Dates: 6–28.02.2018
Exhibition curator: Ana Domínguez Siemens

All day long
from 06.02.18 a 28.02.18

For the first time in Spain, the Madrid Design Festival presents a retrospective exhibition of the works by Jaime Hayon, one of the most acclaimed designers of his generation.

Jaime Hayon (Madrid, 1974) is a multifaceted creator who has applied his highly personal and whimsical imagination to his every endeavour since opening his studio in 2000. He draws no distinction among the different arts on which he lays his hands: artistic design, handicrafts, interior design and illustration. His narrative fiction infects all his work with a fanciful and imaginative language of sinuous and organic shapes without regard for the exact discipline for which the pieces are created. Hayon is a serious and rigorous, organised and methodical, designer, who resolves matters of function and the use of the objects he designs effectively and with great attention to detail. However, he is also a creator who explores the blurry boundaries between design and art through pieces in which heeding a specific function is absolutely not the main objective. In any situation, combining function and emotion, his work encapsulates an optimistic, pleasant, positive and happy aesthetic, tinted at times with his inquisitive sense of humour and a good dose of irony.

This exhibition shows some of the works he has created both for art installations and the companies for which he has designed products, although its aim is not to be a mere catalogue of furniture and objects. On the contrary, we have tried to express the least known side of the production process, with the ambition of revealing and explaining how products move from fiction into reality, not as if by magic, but through the hard work and dedication of businesspeople and artists who, hand-in-hand with the designer—respecting his philosophy and with the determination of translating it into technologically or by hand, modifying, correcting, adding, risking, removing, improving—make it possible for the pieces to come into being. Jaime Hayon has a special predilection for pure materials like wood, glass and pottery, and extensive knowledge of artisan production, in which he places special emphasis on his personal commitment to revive and revitalise—and not let die or slip into disuse—traditional handcrafting techniques that are in danger of extinction and for which he feels a deep respect.

We have also wanted to reveal the behind the scenes—the backstage if you like—of this same process, bringing to light instead of hiding the references, sources of inspiration, details of the industrial and artisan production, that enrich the discourse and put his pieces into context. With this aim, we have created small cabinets of curiosities, which set out the seeds for his designs as captured in sketchbooks, old catalogues, books and all types of objects that help to explain the creative process and shed light on the mental associations from which ideas are born. Specifically, the sketchbooks are extremely eloquent of the designer’s identity and of how his brain works. They show the freedom with which he expresses himself that he identifies as Mediterranean, Baroque and digital, and speak of the maximalism and grand gestures inherent to his being and that he later shapes and tames to serve up in the right doses.

Ana Domínguez Siemens

09:00 a 21:00
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from 06.02.18 a 28.02.18

This show presents the historic evolution of the household appliance since the beginning of the 20th century, via the most significant pieces, grouped into their functions: food conservation, preparation and cooking, cleaning, air conditioning, personal hygiene, entertainment and communications.

The chronological development of objects lets us appreciate the fast technological evolution they have undergone and, in turn, the importance that design has continued to take on over time, becoming, even beyond usefulness, their main attraction.

It will showcase technology's impact on the home through advances in innovation and design. A visit back into our recent daily history among refrigerators, ranges, blenders, kettles, toasters, stoves, washing machines, irons, vacuum cleaners, record players, radios, televisions and telephones.

09:00 a 21:00
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from 06.02.18 a 28.02.18

Alex Steinweiss, Jim Flora, David Stone Martin, Reid Miles, John Berg, Paula Scheer, Andy Warhol, Rick Griffin, Mouse & Kelley, Neon Park, Peter Corriston, Hipgnosis, Roger Dean, Jamie Reid, Peter Saville, Mark Farrow, Stanley Donwood, The Designers Republic, Banksy, José Bort, Daniel Gil, Jordi Fornas, Iván Zulueta, Máximo Moreno, Juan Gatti, Javier Aramburu.

In 1977, Malcolm McLaren, the ineffable manager of the Sex Pistols, when questioned by a music reviewer on the lack of instrumental talent of the band he represented, he responded icily: ‘if people only bought albums for the music, this business would have folded a long time ago’.

The history of popular music has proven that genres like jazz, blues, rock and roll, pop, psychedelic, glam, punk, soul, disco, hip-hop, indie pop, electronica and any of the more fleeting sub-genres that have appeared in the last 80 years are not just music, but also image. Prior to the popularisation of music videos on channels like MTV and internet portals like YouTube, this image had its most perfect incarnation (apart from the actual appearance of the musicians) on the 7, 10 and 12 inch album covers that protected the vinyl discs.

The exhibition Vinilygráfica aims to trace the genealogy of the relationship between graphic design and pop music, through a meticulous selection of over 200 album covers released between 1940 and the present, spotlighting the figures—often unknown—of the art directors and designers behind the main record labels.

Graphic design has been linked to the music industry practically since its inception, first on the covers of sheet music notebooks acquired by aficionados in the 19th century, and later on the album covers that protected the 78 rpm shellac discs since the turn of the 20th century. These discs were first marketed and sold with austere brown paper sleeves over them, bearing no designs, until the appearance in 1940 of the record ‘cover’ as we know it today. Pioneers in this field include Alex Steinweiss, Jim Flora and David Stone Martin, present in this exhibition with some of their most iconic designs.

With the appearance in 1948 of the long-play (LP) 33 rpm vinyl disc, the 31.1cm card cover that wrapped it became a symbolic blank canvas just waiting to be filled with meaning, in a stimulating display of fine art experimentation that has long fascinated and pleasantly surprised us. Renowned designers among sector professionals who are largely unknown by the general public, like: Reid Miles, John Berg, Peter Corriston, Paula Scheer, Hipgnosis, Roger Dean, Jamie Reid, Peter Saville, Stanley Donwood, Jordi Fornas, Juan Gatti and Javier Aramburu have collaborated with a distinguished group of photographers, illustrators and visual artists who have created some of the most powerful visual images of 20th century popular culture. They also connected album buyers to the graphic arts in a much more emotional way and, at times, even in a more durable way than the actual music recorded on the grooves of the vinyl records they protected.

Album cover graphic design has played a prominent role in building the identities of composers and performers and symbolically transmitting the sociocultural values associated with each music genre by implementing iconographic codes that are today part of the collective imagination. However, they have also contributed to familiarising music lovers with the most avant-garde artistic trends of every era. In the 1950s and 1960s, this was done via bold dialogues between illustration, typography and photographic images, which in the 70s moved into experimentation with materials and formats. There was an endless gallery produced of fold-out covers, die cuts, stickers, cut outs and all types of gadgets that have also been employed as effective marketing tactics, as sales soared in a spectacular fashion.

Musical graphic design underwent its first large mutation with the arrival of punk and the shrinking of budgets at the end of the seventies and a deep full-fledged overhaul of packaging formats with the advent of the compact disc and the popularisation of music videos in the 80s. With each technological innovation, graphic design has seen its functions morph, to later reinvent itself, revealing a powerful ability to adapt to each new audiovisual ecosystem.

However, the story seems to have come to an end, making McLaren right. In the modern age of digital downloads and social networks, music is no longer consumed and promoted as a physical commodity, and the record industry has been facing a crisis that it has yet to recover from. Although for new generations record stores are in the best case scenario somewhat exotic and, in the worst, a vague flashback to the past, in the second decade of the 21st century, we are witnessing a surprising resurrection of vinyl in elite consumer circles situated in a strange niche between trend hunters and those nostalgic for the analogue era. Both groups seem to serve as reminders that the future of musical graphic design is yet to be written.

Javier Panera

09:00 a 21:00
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from 07.02.18 a 25.02.18

Every day we all become increasingly aware of the need to improve our habits and the collective awareness about our environment, although nonetheless our cities—gigantic and vast—are often far from reflecting this change of paradigm. It is urgent that, as citizens we contribute, along with different players like designers, public institutions, brands… and to start to collectively rethink new collective visions for our cities, which can regenerate the urban landscape in a way cohesive with people and their environment.

For this reason, MINI and Enorme Studio, a young design firm specialising in the public space and participative dynamics is making an original proposal, with an installation situated in the mythical Plaza Santa María Soledad Torres Acosta in Madrid. This installation, in addition to being a meeting point for design and the city, will concern itself with the use of renewable energies. It will have USB charging points and reading points lit by solar energy, as well as the possibility to charge devices with the kinetic energy generated by movement. This new habitable and efficient equipment will try to work on the most pressing challenges of daily life.

For over a year MINI has been in the Malasaña neighbourhood with its space open to creativity, the MINI Hub, which is now opening up to the outside with this installation. The inside will be invaded by meetings between designers who are rethinking new ways of making a city: city furniture workshops entitled Bench a Day, which will develop new ideas for urban benches; talks on interactive urban stages; new public space laboratories; and talks-debates on how cities of the future will be. All these activities will handle urban design and the city as their main topic to work on in a collaborative, trans-disciplinary and intergenerational way.

Montaña en la Luna represents an opportunity to experiment based on the idea of a designer office and portable architecture, on the street and close to users, with which any and all new proposals for cities of the future must be co-designed. This new endeavour by MINI is framed within its objective of improving urban life, contributing to a rational use of resources and maximising the motto ‘Creative Use of Space’ inherent to the brand’s DNA.

All day long
from 08.02.18 a 28.02.18

A must-see for those seeking frames for glasses outside the traditional sales circuit. Its differential trait is to support independent brands with a commitment to design and quality. With this philosophy, from the 8th to 15th February, the shop presents Nina Mûr Eyewear Jewel & Eighties Collection, and from the 15th to 25th Feb. the most iconic models by Michel Henau Eyewear. Both collections will be offering up to a 30% discount.

Presentation of new styles of glasses

Nina Mûr Eyewear, from the 8th to 15th February
Michel Henau Eyewear, from 15th to 25th February
San Andrés, 2
M to Sa 11 am to 2 pm and 5 to 8.30 pm
www.aloheoptica.es
From the 8th to the 25th February

All day long
8
Feb
from 08.02.18 a 28.02.18

At Caotics they love art and artists. And 100% Spanish brand products is their priority. On 8th February, Andrea Santamarina and Verónica Mar Art present En el límite de la Objetualidad. Los otros somos nosotras (At the Limits of Objectuality: Others are Us), an exhibition-installation curated by Marta Valea, with a dialogue between both of their works to show that the boundaries between art and design are dubious and how art should be connected to life.

En el límite de la Objetualidad: Los otros somos nosotras
Exhibition by Andrea Santamarina and Verónica Mar Art curated by Marta Valea
Travesía de Belén, 3, Ground Floor
M to Sa 11 am to 2.30 pm and 5 to 8.30 pm
www.caotics.es
From 8th February to 28th February

All day long
8
Feb
from 08.02.18 a 28.02.18

Distributor specialising in original furniture created by great 20th century architects and designers and produced by Fritz Hansen, Knoll, Cassina, Vitra and Flexform among others, Naharro hosts an exhibition showcasing furniture from the 1950s. An exhibit that offers timeless and iconic pieces from over half a century ago that continue to influence decorative guidelines today.

Furniture exhibition
Exhibit offering timeless and iconic pieces from the 50s
Granada, 57 and 62
M to F 10.00 am to 2.00 pm and 4.30 to 8.00 pm
Sa 11.00 am to 2.00 pm
www.naharro.com
Throughout the festival

10:00 a 20:00
9
Feb
from 09.02.18 a 23.02.18
All day long
10
Feb
from 10.02.18 a 24.02.18

The Danish contemporary furniture brand has been creating customisable and functional accessories and furniture for over 65 years. On the occasion of Off, BoConcept and Mirarte propose DecoKids by BoConcept: a workshop for children during which they will learn about design, interior design and decorating concepts through educational games and activities. This will help foster their creativity and incite their creative interest.

DecoKids by BoConcept
Children’s workshop on design, interior design and decorating ideas
Limited entry. Register on social networks (@boconceptspain)
Lagasca, 88
11.30 am to 1.00 pm
www.boconcept.es
10th, 17th and 24th February

All day long
from 10.02.18 a 28.02.18

During the Madrid Design Festival, the Chus Burés Madrid Studio is organising an experimental workshop, given by Jorge Latorre (Juan Carlos I Univ.) for Design and Fine Arts students; a talk on the Fascination Project by José Luis Eguía, PhD in Interactive Digital Communications and, every Friday in February, it will host conferences on the creative processes of Burés and talks by Victoria Hidalgo Nieto.

Workshop, conferences and talks

Chat with José Luis Eguía: 10th February, 10.30 am to 1.00 pm
Experimental workshop: 20th February, 5.00 to 8.00 pm
Conferences on Burés’ creative processes: Fridays 4.00 to 6.00 pm
Serrano, 68, 4 Left
www.chusbures.com

Throughout the festival

* Registration for activities up to five days before event

10:30 a 20:00
from 11.02.18 a 27.02.18

Neo2 magazine and the Sancal furniture firm have created the the New Designers Awards. The awards for new Spanish design. Twelve awards divided into two categories: fashion and home product.

The six winners in each category—12 in total—were selected by Neo2 editors in collaboration with the Sancal team, under this premise: to search for young emerging talents who stand out for their creativity and who are working in Spain.

Within each category, fashion and home product, two levels of creators were established, those who are starting now, and those who have been working for a four or five seasons already.

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Sorolla and Fashion sets out a journey through the world of fashion from the era of Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) via his paintings, particularly the female portraits he created between 1890 and 1920.

In recent years, thanks to the publication of monographs and studies and the holding of exhibitions, there has been more analysis on the different facets of Joaquín Sorolla’s work, including the importance of the portrait, to such a degree that some of his works are now considered essential to the history of Spanish portraiture: from his portraits done inside, which reveal his admiration of Velázquez (such as in La Familia, 1901, at this exhibition) to his portraits in the open air, which were his main contribution to this genre. Sorolla left us an admirable and large gallery of characters, ranging from aristocrats, writers, scientists and artists, as well as friends and members of his own family.

Joaquín Sorolla was an enthusiastic spectator, capable to capturing the beauty of people in street life, and very attentive to changes in fashion, elegance and social manners. His portraits are a catalogue of period clothing, and we can see the detail of the fabrics, the shine of the silks, the rich textures of the velvets and lace but, above all, the style, bearing and grace of the figures that fashion has created in its constant evolutions. In his trips to Paris, Sorolla took advantage of leisure time to do one of his favourite things: buy clothing for his wife and two daughters.

In the last third of the 19th century, a person's external appearance was considered a manifestation of their inner character. This is why clothing played such an important role, and the smallest detail was revelatory of the person's identity. Thus, the ‘art of elegance’ had an even greater value than beauty for some mindsets of that period. In Spain, the pages of publications like La vida galante, La Moda Elegante, Blanco y Negro and La Ilustración took great efforts to keep end-of-century Spanish women up to date on ‘what is being worn’, giving cutting edge news on the latest trends.

All day long
12
Feb
from 12.02.18 a 25.02.18
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13
Feb
from 13.02.18 a 28.02.18

Design is art and curiosity. From the studio id.real, we add Becurious Gallery, devoted to co-creation. The Dare to Share exhibition explores the eat-share-play relationship with the Ágape tableware collection, designed for 21st century diners. These pieces dare to share the table with granny’s dishes and adapt both for stews or mezzes, with a highly colourful presentation.

The art of harmonious coexistence.

Exhibition to revisit the tradition of eating with company in the 21st century
Castelló, 19, Left Shop
M to Th 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
F 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
Free entry
www.idreal.es
13th to 28th February

10:00 a 18:00
from 15.02.18 a 15.03.18

_2B Space To Be is a hybrid and multidisciplinary exhibition space, associated with the Moneo Brock architectural firm, which hosts exhibitions and talks. Coinciding with the festival, Todomuta Studio presents Re-Collectors, a search for new forms and interpretations of design and art, in order to explore their limits. A understanding that is aware that art is the way, probably the only way.

Re-Collectors exhibition
Opening: 13 February, 8.00 to 10.00 pm
Benigno Soto, 14, Ground Floor
M to F 10 am to 2 pm and 4 to 7 pm
www.spacetobe.art
15 February to 15 March

10:00 a 19:00
from 15.02.18 a 01.04.18
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from 15.02.18 a 23.02.18

Krater from Tomb 43 in Baza (Granada)

A banquet scene is represented on the main face of this attic red-figure bell krater, depicting three pairs of reclining men and, in the middle, a woman playing the double flute (aulos).

This krater was found in tomb 43 of the Iberian necropolis of Baza and was part of the burial objects of three people, whose cremated bones were contained in this and another two Attica kraters. In Ancient Greece, where it was produced, this krater was employed as a container for wine mixed with water in the symposium party. Subsequently, the Iberians used it as a cinerary urn.

 

Lady of Elche A touch of distinction

Sculpted in ronde-bosse, the bust represents a lady with an idealised face who is richly dressed and jewelled.  It was originally polychromed and her eyes were filled with vitreous paste. All these features contributed to adding an air of distinction that she still has, despite the erosion of the polychrome.  There is a cavity in the back.

There are several hypotheses on the function and artistic affiliation. Although the exact function is unknown, it is commonly accepted that the bust was commissioned by an Iberian to a Greek sculptor or it was created in Greek workshops.

February 15th, 16th, 22nd y 23rd | 6pm

18:00
from 16.02.18 a 20.05.18

The onset of the industrial production of mass-produced products in the 19th century, all completely identical, was viewed as a great advance at that time, because they not only provided consumers with items at more democratic prices, but also because they were ‘perfect’, as all flaws inherent to hand made products were eliminated. The years went by and the idea slowly started to appear that maybe, these detested imperfections, had their positive side, as they on the one hand added a human touch to the object and, on the other, added diversity. Through the mass production of equal products, industry started to be seen as an inflexible, hierarchical and somewhat dictatorial framework that left no room for differentiation, and it obliged consumers to live in a homogenised environment.

Pioneer of this anti-serialisation school of thought is master Gaetano Pesce, who in the 70s was already speaking of malfatto—meaning badly made or imperfect—as a positive trait to be celebrated in objects. Pesce is neither a romantic nor nostalgic, never posing the matter in terms of an aspiration to eliminate industry and promote a return to artisan production. His objective has always been to attain this desired or yearned for singularity that makes objects unique, from the platform of industrial production, managing via this production to obtain a reflection more closely in line with our society today, which is fortunately and unequivocally diverse.  He then executed two projects for the company Cassina, the ‘Dalila’ chair and the ‘Sit Down’ armchair, which let factory operators decide on the final form, thus achieving that each one was slightly different from the rest.

Thanks to new technologies and the impact of social networks on society, today it is easier to manufacture non-standardised products. There are many designers who offer differentiated products or let variations be added as requested by the end consumer. Design personalisation and customisation is common today. This exhibition contemplates this concern of contemporary designers to respond to consumers’ wishes to escape from this undifferentiated domestic landscape. Some of the projects displayed are quite experimental, exploring this idea and its possible implications from a conceptual viewpoint, raising questions for debate. Another of the projects exhibited shows how these same ideas are now commercialised by different companies to respond to consumers’ yearning to have an individual identity.

Ana Domínguez Siemens

10:00 a 20:00
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Design and architecture conceived as art, whether it be sculpture, performance or installation. Soynard, una roca y todo por la ventana (Soynard, a Rock and Everything out the Window) is the proposal created by Andrés Izquierdo, Álvaro Ferreira and Pablo Ferreira. Large scale furniture for an outside space where we will witness live performances by experts such as Studio La Cube, Julen Ussía and Javier Montoro. Weekday visits by appointment at hola@colectivolacosa.com.

Soynard, una roca y todo por la ventana
Architecture and design created as Art of Things by La Cosa, Julen Ussia, Javier Montoro and Studio La Cube
Luis Cabrera, 16
11.00 am to 6.30 pm
Free entry
www.colectivolacosa.es
17--18/ 24-25 February

11:00 a 18:30
from 19.02.18 a 28.02.18

bulthaup claudio coello is the new bulthaup showroom in Madrid, that exhibits and sells a selection of premium kitchens designed and produced by this German firm that is a leader in its sector. Kitchens that are distinguished by their quality, functionality, design and innovation, created with extraordinary precision and technical perfection, and created under the architectural premise of the kitchen as the hub of a home.

 

A TOAST TO THE NEW SHOWROOM
We invite you to come and see our new showroom and enjoy a glass of champagne.
Free entry
Claudio Coello, 17
M to F 10 am to 2.30 pm and 4 to 7.30 pm
Sa 10.30 am to 2.00 pm
www.bulthaup-coello.com
19th to 28th February

All day long
19
Feb
19.02.18

Fragrance becomes the extension of the person. Draping the person in exclusivity, the search for excellence and offering non-mainstream scent is the purpose of the signature perfumes available at Abanuc. On the occasion of MDF, this temple to exquisite scents is lending space to Natalia Lerdo de Tejada so she can organise olfactory workshops to take us through Diptyque’s 50 years of history.

Diptyque, 50 years of fragrances: olfactory workshops
Plaza de las Salesas, 10

February 19th, from 6pm to 8pm

Consult opening hours
www.abanuc.com

For the entire festival

18:00 a 20:00
21
Feb
21.02.18

Family business with over seven decades of experience creating outside furniture for terraces and gardens. Three generations on board for a journey that started in the 1940s in the heart of the Valencian textile industry. At the Madrid Design Festival, they present a showroom with the latest in outside furniture, as well as collections of handmade rugs, poufs and textile spaces that are part of their Gan brand.

Showroom and event: 76 years of history
We invite you to learn about the company’s origins and the essence of the brand.
Marqués de Monasterio, 1
From 10 am to 2 pm and 4 to 8 pm
Free entry
www.gandiablasco.com
www.gan-rugs.com
21st February from 7 to 9 pm

19:00 a 21:00
22.02.18

The design of spaces is facing challenges that take it beyond its traditional borders and push it into experimentation. In this first session, ‘Technology and Spaces’, they will debate the changes in spaces as the result of technological advances and how these new technological tools affect the actual design of spaces. Miguel Barahona, architect and lecturer at the European Institute of Design in Madrid, will be the moderator and curator of this series of conferences.

More information: info.madridgallery@roca.net - 900 103 252

19:00 a 21:00
from 23.02.18 a 22.04.18
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24
Feb
24.02.18

A colon and a right parentheses can represent a smile. In this workshop we will see how to express emotions with the least number of steps possible. We will analyse emojis, the universal language of expressions, and we will do activities in which we will create our own characters.

Aimed at children between 7 and 13
February 24th | 10.30am to 1.30pm

Registration: https://iedmadrid.com/eventos/febrero-diseno-te-sacara-casa-ied-madrid-madrid-design-festival/

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27.02.18

Closure of the Second Edition of the series of Short Films on Innovation and Trends in Contemporary Architecture. ‘Short on Architecture’ emerged with the aim of promoting shorts as a medium for effectively explaining new architecture. After the screening, there will be a colloquium between the audience and Jaime Bartolomé, architect and co-director of GilBartolomé Architects, and Jesús Granada, director of the short, and architect and architecture photographer.

More information: info.madridgallery@roca.net - 900 103 252

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19:00 a 21:00
28.02.18

D-Day closes the 2018 Madrid Design Festival. An afternoon of ideas and parties to bid farewell to the first edition of this big international design event in Madrid. The iconic Hall of Columns at the Circulo de Bellas Artes—one of Madrid’s grandest buildings—designed by Antonio Palacios in 1919, will be the site for two different talks with intellectuals, artists and researchers who use the word ‘design’ to think and debate on the future.

19.00 CONVERSATION: Juan Navarro Baldewerg and Manuel Fontán del Junco, moderated by Lucia Jalón

The word ‘design’ lends itself to thoughts on the future and preparing for this future. Juan Navarro Baldewerg, architect, painter, sculptor and writer, chats to Manuel Fontán, director of exhibitions at the Juan March Foundation, on the relationships between architecture, art, culture and design.

The conversation is moderated by Lucía Jalón, an architect and director of studies at Sur, the arts school founded by the Círculo de Bellas Artes and La Fábrica.

20.00 CONFERENCE: José Manuel Sánchez Ron and Enrique Alonso, moderated by David Sánchez Usanos

José Manuel Sánchez Ron, physicist and professor of History of Science, National Essay Award winner and member of the Royal Spanish Academy, and Enrique Alonso, lecturer of Logic and Theory of Computation, researcher and essayist on internet and social media, will talk about the role that science and technology can play in shaping the future and its possible design.

The conference will be moderated by David Sánchez Usanos, lecturer of Philosophy and academic director at SUR.

19:00