Festival OFF

¿What is Festival OFF?

Festival OFF is a platform created to give voice to the main players in Madrid’s world of design, inviting them to be part of the festival by developing interesting creations at their facilities. Among the participating commercial spaces  are design galleries, shops, studios, workshops, restaurants and pop-up shops. The spaces have been invited to highlight their singularity by proposing all types of activities, which can range from exhibits of collections, exhibitions, installations, product launches, talks and routes, all centred on one of the numerous disciplines of design, including architecture, furniture, graphics, lighting, pottery, and a long etcetera.

Madrid Design Festival works to maximise the dissemination of OFF spaces via all festival channels: printed guide, official website, newsletter and social media platforms. The Festival OFF is a declaration of intentions that takes design to every corner of the city, creating a journey through some of Madrid’s spaces with the most personality that have design in their DNA.

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
25th January to 10th March

11:00 a 20:00
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.

The Marvellous Lamps of Serge Mouille

31st January to 4th March

Picasso, Miró and Barceló: Three Spanish Masters

7th February to 8th April

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
31st January to 8th April

10:30 a 20:00
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
For the entire festival

All day long
from 01.02.18 a 28.02.18
All day long
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
Throughout the festival

All day long
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
Throughout the festival

All day long
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
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
Throughout the festival

11:00 a 20:00
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
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
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
Throughout the festival

10:30 a 20:30
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
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
Throughout the festival

All day long
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.

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)
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
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
5th to 28th February

All day long
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
1st to 20th February

11:00 a 21:00
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
2nd to 24th February

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
From the 8th to the 25th February

All day long
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
From 8th February to 28th February

All day long
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
Throughout the festival

10:00 a 20:00
from 09.02.18 a 23.02.18
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

Throughout the festival

* Registration for activities up to five days before event

10:30 a 20:00
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
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
15 February to 15 March

10:00 a 19:00
from 17.02.18 a 25.02.18

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
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.


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
19th to 28th February

All day long

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
21st February from 7 to 9 pm

19:00 a 21:00