The Festival

Madrid Design Festival Madrid Design Festival is an international event that will convert Madrid into the capital of design and elevate the city to a privileged position on the international arena. The festival will be held in February 2018 and will encompass all design disciplines, from architecture to graphic design, communications to interior design, all of them hybridising into a contemporary and innovative format.

Madrid Design Festival is a widespread project that will infiltrate every corner of the city, becoming the very best tool to democratise design and transmit the importance of this discipline that transforms our lives each and every day. A language that can generate methodologies, change mentalities, positively alter our environment and, above all, redesign the world.

The festival will be full of ambitious proposals that will place design on the city’s cultural calendar, attracting national and international visitors to its exhibits and workshops that will be held at different places throughout the capital.

And to do so, Madrid Design Festival proposes a cross-disciplinary programme to showcase creations both from leading designers and new young professionals. Every February, the festival will convert Madrid into a city-wide celebration, opening the season during which the city becomes a cutting-edge space in the fields of design and creativity, with world-renowned events like the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid and the ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair.

Since its inception, Madrid Design Festival, devised and created by La Fábrica under the direction of Álvaro Matías, has worked in collaboration with an advisory committee made up of independent experts specialising in different fields: Fernando Gutiérrez, Toni Segarra, Ana Domínguez-Siemens, Paloma Cañizares, Juan Herreros, Alberto Barreiro, Izaskun Chinchilla and Jorge Penadés.