from 27.09.19 a 12.04.20

The Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas (National Museum of Decorative Arts - MNAD) shows for the very first time one of its least known collections: a selection of watercolour sketches for posters painted between 1900 and 1936, that its predecessor, the Museo Nacional de Artes Industriales (National Museum of Industrial Arts) kept for the first third of the 20th century.


Dates: September 27, 2019 - April 12, 2020
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30am to 3pm. Sundays and public holidays from 10am to 3pm. Thursdays afternoon from 5pm to 8pm

Place: Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas
Admission: Free

23.01.20 a 23.02.20
23/01/20 a 23/02/20
from 23.01.20 a 23.02.20

This exhibition shows projects by designers and design studios that are a model of creativity, innovation and sustainability and have the power to fuse trade, craftsmanship and design in each project.


Dates: January 23 to February 23 
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Friday from 4pm to 9pm. Sundays and public holidays from 11am to 9pm
Place: Central de Diseño_DIMAD
Admission: Free

23.01.20 a 23.02.20
23/01/20 a 23/02/20
from 23.01.20 a 23.02.20

This exhibition introduces the proposals made by businesses as possible solutions to the major challenges involved in buying fast fashion. Businesses whose business models include projects to add social and environmental value.


Dates: January 23 to February 23
Visiting hours: Tuesdays to Fridays from 4pm to 9pm. Sundays and public holidays from 11am to 9pm
Place: Central de Diseño_DIMAD
Admission: Free

from 30.01.20 a 01.03.20

The first exhibition devoted to Partricia Urquiola in Madrid mainly focuses on her work as a designer, showing her works for industrial production, occasionally for craft production and frequently for the cross between them both. The exhibition is laid out in a non-chronological way, gathering the pieces around six still life paintings that explore a series of recurrent themes in her line of work and mindset. These six still life paintings are inspired by Dalí’s painting Nature Morte Vivante, where the objects are depicted in motion, breathing life into them. The exhibition revolves around the following pillars: "Transparent things" brings together a collection of objects that have been important throughout his career, a connection between the past and the future; the so-called “Empathic Journeys” between concepts and projects; the concept of “Resistances”, projects where there is some kind of tension; matters related to gender and all its declensions, a theme called “Gender? What Gender?”; and the positive pollination in the creative process reflected in the “Contaminations” part.

The exhibition shows products from the different stages in Urquiola’s career. She founded her own studio in 2001 and designed furniture, carpets, lamps, tableware, vases, fabrics, bathtubs, pottery and tiles, etc. The items reveal her way of tackling different materials and techniques, with inventiveness, creativity and a fresh approach that helps her break away from the traditional standards and often helps her find new answers to old problems. Her interest in color is the ongoing theme of the exhibition and is expressed through moments of rigor or exuberance, while the concern for sustainability is observed in the recurrent use of “Upcycling”, by means of pieces in which recycled materials are reused to produce new objects.


Dates: January 30 - March 1
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am a 9pm
Place: Fernán Gómez. Centro Cultural de la Villa
Curator: Ana Domínguez Siemens
Admission: Free

from 30.01.20 a 01.03.20

We first started hearing about industrial design around a hundred years ago. This was a new discipline that was meant to shape the objects produced by the incipient industry. Until then, there hadn’t been any need for projects in craftsmanship. The arrival of the Industrial Revolution was a life-changing milestone in the history of mankind. Suddenly the designer was expected to create a project that the industry would then materialise. With this dramatic change, the human scene would experience a radical transformation. Houses started changing their look along with their interiors, furniture, implements, devices and appliances. Streets too changed with the emergence of vehicles, whilst workplaces made room for machinery and computers. The new discipline that has shaped all these objects has been industrial design. A tool that is currently essential in any modern setting.

The purpose of this exhibition is to show how industrial design has shaped today's scene. Through the items exhibited and the opinion of several well-known designers, this exhibition analyses some of the products that have helped improve our lives. We will see how design is more than giving shape to a function. On the one hand, design is a great incentive for businesses that consider this creative discipline as the means to selling more products. On the other hand, design is also a means to further modern culture. It reflects the expression of human evolution from a technological point of view and a formal one.

This exhibition will clearly show the influence of the aesthetic trends in product design at different times. Here we will dissect the apparent dilemma between function and shape through outstanding items and we will find out their main characteristics. The exhibition will show works from as far back as the 50s and right up until now. 

This project is the initiative of gallery director Moisés Pérez de Albéniz who has loaned most of the pieces on display from his own private collection. Given the extension and diversity of the themes in this collection, we propose of selection of areas based on the following concepts: to cheapen, improve, complement, speed up, multifunction, reduce, signify and implement.

Additionally, for Madrid Design Festival 2020, JCDecaux will take the I work! Because that’s what I’m like exhibition out onto the streets, at the Plaza de Felipe II from February 1st to 15th, aiming to spread inspiring messages about design as an element that drives change in our environment and in the modern material landscape.


Dates: January 30 - March 1
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 9pm
Place: Fernán Gómez. Centro Cultural de la Villa 
Curator: Juli Capella
Admission: Free

30.01.20 a 01.03.20
30/01/20 a 01/03/20
from 30.01.20 a 01.03.20

Exhibition of the shortlisted projects for the Toca Madera competition for young professional designers. This exhibition shows the shortlisted projects of the Toca Madera (Touch Wood) competition that received over 40 entries by young professional designers from all over Spain.

The competition was jointly organised by AIDI (Association of Industrial Design Engineers) and AHEC (American Hardwood Export Council). For this competition, the participants were asked to take on the challenge of designing “infinite objects”. In other words, objects that will last forever, using wood as the main component, specifically, American red oak.

During the Madrid Design Festival 2020, a committee of well-known designers will choose the three winners who will win a 5.000€ cash prize. The winners will be announced on 15th February at the COAM venue after a talk about sustainable design.


Dates: January 30 - March 1 
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 9pm
Place: Fernán Gómez. Centro Cultural de la Villa
Admission: Free

from 31.01.20 a 17.04.20

This exhibition shows an eclectic selection of furniture developed and prototyped by the Madrid-based studio called los díez at the start of their career as product designers back in the early 90s.


Dates: January 30 - April 17
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30am to 3pm. Sundays and public holidays from 10am to 3pm. Thursdays afternoon from 5pm to 8pm

Place: Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas
Admission: Free

31.01.20 a 17.04.20
31/01/20 a 17/04/20
from 31.01.20 a 17.04.20

Tot Cor is a collaborative, artistic project organised by the artist Pepa Reverter who appeals to people’s generosity and kindness. Organised for charity with the support of the Miquel Valls Foundation who helps ALS patients, its main feature is the Cor, a vase made from the heart as a call for the great values of human beings. The designers contributing to this exhibition are: Juli Capella, Lolita Cortés, Rosa Cortiella, los díez, Catalina Estrada, Jaime Hayon, Javirroyo, Miralda, Marre Moerel, Sergio Mora, Jordi Torres, Ramón Úbeda, Lázaro Rosa-Violán and Ana Ruiz.


Dates: January 31 to April 17
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30am to 3pm. Sundays and public holidays from 10am to 3pm. Thursdays afternoon from 5pm to 8pm

Place: Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas
Admission: Free

01.02.20 a 29.02.20
01/02/20 a 29/02/20
from 01.02.20 a 29.02.20

Cosentino will be introducing the five winners of the Carved in Stone competition. This competition invited British architecture and design studios to create marble sculptures that would inspire “Life on Mars”. This initiative brings together tradition and future. The winning projects were designed by the most prestigious and award-winning studios in the United Kingdom: Cartwright Pickard, Foster + Partners, Hugh Broughton Architects, Ian Ritchie Architects and Tonkin Liu.


Dates: February 1 to 29 
Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm. Saturday from 10am to 2pm
Place: Cosentino City Madrid
Admission: Free

from 02.02.20 a 28.02.20

The Tradition of Innovating through Obsidian, which will be in the incredible space of Casa de México in Spain will be part of the Madrid Design Festival 2020. Adrián Rosado, Coordinator of the Bachelor's Degree Program in Industrial Design, had the privilege of being able to coordinate this beautiful project with the collaboration between artisans and students of our faculty with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the State of Hidalgo.

This project is part of the Tradition to Innovate through Popular Art program of the Faculty of Design and the Government of the State of Hidalgo whose objective is to explore the possibilities of materials, artisanal production processes in search of new concepts that revitalize the craftsmanship and the development of new products for the benefit of the artisan communities of that state.

On this occasion the students and teachers had the opportunity to experiment with the material and work in liaison with the artisanal communities, seeing the entire process from the extraction of the material to its transformation. Craft transformation processes, physical properties and even mystical and magical material were respected.

These results have been complemented with new student design objects. This collection has been in important national and international design forums such as: MACO Zone (CDMX), Mexican Open Design (CDMX), Franz Mayer Museum (CDMX), Garage Dos Casas (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico), Ventura Future ( Milan, Italy), Istituto Europeo Di Design (Milan, Italy), Wanted Design (New York, USA), Design District (London, United Kingdom) and Salón Nude (Valencia, Spain).

This year we will be present with this collection at Casa de México in Madrid from February 5 in which there will be an opening event and the exhibition will remain until February 28, day in which as a closing event will be held a round table with the participation by Ximena Caraza, Director of Casa de México, Father Dr. Cipriano Sánchez García (Rector of the Universidad Anáhuac México), Miguel Hernandez (president of the Circle of Fine Arts), Jaime Hayón, Riccardo Marzullo and Mtro. Ricardo Salas (Director of the Faculty of Design Universidad Anáhuac Norte).

Dates: February 2 to 28
Opening: Satudarday, February 2 at 12pm
Round table: Friday, February 28 at 12pm
Hours: From 10am to 8pm
Place: Casa de México 
Admission: Free

03.02.20 a 28.02.20
03/02/20 a 28/02/20
from 03.02.20 a 28.02.20

Students of IED Madrid will take a central stance as agents of change and drivers of potential futures. Future [Im]perfect is a group initiative that proposes speculative scenarios through the voices of the new generation in design.


Dates: February 3 to 28
Visiting hours: From 10am to 9pm
Place: IED Madrid Palacio de Altamira
Admission: Gratuita hasta completar aforo

10:00 a 21:00
from 04.02.20 a 01.03.20

This exhibition proposes a view of some of the most iconic pieces in industrial design from the 60s that are on display in the Museo del Traje (Fashion Museum). Through different elements, such as the iconic Brionvega Radio made by the designers Richard Sapper and Marco Zanuso, or the lamp from Estudios DG signed by Eduardo Duque, the Museum aims to transport us to a specific space and place. By displaying these items in a setting reminiscent of a Spanish urban home from the mid-60s, this exhibition explores the coexistence of national and international models of industrial design, as well as their influence on adaptations that later became widespread for their global consumption when Spain was opening to the world in the 60s.


Dates: February 4 - March 1
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30am to 7pm. Sundays from 10am to 3pm

Place: Museo del Traje
Admission: Free

from 06.02.20 a 29.03.20

Exhibition organised by the Modern Jewellery and Silversmithing Association (AdOC) and the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas (MNAD, National Museum of Decorative Arts) that exhibits original and new items and preliminary drawings by 40 designers of jewellery and gold/silver pieces. This exhibition includes two theme venues in the Real Academia de Bellas Artes (Royal Academy of Arts) in San Fernando and in the Museo de Historia de Madrid (History Museum of Madrid) and a tour of studios-workshops of silversmiths/goldsmiths in Madrid.


Dates: February 6 - March 29
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Saturdays from 9:30am to 3pm. Sundays and public holidays from 10am to 3pm. Thursdays afternoon from 5pm to 8pm

Place: Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas
Admission: Free

from 06.02.20 a 01.04.20

The Melting Landscapes project aims to raise awareness and inform about the consequences of the climate change on pure ice landscapes that, through a narrative series, turn into other landscapes where the ice melting is the prelude to changes in the climate balance of our planet. During the opening of this exhibition, the authors of the photos and audiovisual documents will take part in an optimistic discussion, along with Joaquín Araujo about climate change and the different solutions.


Opening: Thursday February, 6 at 7pm
Dates: February 6 to March 31
Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 10am to 8pm. Saturdays from 10am to 2pm
Place: Roca Madrid Gallery 
Admission: Free with prior reservation (here) until capacity is reach (160)

from 06.02.20 a 26.04.20

In honour of the 100th anniversary of the birth of this Navarra-born architect, this exhibition will explore the relationship between Oíza’s architecture and the artists and craftsmen he worked with: Eduardo Chillida, Pablo Palazuelo, Jorge Oteiza, Antonio López, Carlos Pascual de Lara, Alberto Schommer, Néstor Basterretxea and José Antonio Sistiaga, among others.

Organised by three of the architect’s children Marisa, Javier and Vicente Sáenz Guerra. Arts and Trades is divided into the following chapters:

The Business of Teaching: the task of learning and teaching
The Business of Spirituality: sculpture, architecture and painting in projects such as the Aránzazu Basilica (Oñate, Guipúzcoa) and the Oteiza Foundation (Alzuza, Navarra)
The Business of Living: literature, philosophy and poetry, reference books in his readings, based on This Business of Living by Cesare Pavese
The Business of Building: the buildings named Torres Blancas and Torre del Banco de Bilbao
The business of inhabiting: a look at the houses designed by Oíza, the problems and dreams of the house as the foundations of life
The business of imagining: the museum as an institution in the city and in the landscape. The Atlantic Centre for Modern Art in Las Palmas and the Jorge Oteiza Foundation Museum in Alzuza, last work and legacy of the architect
Patronage of the Huarte family: it will include the work made by different artists including Oteiza, Palazuelo, etc. and on display in the H Muebles showroom.


Dates: February 6 - April 26
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 8pm. Sunday and public holidays from 10am to 2pm
Place: Museo ICO
Admission: Free

06.02.20 a 29.03.20
06/02/20 a 29/03/20
from 06.02.20 a 29.03.20

The DIMAD Project Fresh Product started in 2012 to show the year’s best products designed by Madrid designers or produced by local businesses. In 2018, this project expanded its geographical scope to invite a different region per year thereafter. The guest region for Fresh Product 2020 will be Murcia. This exhibition aims to promote design in a plural way where the professional public can be inspired by the projects on display and the general public can enjoy and appraise the design as an essential part of their culture and everyday life.


Dates: February 6 to March 29
Visiting hours: Tuesdat to Friday from 4pm to 9pm. Sundays and public holidays from 11am to 9pm
Place: Central de Diseño_DIMAD
Admission: Free

from 06.02.20 a 27.02.20

MARCA, is a collection of objects for daily use, the result of collaboration between selected designers and manufacturing companies located in the province of Turin. The project is promoted and supported by the Turin Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Piemonte Agency, and is conceived and curated by Barbara Brondi and Marco Rainò.

MARCA represents the excellence of the territory of Turin, activating a fruitful cooperation between institutions, designers and companies with the aim of improving the creative abilities of designers and the consolidated technical knowledge of manufacturers.

The project is based on the assumption that objects can tell a story, express a thought and can reveal the creativity and "know-how" of the designer and manufacturer, qualities that certainly do not lack the business background of Turin and deserve to be known in Italy and abroad.

The objects included in the MARCA catalog are designed to be easily assembled by the end user. The production of all components is managed by the company, while the object in its final configuration is created by the user that combines the parts included in a kit with the help of useful graphic instructions to guide the end user through the phases of assembly. The assembly is always characterized by a great possibility of interpretation by the user, ensuring a wide range of combinations between the various parts that make up each object and a certain "uniqueness" of the final product.



Dates: February 6 to 27
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Friday from 4pm to 9pm. Saturdays and Hollydays from 11am to 9pm
Place: Central de Diseño_DIMAD
Admission: Free 

16:00 a 21:00
07.02.20 a 11.02.20
07/02/20 a 11/02/20
from 07.02.20 a 11.02.20

According to research conducted by IKEA, by 2050, 70% of the world population will live in cities. 1,600 million people won’t have access to an affordable and safe home; we will have to find solutions to feed the entire population; and digital connection won’t help avoid the sense of loneliness. It is obvious that we have to rethink the building, management and life cycle of our buildings, and IKEA has a vision of how to face these challenges.

Its vision is to create a better day-to-day life at home for the majority of people. With this in mind, it intends to get ahead of events and look into what homes and houses will be like in 2030. A home understood as more than the structure of a house, as it includes the neighbourhood, neighbours, services... A near future that IKEA has materialised, alongside Ikano Bostad and the SPACE10 research lab, in an exhibition. This exhibition will show the new ways of life that include co-living, a solution suggested by IKEA to prevent loneliness and provide access to a house based on shared spaces that connect us to our neighbours.


Inauguration: February 7th at 4pm
Dates: February 7th to 11th
Visiting hours: From 11am to 8 pm
Place: Palacio Santa de Bárbara Madrid
Admission: Free, limited capacity

07.02.20 a 12.04.20
07/02/20 a 12/04/20
from 07.02.20 a 12.04.20

Tout va Bien is the first retrospective exhibition devoted to the artist Joan Rabascall who moved to Paris in 1962. It includes his works and series from the 60s, when the emerging mass culture and pop culture started to change society, and right up until his most recent work. It also displays site specific installations created for the Tabacalera space.


Dates: February 7 - April 12
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Friday from 12am to 8pm. Wekeends and public holidays from 11am to 8pm
Place: Tabacalera. La Principal
Admission: Free 

10.02.20 a 16.02.20
10/02/20 a 16/02/20
from 10.02.20 a 16.02.20

Neo2 magazine occupies a garage of 300 m2 in the center of Madrid, in Neo2 Home it will take place the exhibition of the Neo2 Designers Awards, in which the young designers awarded in this third edition of the prize will be announced. 8 Home Design and Fashion awards.

* Important to see the updated information on the magazine website days before the event.


Dates: February 10 to 16
Visiting hours: From 12pm to 8pm
Place: Neo2 Home 
Admission: Free

from 10.02.20 a 16.02.20

Neo2 magazine presents an exhibition with the best chairs and seats recently produced by Spanish designers or publishers, that will take place in the 300 m2 garage occupied by the magazine in the heart of Madrid, Neo2 Home. In the exhibition we will see the selection of pieces that Neo2 has chosen for its personality, level of design and headliner.


* Important to see the updated information on the magazine website days before the event


Dates: February 10 to 16
Visiting hours: From 12pm to 8pm
Place: Neo2 Home 
Admission: Free

from 11.02.20 a 31.03.20

The Huarte family’s efforts to modernise Spanish society in several industrial and art fields led to one of their greatest and most notable impulses embodied in its modern furniture business, H Muebles. Established in 1958, H Muebles brought together the interests of distinguished architects, designers and artists who put all their creativity at the service of “furniture art”, created as an integral part of modern architecture.

In 1956, this business patented a building element from which one could fit modules, reminiscent of an Erector set, to make a simple stool or an entire assembly. This exhibition aims to bring back the modern furniture created by H Muebles, from the late 50s until the 70s, and show the industrial, artistic and architectural background where it acquired its true status as a cultural project.

The organisers of this exhibition will give a talk about it at MadridDesignPRO.


Dates: February 11 - March 31
Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm

Place: COAM. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectas de Madrid
Admission: Free
Curators: Pedro Feduchi, Patricia Molíns and Pedro Reula


This exhibition looks into the history of design, mostly European, created and produced between 1900 and 1939 and focuses on some of the major topics that concerned designers and society in those times: the search for a new aesthetic based on functionalism, rationalism and objectivity; serial production; the design of a national identity; hygiene and health; or design by and for a new woman. The presence of Bauhaus, that has celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019, summarises and highlights the debates of this first third of the 20th century.


Dates: From February 11
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30am to 3pm. Sundays and public holidays from 10am to 3pm. Thursday's afternoon from 5pm to 8pm

Place: Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas
Admission: Free

12.02.20 a 22.02.20
12/02/20 a 22/02/20
from 12.02.20 a 22.02.20

Mazda and SACo (Association of Modern Craftsmen/Craftswomen) join forces to create an exhibition on the past, present and future of avant-garde, designer and high-quality craftsmanship.

The Spanish word for craftsmanship, “artesanía”, comes from the Latin words artis-manus: “art with hands”. It is only with the human touch that one can create unique objects with a distinguishing design, value and exclusivity. Both SACo and the car manufacturer Mazda -with its Kodo design- share these values which are the foundations for their exhibition that takes a deep look into traditions to study modern craftsmanship and its future.

The Artis-Manus exhibition shows us the tradition, value and future of modern craftsmanship through a selection of pieces made by different skilled craftsmen/women. Sierra + De La Higuera will be in charge of the staging, playing with the raw materials, lights and shadows, as well as the concepts of traditional Japanese design. Besides the exhibition, there will be a series of workshops, conferences and debates to show the work of the different craftsmen/women and Mazda’s design process.

On the occasion of the exhibition 10 activities will be carried out at the Instate Fundación, check the all information here.

Dates: February 12 to 22
Visiting hours: M to F from 11.30am to 8pm / Weekends from 11.30am to 9pm
Place: El Instante Foundation
Admission: Free 

from 13.02.20 a 15.02.20

The International Design Competition organised by Andreu World has been held every year since 2001, which surely makes it one of the oldest design competitions. Its specific field makes it unique: the design of chairs and tables. The total number of entries from all the previous years is astounding, with tens of thousands of entries from more than 100 countries.

This competition has turned into an international showcase to promote and try to find new design talents. So far, over 30,000 designers have entered the competition from 124 countries from all 5 continents as well as over 200 international architecture and design schools.

In 2020, it will be celebrating its 20th anniversary within the Madrid Design Festival with an exhibition in the COAM venue to be opened on 13th February. For the opening, there will also be a forum with Spanish businesses that promote international competitions and awards to support emerging talents in different creative fields, like design, interior design and architecture.


Opening: Thursday February 13th at 07:30pm
Dates: February 13 to 15
Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm

Place: COAM. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectas de Madrid
Admission: Free


The “Emerge Diseño” (Emerging Design) project will show the students’ end-of-degree projects outside the university. The 12 best end-of-degree projects submitted during the 2018-2019 year for the Degree in Design by the Francisco de Vitoria University will be on display in the COAM venue. Four of these projects will be introduced by their creators in the Lessons on Anatomy talk within MadridDesignPRO organised by the Festival.


Dates: February 13 to 15
Place: COAM
Admission: Activity include in the MadridDesignPRO programming

17:30 a 18:15
Entrada genérica
from 17.02.20 a 20.02.20

A display of the furniture designed by students of the Official Degree of Product Design run by IED Madrid in partnership with FINSA and under the guidance of the Mimétrica studio.


Dates: February 17 to 20
Hours: From 4pm to 6pm
Place: Finsa21
Admission: Free

18.02.20 a 20.02.20
18/02/20 a 20/02/20
from 18.02.20 a 20.02.20

The SUR School will take part in the Festival with its group exhibition called Textile Voices that will be on display in the Círculo de Bellas Artes to show the prototypes resulting from experiments surrounding different meanings and senses of the word “fabric”.

There will be a round table discussion on account of the opening.


Dates: February 18 to 20 
Round table: Tuesday February, 18 At 6:30pm
Visiting hours: From 11am to 2pm and from 5pm to 9pm
Place: Sala Antonio Palacios. Círculo de Bellas Artes
Admission: Free


Conference on “What Designers are Saying” by Emilio Gil and opening of the exhibition on his work “Layers in Time”

The famous designer Emilio Gil, who won the Golden Medal for Merits in Art, will go over the essential topics of graphic design. This talk will be followed by the opening of his exhibition, “Layers in Time” in the Cosentino showroom that can be visited until mid-March.


Date: Tuesday February, 25
Hour: 7pm
Place: Cosentino City Madrid
Admission: Prior reservation until capacity is reach (80). Further information at citymadrid@cosentino.com