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“Terrakos” by IED Barcelona alumnus Mina Barchi, The Stone and Wood Award 2023 finalist
The project consists of a filtering system for microplastic-contaminated marine waters, inspired by terracotta.
The artistic design talents of IED Barcelona students creates a new reflection for Cervezas Alhambra’s glass bottles
“Hanging By a Threat”, an installation made from used beer bottles that invites us to think about the impact of the consumer society, will be exhibited at the Disseny Hub Barcelona [Barcelona Design Hub] from 16 to 28 October, during Barcelona Design Week.
IED Barcelona imagines the future of Nomad Coffee with Wacaco
Second-year students of the Bachelor of Arts in Product Design have collaborated in the redesign and restyling of some of the products of this brand of portable manual coffee machines, presenting a range of proposals.
Sustainable design with a purpose, made in IED Barcelona
Students of the 2023 edition of the Master in Sustainable Design and Social Impact have launched innovative responses to challenges related to health, the circular economy, cultural identity and education.
IED Barcelona interior design at the 35th Premios Habitácola
The projects “Cañizo 23” by Monique Almeida de Oliveira and Hana Tamer Abdelaziz; “Balcome” by Arola Velasco Moreno and Júlia Barrera Garcés; and “Sharing Green” by Mia Murrieta Vatterodt, Yuval Salman and Kira Roeblitz are among the 10 finalists for these awards promoted by ARQUIN-FAD.
Three IED Barcelona teachers recognised at the Architizer A+ Awards 2023
Natali Canas del Pozo, Oliver Franz Schmidt and Lucas Echeveste Lacy, founders of the architecture studio El Equipo Creativo, have won the ‘Best Interior Design Firm’ award; the most renowned international recognition for an interior design studio.
Preserving biodiversity through product and transportation design
In a pop up event held on 14 June in the ANIMA space, students from IED Barcelona presented their final thesis projects focused on contributing to the conservation of ecosystems.
Design that reaches new audiences by working collaboratively
The Box of the Gran Teatre del Liceu was the stage on which In the beginning everything was white, one of the four new small-format operas from the Òh!pera project, which has seen the participation of IED Barcelona, was performed from 5 to 9 July.
Best Thesis Awards 2023 – IED Barcelona
Preserving biodiversity through design and connecting memories by way of a new audiovisual language are some of the themes addressed in the final projects recognised by the Best Thesis Awards 2023.
Biodiversity, heritage and design
The first edition of the IED Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue Award for Best Interior Design Thesis at IED Barcelona saw a proposal to create a centre for the study of alternative sources of protein based in a farmhouse in Barcelona crowned as the winner.
IED Barcelona celebrates the 2023 Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony
Students in their final year of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), IED Diploma and Foundation Course in Global Design will bring their academic stage at the school to a close on 19 June at 6 pm at Aribau Multicines.
Strategic Design for Business Realities
IED Barcelona’s Master in Design Management students have met with representatives from Nacar Strategic Design Agency, Fujitsu, Hatch Studio, HP and NTT Data in the framework of the latest Career Forum session.
IED's Interior Design study programs, among the best in Spain according to Financial Magazine
The magazine ranks IED Group's Bachelor's and Master's programmes in sixth place in the list of Spanish institutions
Much more than sketching
On the occasion of Automobile Barcelona, on 18 May, IED Barcelona held the first Car Design Sketching Marathon open to all Transportation Design students.
IED Barcelona participates in the 30th anniversary of Sónar+D with Slow Light
The installation, which proposes a creative response to the climate emergency, will be open to the public from 15 to 17 June in the festival’s renewed Project Area.
Government of Catalonia Institutional Graduation Ceremony
On 22 May, students from the class of 2019-2023 Bachelor’s Degrees will come together at the Victoria Theatre to graduate.
IED presents biomaterials applications at WantedDesign 2023
IED participates in the new edition of WantedDesign in Manhattan and wins a Conscious Design Award
Towards energy self-consumption
IED Barcelona installs solar panels on the rooftops of its Point One facility that will save up to 40% of electricity.
A Sant Jordi marked by intergenerationality and solidarity through design
Once again this year, IED Barcelona collaborated with the ASTE association to deliver almost a hundred roses, accompanied by a print inspired by this festival, to the residents of three care homes in the district of Gracia.
Designing to build a better world
Until 30 April, Disseny Hub Barcelona is showcasing “IED Barcelona Manifesto”, an exhibition that brings to life the School’s global, human, strategic and transformative vision of design aiming to respond to the great challenges of contemporary society.
The crafts and technology pairing, on tour in Catalonia
The video Change to live – New Crafts Digital Revolution II by Jordi Cussó, Teacher at IED Barcelona, is part of the ‘Mostra on the Road’ exhibition, an initiative to bring the activity of the 4th edition of the International Crafts Audiovisual Exhibition to the Catalan territory.
New crafts. Digital Revolution II
On the occasion of the European Artistic Crafts Days, on 28 March IED Barcelona organised a round table and an exhibition of projects carried out by its students in collaboration with artisans to bring the secrets of their work closer to the public.
1st Mastering your Brain: Fashion Tech & Sustainability
IED Barcelona has launched a new series of participatory events based on current issues with the presence of prominent opinion leaders. The creator of the spray-on fabric that went viral at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, Dr. Manuel Torres, was the first guest.
The Minister of Education visits IED Barcelona’s stand at the Saló de l'Ensenyament
On the occasion of the inauguration of the fair, Josep Gonzàlez-Cambray talked with Andrea Marchesi, Director of the Design School.
Design, light and energy needs under discussion on Italian Design Day
A panel of experts moderated by IED Barcelona analysed the role that design energy has for people and the environment in the round table “Light and Energy: Habitat and city”.
Making herstory in creative cuisine
Carlotta Cofano, trained in Food Design at IED Barcelona, is the first female chef to win the Negrini Creative Cooking Contest.
Design that combines craftsmanship with technology at MWW23
This year, the IED Barcelona multidisciplinary workshops week focused on the union between Craft & Tech.
Minimum energy consumption praised at Llum BCN
Slow Light by IED Barcelona is a collaborative proposal that works without electricity and delighted the festival’s jury.
IED Barcelona, design partner in the Gracia neighborhood
Pasarela, the catering establishment in the Gracia neighborhood formerly known as El Molinet, has a new logo and interior design carried out by IED Barcelona.
Nautical design racking up awards
De Antonio Yachts, by two IED Barcelona alumni, wins the most sought-after award in the European nautical industry for the second time.
IED Barcelona’s master’s degrees in fashion and interior design recognized in the Financial Magazine rankings
This recognition highlights the work of the school as a driving force behind innovation and talent through design training.
Five innovative solutions to important health challenges
Devices to detect visual problems in developing communities, provide geriatric care in rural areas, and diagnose lung cancer in its early stages.
Two IED Barcelona projects recognised by INSPIRED IN BARCELONA
The international digital promotion platform INSPIRED IN BARCELONA has highlighted the creativity of two projects that rethink the future of food waste in its Inspired Picks section.
20 years of a collective dream through design
IED Barcelona has been consolidating its position as a driving force behind innovation and social well-being through design education. "A collective dream" is a faithful reflection of this spirit.
Anticipating future design scenarios
IED Barcelona organised the round table "What's the next point?" in a bid to imagine what future design scenarios will be like from the perspective of training, taking the city of Barcelona as a case study.
Celebrating two decades of history of IED Barcelona
On the occasion of this celebration, “A collective dream” will be showcased; a display through the history of the school by way of outstanding projects carried out by its students.
Carolina Galeazzi, IED Barcelona student, winner of the Foodture Sustainable Innovation Awards with Ex•Tĕrra
The Ex•Tĕrra project by IED Barcelona student Carolina Galeazzi has won one of the Foodture Sustainable Innovation Awards.
Master's Degrees Scholarship Contest - September 2022
IED’s three sites in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao, launch 7 Scholarships for the Academic year 2022/2023
Take advantage from the special promotion available for our Summer courses
Book and complete now your enrollment process to one of the IED and Accademia Aldo Galli Summer courses, offered in Italy and Spain, and you will benefit from a special discount on the tuition fee.
'Designing for the Many: Hemeroteca Digital'
A proposal that speculates about future events focusing on design’s role
'ATTRACT Academy': A European academic alliance to boost education in technology, science and AI
A pioneering venture funded by the EU program ‘Horizon 2020’
What will the races of the future be like?
Vehicles that compete across different water, air and land environments, and competitions with digital obstacles integrated in the real world are some of the proposals.
WINNERS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST FOR MASTER OF DESIGN AND INNOVATION PROGRAMMES -JANUARY 2023
Istituto Europeo di Design publishes the winners of the scholarship contest for the Master of Design and Innovation Programmes (MDI) at IED Madrid and IED Barcelona.
Best Thesis Awards 2022-IED Barcelona
The four proposals, from the areas of Design, Management & Design Strategies, Fashion, and Visual Communication, convey the interests and concerns of a new generation of designers.
Food Design Week: Emblemàtics by IED Barcelona Alumni
Organised by Barcelona Centre de Disseny, the graduates of the class of 2021 were actively involved in two restaurants along the route.
Food Design System x Edivi
Two projects from the interdisciplinary subject Food Design System have been presented at the latest meeting of EDIVI.
The path of the creative process
A master class, organised in collaboration with Cultura Inquieta and Renault, around the different phases of creative production.
International Design Day: Embrace uncertainty
‘Suspended in transition’ is the theme proposed for this year’s edition; a motto that encourages designers to embrace uncertainty as an arena from which to reflect, to step out of their comfort zones, and to explore alternative futures.
Talk on ‘Designing the Metaverse’ within the framework of Mobile Week Barcelona
How do we construct and explain stories? How do we use technology to improve new realities and formats? How do physical space and the virtual environment coexist? What aspects define good design in virtual worlds?
IED Barcelona at Saló de l’Ensenyament and Futura 2022
IED Barcelona will be part of the Saló de l’Ensenyament from 16 March to 20 March.
Climate action focus of the latest edition of CBI
“From a small farmer in the Philippines to a businessman in London, climate change is affecting everyone”.
The Herstory of Design
Women have written key chapters in the history of art and design, not always receiving the public recognition that their contributions to these disciplines have deserved.
IED design for social transformation in “Design for Inclusion”
IED students will explore alongside members of ONCE possible responses to the difficulties faced by this community with relation to everyday objects.
‘Treequency’ gives a voice to the trees at Llum BCN 2022
The installation has succeeded in recreating an oasis of calm and a connection with nature in Poblenou’s Parc del Centre.
Folio Review 2022 projects the creative force of emerging design talent
What will the world of the future be like? What kind of vehicles will we use? Where will we live? How much will everyday objects change?
Sustainability, tradition, technology and beauty at Foodture 2021
The summit will take place on 26 and 27 November at the Disseny Hub, which will feature three projects by IED Barcelona alumni.
Italian Design: The bridge between beauty, technology and humanity
How design inspired by Italian culture can help restart Europe in the next decade?
Connecting with the mind and body through light
‘478’ is the installation with which IED Barcelona was present in the special edition of Llum Barcelona.
Innovative, sustainable and committed design to help refugees in Lesbos
‘Join it’, a system of sustainable production by IED Barcelona Product Design students has won the 4th edition of the Social Ideas Contest for the Greek island of Lesbos.
Two IED alumni win third prize at Spain’s Roca One Day Design Challenge
‘Flink’ responds to the challenge to design an innovative proposal for the kitchen sink and tap space, including new features, all within a period of eight hours.
From new crafts to virtual identities
An interactive installation to create our own virtual identity and an immersive journey through a 3D “wonderland” are the proposals that IED Barcelona and IED Milan presented at the SónarCCCB 2021, driven by Sónar.
IED Barcelona designs the equestrian obstacle ‘Castellers’ for CSIO Barcelona 2021
'Castellers' is a proposal inspired by the colours and shapes of the long-standing Catalan tradition of the 'castells', or human towers.
'Experiential vehicles, the tourism of the future', by IED Barcelona, SEAT and Carnet
All these designs result in THE GREATEST TRIP for a reduced group of passengers. They go beyond mere functionality, enabling people to form connections on the basis of experiences.
IED Barcelona project ‘Panot’ wins Habitácola 2021
A collection of clay pavement tiles that serve as a street filter system.
Best Thesis 2021: Creativity as a force for change
The projects chosen are the result of a creative process developed in different stages: from research to the final proposal.
The iF Design Talent Award 2021 shortlists the project of IED student Anastasiia Kuliabina
The project is one of the designs selected by a jury of 43 international experts in the first round of this prestigious competition.
Cross Cultural Chairs by Matteo Guarnaccia
Cross Cultural Chair is a project that blends anthropology with design and draws on the importance of seating and ways of sitting according to different cultures.
A Virtual Reality project by IED represents Spain in the final round of Red Bull Basement
The proposal, selected from 93 national projects, addresses the impact of current mobility restrictions on student travel.
IED Next and Amaze Project
Due to the pandemic on 2020 the digital exhibitions took the place of the classic end-of-year physical showcases: IED has made a virtue of necessity.
Reconnecting with nature through biophilic design
Interior Design and Product Design students explore new concepts of spaces, services and products capable of reconnecting humans with nature.
Best Thesis 2020
Innovative alternatives for mobility, spaces to reconnect with nature, sustainable fashion collections and new services focused on user experience.
Lluman: Light and nature to bring Poblenou to life
The project evokes the evolutive process of the natural world, focusing on the irregularity of the biophilic and organic patterns.
IED talents at Dubai Design Week 2019!
Five multidisciplinary projects were put on display at Global Grad Show and IED Alumnus Ghassan Salameh appointed as guest curator proposing two exhibitions.
Turian at Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019
IED Barcelona Alumni Federico Abascal led the team of the exterior design of Turian, the Hyperloop UPV prototype designed for the Pod Competition 2019 organised by Space X and The Boring Company.
Designing for the many
Within the framework of the IED Master Barcelona School courses, Designing for the many is an educational innovation project created with the aim of investigating the capacity, strategies and repercussions of design in the construction of our society, questioning its cultural, productive, economic and political aspects.
IED at Dubai Design Week 2018
IED participates in Dubai Design Week 2018 with Stalactite, a project by Master in Sustainable Design from IED Barcelona, and also offers a workshop in collaborative design.
Cross Cultural Chairs by alumni Matteo Guarnaccia
Cross Cultural Chairs by Matteo Guarnaccia is a project that blends anthropology with design