31 March 2023
A video in which several students explain why, faced with the challenges of humanity, design is always the answer, and a selection of projects by students that remind us of the power of this discipline as an agent of change in the face of the great challenges of contemporary society. These are the pillars on which “IED Barcelona Manifesto”, an exhibition curated by the Istituto Europeo di Design’s Barcelona School, has been built, which can be visited at Disseny Hub Barcelona until 30 April. A vernissage for the exhibition open to the press, invited guests and students took place on 29 March.
A journey through the exhibition
The visit begins with the video manifesto of IED Barcelona students, in which they refer to design as a challenge, an opportunity, emotion, tradition, community, innovation and purpose, among others. The students’ intervention ends by pledging to contribute to building a better world through this discipline.
A global, human, strategic and transformative vision of what it means to design that can also be seen in the selection of projects on display. From various specialties, such as strategic design, fashion design, product design, graphic design and interior design, the works aim to intervene positively in the environment by combining a unique language, common tools, processes and methodologies, with their individual creative universes.
Thus, grouped under seven key concepts (Inclusivity, Evolution, Social Impact, The Planet, Empathy, Strategy and Human Approach), we see ideas that range from the library of the future, conceived as a temple of physical and digital information, to paper created from agricultural waste, and a visual identity for a classical music festival that draws on the Palau de la Música’s graphic heritage, giving it a touch of modernity. Also on display are an installation that urges the spectator to rethink the impact of immersive technologies and avatars, a publication on the perception of the five senses with the body as the key theme, and a men’s fashion collection created using artisanal manufacturing processes.
The exhibition also showcases an alternative maritime transport service project devised for the Port of Barcelona, which aims to reduce embarkation and disembarkation times, as well as offer an element of connection between the port and the city.
In short, it is a show that invites us to reflect on the way we live and relate to the planet through design.
From left to right: IED Barcelona alumni Anastasia Lapotko, Myriam Chamoun, Iovana Crasovan, Daria Gorkun, Carolina Galeazzi and Xabier Isasti.
Alumni Luis de Javier and Aitor Goikoetchea will be interviewed by Francesca Tur of Tendencias TV on Thursday 1 June at 4.40 pm on the festival’s radio show.
The annual fashion show of graduating IED Barcelona fashion students will take place on 12 June at 7 pm at the emblematic La Paloma venue.
With Bcome, Alba García, former BA in Fashion student, was selected as a European finalist among 226 projects for this award that recognises innovations in the circular economy.
The Fashion Design student is one of the 51 candidates selected by the prestigious contest from among 116 schools and universities across 28 countries.
The magazine ranks IED Group's Bachelor's and Master's programmes in sixth place in the list of Spanish institutions
On the occasion of Automobile Barcelona, on 18 May, IED Barcelona held the first Car Design Sketching Marathon open to all Transportation Design students.
On 22 May, students from the class of 2019-2023 Bachelor’s Degrees will come together at the Victoria Theatre to graduate.
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.
Graphic design students from the Barcelona school create the visual identity of the shops in the Upper Gràcia area.
IED participates in the new edition of WantedDesign in Manhattan and wins a Conscious Design Award
Until 21 August, the Albert Musons Cultural Centre will showcase the exhibition of the shortlisted posters for the Festa Major de Gràcia. Among the proposals exhibited are two creations by IED Barcelona students.
IED Barcelona installs solar panels on the rooftops of its Point One facility that will save up to 40% of electricity.
From 10 to 13 May, the fashion, culture and gastronomy festival will exhibit two looks from the “Teen Angst” collection by Jacek Gleba Puig, alumnus of IED Barcelona’s Master in Fashion Design.
The groundbreaking creations by Lara Serrano, Paolo Leduc and Eñaut Barruetabeña will be showcased at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site where the international catwalk will be held from 2 to 5 May.
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.
Alumni of the Postgraduate in Design of Wedding and Ceremony Dresses showcased a selection of their creations in the Village of the fair, with an emphasis on the sustainability of materials and design processes.
Two IED Barcelona alumni have created an augmented reality experience to celebrate the Sant Jordi festival in the Gràcia neighbourhood.
On 31 March, IED Barcelona connected with Punta del Este in Uruguay, to participate in this event that addresses the sustainability of the textile industry from different perspectives and its impact in terms of design education.
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.
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.
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 Postgraduate in Design of Wedding and Ceremony Dresses student at IED Barcelona will receive 1,000 euros in fabrics from Gratacós.
On the occasion of the inauguration of the fair, Josep Gonzàlez-Cambray talked with Andrea Marchesi, Director of the Design School.
IED Barcelona students’ proposal to revitalise the commercial area of Paseo de Gracia will become a reality throughout 2023 and 2024.
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”.
Carlotta Cofano, trained in Food Design at IED Barcelona, is the first female chef to win the Negrini Creative Cooking Contest.
The company founded by IED Barcelona BA in Fashion graduate Alba García, along with Anna Canadell, has established itself as one of the most promising start-ups in the fashion sector.
The former student of IED Barcelona wins the competition’s prestigious award and reaffirms his unstoppable trajectory in fashion design.
From proposals on the catwalk to emerging brands in the Allianz Ego Showroom, the event has a wide representation of fashion talents trained at IED.
The exhibition will be open until next February 26th at Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos
Students of the Master in Design for Sustainable Fashion Technology review the classic The Beetle model with two proposals based on a circular, repairable and updatable design.
Slow Light by IED Barcelona is a collaborative proposal that works without electricity and delighted the festival’s jury.
Prisca Vera Franchetti (PRISCAVera) and Luis De Javier will showcase their collections on 13 February at 6 pm and 14 February at 8 pm, respectively (local time in both cases).
The IED Barcelona alumnus is one of the 10 designers shortlisted from among 800 candidates in the prestigious competition for young fashion designers.
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.
De Antonio Yachts, by two IED Barcelona alumni, wins the most sought-after award in the European nautical industry for the second time.
This recognition highlights the work of the school as a driving force behind innovation and talent through design training.
Devices to detect visual problems in developing communities, provide geriatric care in rural areas, and diagnose lung cancer in its early stages.
Its objective is to promote local commerce in the city thanks to the transformative power of 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.
IED sponsors 20 portfolios of 20 students of IED Barcelona and IED Milano.
Different visual identities for a pilot project at the Palau de la Música Catalana.
Our Alumni Luis De Javier has dressed the artist for the art work of her last album.
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.
What are the consumption needs subliminally transmitted to us by horror films? How is a country’s branding constructed? How has interpersonal communication changed with the advent of new technologies and social media?
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.
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.
Fashioners of the World 2022 celebrates the end of the fashion students’ educational journey with a wide variety of proposals that all share a fresh and innovative vision of the fashion world.
IED in collaboration with Feeric Fashion Week, will award one special merit-based scholarship to attend the Summer Course in Fashion Trend Investigation held in IED Barcelona campus in July 2023
Organised by Barcelona Centre de Disseny, the graduates of the class of 2021 were actively involved in two restaurants along the route.
Two projects from the interdisciplinary subject Food Design System have been presented at the latest meeting of EDIVI.
The largest European meeting to raise awareness about the implementation of activities and projects aligned with the European Green Deal.
‘Llantiol Teatre’ by Thinh Truong, third-year Motion Graphics student at IED Barcelona, has received the Wix Playground in the best Graphic Design category.
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home".
IED Barcelona Design School thus reaffirms its position as an international benchmark education institution in Design and Fashion studies within Spain.
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?
“From a small farmer in the Philippines to a businessman in London, climate change is affecting everyone”.
IED students will explore alongside members of ONCE possible responses to the difficulties faced by this community with relation to everyday objects.
This conference brings together the directors of European schools and universities in the fields of business marketing and economics.
The installation has succeeded in recreating an oasis of calm and a connection with nature in Poblenou’s Parc del Centre.
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?
The summit will take place on 26 and 27 November at the Disseny Hub, which will feature three projects by IED Barcelona alumni.
‘Aitarekin Afaltzen [Dinner with my Father]’ has been awarded in this contest known worldwide for his mission of scouting new talents and supporting them.
Modernist, Persian and Oriental influences. Casa Vicens, Gaudí’s first work, was the inspiration behind the design that IED Barcelona showcased in this house-museum.
‘478’ is the installation with which IED Barcelona was present in the special edition of Llum Barcelona.
‘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.
‘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.
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.
'Castellers' is a proposal inspired by the colours and shapes of the long-standing Catalan tradition of the 'castells', or human towers.
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.
The first work of Antoni Gaudí is an unrivalled setting in which IED Barcelona finds a parallel between the architecture and the proposals of the recent graduates: experimentation and creativity.
A collection of clay pavement tiles that serve as a street filter system.
The projects chosen are the result of a creative process developed in different stages: from research to the final proposal.
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 Chair is a project that blends anthropology with design and draws on the importance of seating and ways of sitting according to different cultures.
The proposal, selected from 93 national projects, addresses the impact of current mobility restrictions on student travel.
Behind this project are three of the school’s former Fashion and Graphic Design students.
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.
Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week returned with a digital format and IED joined it .
IED Barcelona has been involved in the new headquarters of the Italian Consulate in Barcelona, with a graphic proposal.
Interior Design and Product Design students explore new concepts of spaces, services and products capable of reconnecting humans with nature.
Innovative alternatives for mobility, spaces to reconnect with nature, sustainable fashion collections and new services focused on user experience.
The project evokes the evolutive process of the natural world, focusing on the irregularity of the biophilic and organic patterns.
Virtual innovation is gaining increasing importance, and for creatives, it is a great tool to transform and improve society.
The Istanbul Fashion Film Festival is the only event in Turkey to showcase a selection of short films dedicated to communicate fashion in an artistic way
Five multidisciplinary projects were put on display at Global Grad Show and IED Alumnus Ghassan Salameh appointed as guest curator proposing two exhibitions.
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.
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 Matteo Guarnaccia is a project that blends anthropology with design
IED Barcelona Design University has been selected by the international web magazine specialised in fashion Fashionista as one of the Top 25 Best Fashion Universities in the World in 2017.
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