28 January 2022
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?
Final-year Interior, Product and Transport Design students at IED Barcelona attempt to anticipate the responses to these scenarios in the projects they have developed throughout their educational journey.
The 2022 edition of Folio Review, organised annually by the institution’s Design School, showcases a selection of these solutions on the themes of mobility, spaces and objects, conceived by these students about to graduate, who take the pulse of the future needs of society.
Under the slogan Thinking Forward, this academic activity projects the concerns, visions and values of a new generation of design talent. The richness of their creative universes combined with their years of training at IED are embodied in innovative proposals that transverse a variety of themes and styles within each of the disciplines.
Diseño de Interiores / Interior Design
From pure and simple forms to maximalism, the students’ personal projects deal with a variety of environments (homes, retail, hospitality…), yet all share the common denominator of an interest in the selection of materials, lighting, and an analysis of the evolution of the spaces in the face of the new needs of their users.
Diseño de Producto / Product Design
The intersection between the rich crafts heritage, reviving lost traditions, and new digital manufacturing processes is one of the constants in the proposals presented.
Innovative designs for household objects, jewellery, furniture and packaging, among others, define the guidelines for the new era of product design.
Diseño de Transporte / Transportation Design
Hypercars, drones, boats for oceanographic research, vehicles for video games... The exhibit displays all kinds of mobility solutions, in which aspects such as the integration of technology at the service of the user, aerodynamics and sustainability stand out.
Covering a wide range of audiences and environments, another of the collection’s highlights is the impetus towards developing or improving the experiences of drivers and users of transport services.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
The installation has succeeded in recreating an oasis of calm and a connection with nature in Poblenou’s Parc del Centre.
The summit will take place on 26 and 27 November at the Disseny Hub, which will feature three projects by IED Barcelona alumni.
‘478’ is the installation with which IED Barcelona was present in the special edition of Llum Barcelona.
‘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.
‘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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.