09 May 2023
In an ever-changing contemporary world, IED is always trying to find the connections between education and the major issues of today's society. Respect for traditional materials, experimentation with new ones, the relationship with technology and multiple applications are at the heart of many of our student's projects.
IED presents in the new edition of WantedDesign a selection of projects that focus on biomaterials and its possible applications.
Our participation consisted ii the Online International Schools Show, and the presential event in Manhattan during ICFF, New York City.
Sêlo is a lamp collection made with eggshells ideated during her final thesis project in IED Madrid while she was studying Product Design. The project received an IF Talent Award in the Responsible Consumption + Production category in 2021.
Moreover, with the support of IED, Matteo Congiu, a former IED Cagliari’s product design student, also presented "Collection of Love", a collection made with cork in the Launch Pad, an area dedicated to emergent designers.
Sustainability has always been part of IED values, not only in terms of materials (biomaterials), techniques (upcycling), or processes but also as a system: from the ideas to the final life of a product creating new opportunities.
The selection of projects for the online exhibition comes from different design fields and proposes innovative solutions mixing new and traditional materials and techniques. Students have experimented with materials that are -apparently- far away from their final utility. Kombucha, corn, milk, or eggshells are some of the raw materials used to create new lamps, new objects, or fashion garments.
In the context of the Online International Schools Show, the Product Design graduate from IED Madrid, received a Conscious Design Award in the category of Sustainable Solution for its project Color Kartel.
Her project proposes an eco-friendly markers collection made from colored scented organic wax and natural pigments. The markers allow users to write with the container itself and give it a second life transforming the cartridge into a candle.
The jury was conducted by Avinash Rajagopal, editor-in-chief of Metropolis Magazine, and included Jaye Buchbinder, Third Generation at Emeco; Matilda McQuaid, Acting Director of Curatorial for Cooper Hewitt Museum; Todd Bracher, founder of Studio Bracher, as well as Claire Pijoulat and Odile Hainaut, co-founders of WantedDesign.
IED at Wanted Design
Students from different disciplines have created two proposals that combine design, solidarity and the superyacht industry which can be seen at the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) until 30 September.
With her brand Laretta, she was one of the 15 brands present in the Allianz EGO Showroom for emerging designers, competing for the Allianz EGO Confidence in Fashion award at the latest edition of MBFW in Madrid.
The project consists of a filtering system for microplastic-contaminated marine waters, inspired by terracotta.
“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.
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.
As part of the final project of the programme, students of the Postgraduate in Wedding and Ceremony Dresses Design created 10 looks inspired by minimalist architecture in collaboration with the Barcelona-based bridal fashion brand.
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.
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.
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.
After studying Fashion Design in Rome, Nicoletta is now Head of Luxury line Fifty Made for The Giving Movement, a sustainable fashion company.
Despite the complications caused by the pandemic over the last few years, the hospitality industry has shown remarkable resilience and strong growth. The luxury hotel sector, in particular, is causing a lot of buzz with the opening of new hotels that promise unprecedented luxury experiences to travellers the world over.
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.
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.
Students from IED Barcelona’s Master in Design for Sustainable Fashion Technology have presented their final projects, designed exploring the use of ATTRACT technologies, within the framework of the second edition of Future Technologies for Sustainable Fashion.
The academic year comes to its end and it’s time to present our Graduate 2023 fashion collections to the world
Eleven capsules were presented on the catwalk, accompanied by three accessory collections and four jewellery collections. Amid the splendid backdrop of the Roman aqueduct, over three hundred guests attended the event, to cheer on the young designers who recently graduated.
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.
The project SERINA ORB is the result of Gabriela Marante's Final Degree Project for the Higher Artistic Studies in Interior Design at IED Madrid
In recent years, there has been a significant increase in interest in sustainable fashion, leading to a substantial shift in the industry. Here are some professions revolving around this field.
Lectures cycle about different materials with the participation of 6 sector companies for the Undergraduate course in Interior 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.
In recent years, all sectors have been increasingly focusing on the major themes of sustainability. But what are the most virtuous examples?
The designer and esteemed collaborator of IED Barcelona, José Castro, passed away on Monday, leaving behind an irreplaceable gap within the sector.
A special donation from the historical Maison to IED
The annual fashion show closes IED Barcelona Fashion students’ academic cycle with a grand finale at La Paloma.
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.
Alexis Ferrer, creator of the innovative hair printing technique, speaker of the second session of Mastering your Brain: Technology & Creative Direction.
The annual fashion show of graduating IED Barcelona fashion students will take place on 12 June at 7.30 pm at the emblematic La Paloma venue.
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.
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.
IED Milano alumni got one of three first awards and the MAX&Co award at the prestigious contest from Italian Chamber of Fashion.
The magazine ranks IED Group's Bachelor's and Master's programmes in sixth place in the list of Spanish institutions
IED Madrid has celebrated its Avant-Défilé, an event where we have met two communication projects and 21 collections between which the finalists of the fashion show have been selected
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.
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.
IED decided to reward those students who commit up front with a special Early Bird discount.
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.
The students of the three years diploma course in Interior Design, led by Professor Mario Loprevite, went to the Franco Parenti Theatre in Milan to follow the rehearsals of the show "Fratellina"
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.
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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.
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.
Memory, Transformation, Technology, Space and Materials. IED invites you to discover the links between between these powerful words and and the plentiful of events arranged for Milan Design week, the biggest annual design event in the world.
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.
From 16:00 to 17:30h this free virtual workshop organized by HackThatFashion will show 16 tools for sustainable fashion
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.
Exhibitions, talks and an opening ceremony are just some of the proposals with which Istituto Europeo di Design will participate in this edition.
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.
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.
Five students from IED Madrid's Master's Degree in Digital Fashion show at HYPER HOUSE the results of the research they have developed during their studies at the school.
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's commitment is to apply an innovation approach to creative economies through the training it provides in its centers in line with the NEB's themes and action priorities, sharing values, methodologies and tools.
Il Giro del Mondo in 80 Giorni - 150 anni dopo (Around the World in 80 Days - 150 Years Later) (book by graphic designers from IED Rome), the start-up Potap (a family of filters to purify water, by two product designers from IED Milan) and the tech fashion collection LAGRANDE: SISTEMA are officially competing for the prestigious Compasso d'Oro Award
CircularInnoBooster Fashion and Textile (F&T) is a COSME project of the European Union that aims to transform companies in the fashion and textile industry into sustainable, circular, and regenerative ones.
IED Milano Alumni in Product Design. He's considered one of the most important Italian contemporary designers.
IED Madrid Alumni in Industrial Design. He is one of the most important figures in contemporary design.
Creative Director at ETRO and Leather goods Head Designer at Fendi. Internationally recognized as one of the most innovative and exciting voices in made in Italy fashion.
Two IED projects made it to the finals of the historic Umbria-based manufacturer's international competition reserved for students attending Art and Design Academies around the world.
First place went to the start-up Swarmix (by Edoardo Amato, Enrico Canella and Giacomo Pizzoni), focusing on the preservation and repopulation of bees.
We are ready to kick off the first edition of the Master of Arts in Transdisciplinary Design. The course will take place in Turin and will combine the topics of Mobility of the future and Cities in Flux.
IED sponsors 20 portfolios of 20 students of IED Barcelona and IED Milano.
From 5 to 27 October, the second edition of the marathon dedicated to the social impact of design welcomes the students of the three-year course in Product design to talk about "The Future is Rail", a project that outlines trains according to the needs of travelers and was born together to Legambiente
The emerging fashion designer gained distinction as part of the Camera Nazionale della Moda programme dedicated to the excellence of Italian schools.
A can’t-miss appointment with emerging fashion design features recent graduates of IED Milano and Roma campuses at the ADI Museum on 20 September.
Reparto Studio, the fashion brand established by Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design graduates Ana Viglione and Margil Peña, won the third edition of the Allianz EGO Confidence in Fashion award, presented on the 18th of September at the 2022 edition of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
Our Alumni Luis De Javier has dressed the artist for the art work of her last album.
After two years, returns IED Roma Graduation Ceremony, to celebrate the latest graduates in the presence of teachers, families and friends. Two hundred and sixty-one diplomas were awarded.
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.
Valentino Bosetti, Francesco Magenta and Gaia Zarantonello (IED Milano) are the authors of the 'Vertical' project, awarded at Cumulus Green.
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.
The IED Madrid course has finished this year, but the good news is still coming in. This time it’s awards for the Design school and students.
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.
"TAKING YOU BEYOND”, THE IED ALUMNI EVENT IN VIA SCIESA MILAN FROM 7 TO 11 JUNE.
The largest European meeting to raise awareness about the implementation of activities and projects aligned with the European Green Deal.
This will be a series of meetings and interviews to tell what happens after graduating from a master's degree.
Students take us through their thesis projects, from behind the scenes to company satisfaction.
IED Milano Alumni in Industrial Design. Currently Vice President, Design creative director & innovation of The Estée Lauder Companies.
IED Barcelona Design School thus reaffirms its position as an international benchmark education institution in Design and Fashion studies within Spain.
“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.
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.
‘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.
Luca Bianco received an award from sponsor YKK for his great efforts: an outfit with a focus on closure accessories from the ‘lagrande: sistema’ collection - which was covered by student’s dissertation project - is shown on the catwalk, taking a look at functionalism (and criticising overconfidence in automation).
S4Fashion is a sustainability for fashion programme impulsed by the European Union.
'Castellers' is a proposal inspired by the colours and shapes of the long-standing Catalan tradition of the 'castells', or human towers.
Light Identities: 'TES' is the project selected as the best one among the 10 Product Design dissertations carried out as part of a partnership with the well-known Made in Italy brand
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.
Graduated at IED, Simone Bonanni is now an awarded designer that works for international brands. Find out more about his projects in this article.
The project is one of the designs selected by a jury of 43 international experts in the first round of this prestigious competition.
Istituto Europeo di Design presents the new concept vehicle designed by the students of the Master in Transportation Design in collaboration with Suzuki.
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.
IED Milano alumnus and current teacher with a background as a fashion film researcher, creative consultant and creative director
Students of the Fashion Design course at IED Torino used the lockdown as an opportunity to experiment with a new expressive language that goes beyond traditional paradigms.
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 .
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.
Suzuki, Honda and Azimut deliver the brief to the students.
Diana Kvariani took part in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi 2019
IED supported Alumni Bodin Hon and Dilara Kan - the duo founder of Yellowdot Design studio - in their participation at Le Off - Paris Design Week
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.
Vogue's special edition on new talents selected for its September issue recent IED graduate Francesco Murano, who had already won the Milano Moda Graduate award.
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.
Francesco Murano, graduate student in Fashion Design at IED Milano, won the Milano Moda Graduate. Hitoshi Yamaguchi, President of YKK Italia, awarded him with the National Chamber of Fashion Award.
The microbial leather jewellery of a former student who graduated in July 2018 impressed the Jury of the International Artefact Innovation Award.
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
Cecilia Juarez Balta and Matteo Crepaldi, featuring in the end-of-year fashion show with their collections 'Trasfigurando Infin La Meraviglia' and 'Overgrow' respectively.
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.
IED and the University of Liverpool (UoL) in UK, the Hochschule Anhalt/DIA at the Bauhaus in Dessau/Germany, and MVADV in Rotterdam/Netherlands launched a Transdisciplinary Design Network to initiate and spearhead a leading-edge debate on emerging models of transdisciplinarity with the aim of exploring cross-sector impact pathways.
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