17 August 2023
Our society is facing great present and future challenges, including climate change, the fight against waste and adapting cities to the new needs of their inhabitants. With the aim of improving people’s lives and our relationship with the planet, students of the 2023 edition of IED Barcelona’s Master in Sustainable Design and Social Impact worked on the development of innovative proposals in response to a range of issues over the course of 10 months.
Influenced by their diverse professional origins (industrial engineering, fashion design, architecture and interior design, among other sectors), the young designers chose specific challenges to apply the new knowledge acquired during the programme. With their passion and the help of the IED teachers, they investigated the context, analysed specific difficulties, and tested various options until they came up with a final proposal with a social purpose.
Find out about the different projects by clicking on the images.
“Fabarri” by Rodrigo Osben Guerrero
“(RE)FUSE” by Juliana Florez Morales
“La Flama” by José Manuel García
“Sin filtro” [“No Filter”] by Alexandra Aizpurúa
“Discite” by Ángeles Azcona
“Chromaflux” by Ricardo Saval
“Sound & Safe” by Jailene Arissa Moreno Vera
“Flowing” by Maria Mei Bellsolá López
“Mil i una puzzibilitats” [“A thousand and one puzzibilities”] by Pau Martret
“Checked” by Marcela Castro
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The business magazine highlights the Master in Design Management for its “quality, qualified teaching staff and internationalisation”.
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 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.
The designer and esteemed collaborator of IED Barcelona, José Castro, passed away on Monday, leaving behind an irreplaceable gap within the sector.
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.
The Fashion Design student is one of the 51 candidates selected by the prestigious contest from among 116 schools and universities across 28 countries.
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.
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.
The magazine ranks IED Group's Bachelor's and Master's programmes in sixth place in the list of Spanish institutions
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.
On 22 May, students from the class of 2019-2023 Bachelor’s Degrees will come together at the Victoria Theatre to graduate.
IED participates in the new edition of WantedDesign in Manhattan and wins a Conscious Design Award
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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”.
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.
Carlotta Cofano, trained in Food Design at IED Barcelona, is the first female chef to win the Negrini Creative Cooking Contest.
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.
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.
Our Alumni Luis De Javier has dressed the artist for the art work of her last album.
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.
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.
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.
'Castellers' is a proposal inspired by the colours and shapes of the long-standing Catalan tradition of the 'castells', or human towers.
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.
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.
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.
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 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