08 March 2022
‘Fountain’ (1917), the famous urinal that Marcel Duchamp presented at the Society of Independent Artists in New York, became an artistic landmark, being the first readymade to appear in an exhibition. Many years later, numerous studies called its authorship into question, pointing to the forgotten artist Elsa Von Freytag as the possible brains behind this idea.
Beyond this well-known case, there is no doubt that 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.
On International Women’s Day, some of IED Barcelona’s teachers and department coordinators wanted to highlight the trajectories of women who revolutionised the different disciplines of design: from the most popular figures to the designers who remained, unjustly, in the background; from the pioneers to those who play a fundamental role in their professional field today.
Management Area Coordinator
As a driver of innovation, design is increasingly present within the discipline of management – a field traditionally dominated by men, but where women are gaining strength by leaps and bounds. The Director of IED Barcelona’s Management Area, Manuela Procopio, has drawn attention to the significant contribution made by Birgit Mager , “a pioneer in the teaching of Service Design and founder of the Service Design Network (2003), which promotes everything related to this discipline”.
Scientific Director Fashion Area
Beyond aesthetic considerations, fashion is a reflection of the society in which it develops, its behaviour and its evolution. Pilar Pasamontes underlines the names of numerous women behind the great ideas that shaped this industry, and the socio-cultural role of women. Among them, she gives a special mention to Mary Quant, who “from London, marked a before and after by promoting a radical change with the introduction of the miniskirt”, turning this piece into a symbol of transgression of the prevailing considerations regarding the female sex.
Academic Director of IED Spain
IED Spain’s Academic Director Marina Ojan highlights the work of Gae Aulenti: Architect, Designer, Urban Planner and Set Designer. “She left an indelible imprint on many cities around the world, and managed to establish herself as a complete figure despite the historical period and the predominantly male environment of the time”. Gae Aulenti, by Gorup de Besanez – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 “Unjustly forgotten as the architect of some of the icons of the Made in Italy design industry – Ojan elaborates – her iconic creations played a pivotal role in the field of Product Design during the 1960s”.
Design Area Coordinator
Charlotte Perriand is one of the names that stands out for IED Barcelona’s Design School Director, Raffaella Perrone. A collaborator of Le Corbusier and a representative of the 20th century cultural avant-garde and rationalism, Perriand “was a protagonist in the aesthetic revolution of the modern era, as well as an icon among women designers”. With a multidisciplinary profile that encompassed product, furniture and spatial design, her open-minded talent enabled her to incorporate Japanese and other cultural influences into her work.
Master Visual Area
Within IED Barcelona’s Master School, Academic Coordinator Joana Lliteras choose the Graphic and Typography Designer Laura Meseguer, a member of the type-o-tones.com collective, a foundation where she publishes and promotes a wide range of her type designs. Her Rumba, Lalola and Qandus typefaces have received the TDC TypeDesign Competition Award from the Type Directors Club of New York, and Frankie, a Laus Award.
Master Design Area
Hella Jongerius is, according to the Design Coordinator of the Master School, Susana Zarco, a clear exponent within the world of design, because of her “products resulting from processes of research, trial and error, conceived with a deep respect for traditional techniques without dismissing new technologies”.
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.
Discover how IED Barcelona and Madrid Visual Communication students joined Alpro and the GoodNews kiosks, painting the shutters of 10 establishments to raise awareness about the importance of caring for the planet in the second edition of Good Coffee for the Planet.
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.
“Timeless” by Dar Rubinstein and “Giro” by Jacobo Cobián Sánchez, alumni of IED Barcelona and IED Madrid respectively, are among the 24 projects competing for these national awards that celebrate academic excellence in final degree projects in Graphic Design.
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.
Final-year students of Graphic Design and Motion Graphics and Video from IED Barcelona presented their final projects, which highlight the power of design to capture new audiences, at Nau Bostik.
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
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.
The awards, which each year recognise the best graphic design projects in a range of categories, have recognised the talent of four students from IED Barcelona and two from IED Madrid.
IED joins Alpro and the GoodNews kiosks to raise awareness about the importance of caring for the planet with a creative and activist action aimed at emerging graphic talent.
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.
Within the framework of CBI4AI, students from IED Barcelona, Esade and UPC have developed six projects that aim to construct resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable and inclusive industrialisation, and foster innovation in the healthcare environment.
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 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
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.
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.
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
This year, the IED Barcelona multidisciplinary workshops week focused on the union between Craft & Tech.
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.
Two more models of virtual reality glasses: the Pico Neo 3 Pro EYE and the Pico Neo 3 Pro.
For students of IED Barcelona’s Master’s, Postgraduate and Specialisation Courses programmes (January intake).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Ex•Tĕrra project by IED Barcelona student Carolina Galeazzi has won one of the Foodture Sustainable Innovation Awards.
IED sponsors 20 portfolios of 20 students of IED Barcelona and IED Milano.
IED’s three sites in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao, launch 7 Scholarships for the Academic year 2022/2023
Different visual identities for a pilot project at the Palau de la Música Catalana.
A very special start, with the date of 19 September marking 20 years since we opened our first centre in the city.
Our Alumni Luis De Javier has dressed the artist for the art work of her last album.
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.
A proposal that speculates about future events focusing on design’s role
A pioneering venture funded by the EU program ‘Horizon 2020’
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.
A master class, organised in collaboration with Cultura Inquieta and Renault, around the different phases of creative production.
‘Llantiol Teatre’ by Thinh Truong, third-year Motion Graphics student at IED Barcelona, has received the Wix Playground in the best Graphic Design category.
‘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.
The school is present at the event with a textile flower workshop that highlights the value of sustainable fashion through the use of repurposed haute-couture fabrics.
“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?
The 2022 edition is being held under the theme ‘Re-Generation, Design and new technologies for a sustainable future’.
IED Barcelona will be part of the Saló de l’Ensenyament from 16 March to 20 March.
“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?
Third IED Barcelona Master Talk 21/22
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.
How design inspired by Italian culture can help restart Europe in the next decade?
‘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.
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.
Julia Weems, IED Barcelona Fashion School Director, is holding a virtual lecture at BE SUSTAINABLE! Fashion Summit, the international panel planned within the programme of 2021 Ukrainian Fashion Week.
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 project focused on the current needs of cities and their citizens, the integration of technology and respect for the environment.
IED presented the MixCities and 2020+20 projects at the extraordinary edition of Sónar+D, which took place on September 18th and 19th at the CCCB.
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.
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.
Sono by IED Barcelona students and A Swarm of Corrupted Seed by Federico Russo from IED Milano at Sónar+D
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.