What's it?
The Barcelona Design Festival, organized by BCD and FAD, aims to situate Barcelona as a world capital of design and innovation internationally. From 2th June to 10th July, this third edition aims to bring out the potential of companies, entrepreneurs and professionals and help them compete globally. With two main centres of activity -the Barcelona Design Week (2th June to 14th Juny) and the FADfest (25th June to 10th July) and the - this great event has an extensive program of activities that will bring design and society closer together and will promote design amongst citizens, professionals, entrepreneurs and the wider public, taking into consideration the economic and cultural dimensions of design.
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Opening of Barcelona Design Week and Barcelona Design Festival 2014. 02/06/2014
The creative entrepreneurship according to Ron Arad. 02/06/2014
Exhibition 'Out of the Box'. Design made in Israel. 02/06/2014 - 31/08/2014
Design Services Market. 03/06/2014
smart ebike design tour. 03/06/2014 - 06/06/2014
Ecodesign day: 'The strategic role of design in the circular economy'. 04/06/2014
BCN-Israel start-up connection. 03/04/2014
'We Pop Up: The documentary' by The Pop Up Agency / Jean-Marc Joseph. 04/06/2014
Design Talks: the creative process of fun products. 05/06/2014
Creative Industries Investment Foru. 10/06/2014
Management of the city brand image. 13/06/2014
Closing of the Barcelona Design Week 2014 - 'Unofficial Report'. 13/06/2014
Color Forecasting Workshop. 12/06/2014
Hackathon for Social Good. 14/06/2014
Design Circuit Poblenou. 12/06/2014
Inauguration of the FADfest. 25 June – 19 h


Debate «Design Listens. Viewpoints From Outside the Profession». 9 July – 19 h

«The Best Design of the Year» Exhibition. 25 June – 22 October

Laus Night – Laus Awards Party. 26 June – 21 h

Prize-giving of the City to City Barcelona FAD Award 2014. 8 July – 19 h

«Smart Flexibility» Exhibition. 25 June – 30 November

Prize-giving of the FAD Sebastià Gasch Awards. 30 June – 21 h

«Rock Paper Pixel: Present» Session. 2 July – from 10 to 19:30 h

Design & Film: 6 previews 
MaterLab. Workshop on active flexibility. 26 June – 9 to 11 h

Ruin Yourself! Prize-giving of the Habitácola Awards. 25 June – 20.30 h

3rd International Open Design / Shared Creativity Conference. 30 June & 1 July

MODAFAD T Project Fashion Awards. 4 July

Prize-giving of the Delta Awards and ADI Medals to Industrial Design. 10 July – 21 h

Closing of the FADfest. 10 July - 20 h

Eugeni Quitllet conference. 8 July - 19 h
26 June
Guided tour and encounter with artists of the «B-M-B Barcelona-Mitte-Barcelona» exhibition.Visit. Where. Mitte Barcelona / C/ Bailén 86, 08009. Organizes. Mitte Barcelona

A one-day, one-hour encounter between some of the artists participating in our tribute exhibition to our host city and the public. They will talk about their experiences, life lessons, facilities and difficulties as artists in Barcelona. A proposal for a close encounter with art, speaking directly with them and their work. Exhibition from 5 June to 4 July 2014

26 June
10 July
Presentation of the jewels of the film «Stella Cadente» ("Shooting Star") by Lluís Miñarro.Visit. Where. Hàbit Atelier / C/ Lledó, 4–6. Organizes. Hàbit Atelier

Presentation during the 15 days of the FADfest of the jewels of the film «Stella Cadente» ("Shooting Star") by Lluís Miñarro, which will have premiered on 30 May. The stars and wearers of the jewels by Miquel Barberà -HÀBIT- in the film: Àlex Brendemühl in the role of King Amadeus of Savoy and Barbara Lennie in the role of Queen Maria Vittoria.

27 June
Wearables, e-textiles and Open Design. Workshop.Workshop. Where. FAD (Edifici Disseny Hub Barcelona) / Pl. de les Glòries, 37–38. Organizes. UltraLab, FAD

In this workshop we will discover the possibilities opened up by the application of electronics to fashion design. From the idea to its realization, participants will be able to develop a project through the use of Lilypad open-source technology, which is compatible with Arduino.

Guided tour to the «Urban Show» photographic exhibition by Carlos Ventós.Visit. Where. Galeria Valid Foto BCN / C/ Buenaventura Muñoz, 6. Organizes. Galeria Valid Foto BCN

Through large-format photographs captured with a plate camera, the author will accompany us on a tour around different cities that mix an ironic vision of our globalized world, homogeneous and clogged with cities as it is, with the people who inhabit them and who give us their dimension.

Betaptich.Projects selection. Where. Betahaus. C/ Vilafranca, 7. . Organizes. Betahaus

Presentation session on selected start-ups from the Betapitch competition at Betahaus Barcelona. Each start-up will compete with its project in a 5-minute pitch and the winner will go to the final of the Betapitch Global in Berlin to compete for the global prize ( and a trip to Silicon Valley.  

3D Printing and Open Design. Workshop.Workshop. Where. FAD (Disseny Hub Barcelona Building) / Pl. de les Glòries Catalanes, 37–38. . Organizes. UltraLab , FAD

A theory and practice discovery workshop that will allow us to explore the concept of “open objects” and how it has been applied, particularly thanks to appropriating personal 3D printing technology and digital fabrication in general. After an approximation to the “open objects”, participants will proceed to the creation of several types of open objects with personal 3D printers.

28 June
Presentation and exhibition of «Colours and Rhythm». Jewels by Estela Guitart and Marta Boan.Party. Where. Amaranto joies… C/ Sant Domènec, 23, 08012 Barcelona. Organizes. Amaranto joies…

Dues visions basades en la repetició, en les similituds i en les diferències que componen les seves creacions. Estela Guitart incorpora l’esmalt en la seva recerca constant per personalitzar amb color les seves peces. Marta Boan, l’ús de l’or en la seva mínima presència a base de números i repeticions. 

FAD on pedals.Route. Where. FAD (Edifici Disseny Hub Barcelona) / Pl. de les Glòries, 37–38. Organizes. BiciCulturaBCN

A cycle route that is a journey through the history of the FAD Awards in the city. A sample of the prize-winning projects over half a century in the field of architecture, design, interior design, etc. We will finish the route at The Best Design of the Year exhibition at the FAD headquarters (Disseny Hub Barcelona Building).

30 June
Prize-giving of the FAD Sebastià Gasch Awards.Prize. Where. FAD (Edifici Disseny Hub Barcelona) / Pl. de les Glòries Catalanes, 37–38. Organizes. FAD

39th edition of the prizes that recognize the most outstanding paratheatrical actions of the season and the people who propose a different and innovative look at the world of the spectacle. Unlimited creation that each year visualizes the relationship between the scenic arts and design.

30 June
01 July
3rd International Open Design / Shared Creativity Conference. Paths of Innovation and Renovation.Congress. Where. FAD (Edifici Disseny Hub Barcelona) / Pl. de les Glòries Catalanes, 37–38 . Organizes. FAD
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