Awards, conferences, exhibitions, installations, films, market, open doors, opening parties, presentations, workshops activities and spaces to show off their interpretation of this year’s motto “Transitions”, to help the public get a closer look at the role of design.

The Barcelona Design Week from 12 to 20 June celebrates its 14th edition, a new opportunity to live and enjoy an unmissable event on design, creativity and innovation in Barcelona and one of the most important Design Weeks of the international calendar.

The goal is to bring the design to people and involve the industry’s main actors in the city to share Barcelona’s design vitality with the world and the city, enhance its social and economic importance and invite the citizens to experience it. Over a week all design lovers will enjoy an extensive programme encompassing more than 120 activities open to the city, but also aimed at the professional public to create business opportunities and facilitate the exchange of knowledge.The profession, the young talent, the recognition of design excellence and culture provided by FAD with talk about good design and which should be its role faced with the current challenges to humanity. The enterprise, strategic value in terms of innovation, sustainability and competitiveness as well as the promotion of the Barcelona city brand, led by BCD. And the Museu del Disseny as the principal collaborator, contributing its heritage and public dimension together with its dissemination capacity.

This year, Argentina, Brazil and Italy are countries invited to show their creative potential and to interpret “transitions” from different perspectives.

Argentina, through Santa Fe Polo de Diseño, presents “Paisajes lúdicos” by Leticia Paschetta, an installation that explores the boundaries between art, design and architecture to create intense experiences through spaces, defying our perceptions with the great objective of lasting in the mind by way of old memories.

Brazil – in collaboration with the Consulate-General of Brazil – presents a contemporary furniture exhibition called “O sentar do Brasileiro” which invites the visitor to reflect on how we sit from different points of view: celebrations, work, religion and relaxation.

Italy presents a collection of drawings by Mario Trimarchi under the name “La ricerca della frontiera tra l’utile e l’inutile”. Trimarchi’s drawings accompany the purpose of his products, constructing an invisible boundary between ideas and reality, between dreams and the truth of things. The drawings are testimonies of his poetic search and often reveal more than what a simple product can express by itself.

Design will be crossing the city with a tour of creative activities for different spaces that are spread out across the almost 12 kilometres of Diagonal Avenue, a unique axis in Barcelona that will be a hotspot of design and creativity for a week. The first edition of “Design in Diagonal” is an initiative promoted by BCD Barcelona Design Centre in collaboration with The Creative Net, with the participation of flagship stores, shop windows, hotels, restaurants and other featured spaces on the city’s main artery.

To check #DesignInDiagonal program: https://www.barcelonadesignweek.com/en/h/designindiagonal/