On the occasion of the Barcelona Design Week 2019, the Consulate General of Italy in Barcelona presents “The Design. A journey between Italy and Spain”: an exhibition featuring eleven projects designed by Italian and Spanish students and professionals under 35 years old.Inaugurated Tuesday 12 June and opened until 20 at the Fundació Enric Miralles, it is the result of the competition organized by the Italian Embassy in Madrid, in collaboration with Interni Magazine, COAM and DIMAD, as part of the ITmakES initiative.

The installation, designed by the architect Davide Valoppi of the Noarc studio, is inspired by the journey and the constant relationship between Spain and Italy.Before arriving in Barcelona, it was shown in the Interni “Human Spaces” event at the University of Milan during the Fuorisalone 2019 and, more recently in Madrid, on the occasion of the Italian Republic Day.Eleven awarded projects, three winners and eight special mentions.

The three winning prototypes were produced by leading Italian companies in the furniture/design sector:

Buffet Capa, a piece of furniture designed by Manuel García Fraile, in homage to the photographer Robert Capa, produced by ETHIMO.Loop Kitchen, one-piece kitchen designed by Jesús López de los Mozos (Manzanares – Ciudad Real) produced by OFFICINE TAMBORRINO.

Ness, collection of modular brass trivets designed by Cristina Castillo and Patricia Lallana and produced by GHIDINI 1961.Eight special mentions.

Professional category:

“En mi casa había tres lámparas” – Floor lamp. Project by Guillermo Perales Casado, Crístina Sequero and Alejandro Rosado Alindado.

Eraoly – Modular and foldable domestic altar. Project by Olaya Pazo Gonzáles.

Moonline – LED lamp. Project by Eric Conejo Tejada.


Student category:

Accelerando – Treadmill for airports. Project by Naomi Pham, María José Martínez and Anne Sofie Grenness.

Brik n Brik – Modular external cardboard shutter. Project by Eider Tomé Echeverria, Marta Martínez Vara de Rey de Artaza and Sofía Fuentes Jiménez.

Mutable Spaces – Installation. Project by Ekaterina Bernadzikovskaia, Magdalena Mikolajuk, Tahani Barada and Valentina Loffa.

Fan – Recycled cardboard shutter. Project by Mayte Molina Nácher.

Xam – Ham slicer. Project by Raquel Vázquez Tedín and Maria Eduarda Sampaio Olivera.

photo © Courtesy of Labóh