Madrid Design Festival 2021

In February and March, the Madrid Design Festival celebrates the excellence of Spanish design and its transformative capacity with nearly 200 events.

Exhibitions, meetings, workshops and conferences, among other events, will provide the format for a programme of 183 events, featuring more than 500 designers, specialists and professionals from the sector.

Anna Castillo for N5, an exhibition created by the photographer Omar Ayyashi and the designer Manuel Fernández for Fashion Art Institute

Product, graphics, fashion, architecture, interior design, gastronomy, etc. The festival invites you to discover the design and its processes from multiple perspectives.

Pista de baile, Guillermo Santomà. Lukasz Michalak, Estudio Perplejo

MDF21 enjoys the support and involvement of 72 different institutions, brands, companies, galleries and spaces in the city which will be providing, over the course of two months, an overview of the best of Madrid and Spanish design and its ability to take the most complex challenges on board.

Valencia, World Design Capital 2022, is the guest city of the Madrid Design Festival, with a programme of exhibitions and events that come as a prelude to the line-up planned for next year.

The Madrid Design Festival Awards 2021 will be giving official recognition to the designer, Jaime Hayon, and the SelgasCano architecture studio.

The projects Contenedor blanco by Inma Bermúdez and VORA by the students of Departamento de Investigación of Elisava in Barcelona are the winners of the 1st MINI Design Award, the first and only award of its kind in Spain that highlights the creative approach and excellence of designers with the aim of improving life in cities.

IKEA will be premiering the documentary Redesigning Tomorrow, where international experts will be analysing the challenges of our future as a species on this planet.

The exhibition, Connected, is coming to Spain for the first time. This is a project organised by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) that has challenged major international designers to create a table that can meet the needs of the new multifunctional homes in which people live, work and even do sport.

At Madrid Design Festival we will get the opportunity to see exclusive work by Studiopepe, Jaime Hayon, Sabine Marcelis and Ini Archi-bong.

Mesamachine by Jaime Hayon
Candy Cubicle by Sabine Marcelis
The Kadamba Gate by Ini Archibong

In 2021, Madrid Design Festival will travel beyond Spanish borders, thanks to AECID (Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation), with the itinerant exhibition, Contemporary Spanish Crafts, included in the programme of the first edition of the Festival and which, for the occasion, has an original design by Enorme Studio.