From 1 to 28 February 2019, Madrid will welcome the second edition of Madrid Design Festival, an international annual event that was created to hoist the design flag high in Spain and celebrate the value of this discipline and its transformative ability. In line with the slogan ‘Redesign the World’, Madrid Design Festival wants to carve out a niche for itself on the calendar of the largest international events to honour the work of designers, brands and institutions and create a must-visit event to discover the ideas and practices of benchmark creators and putting the international spotlight on local and national design.
With cross-cutting disciplines and hybridisation at the core of content programming, Madrid Design Festival wants to become a reference and leading celebration, taking advantage of the creative effervescence of a city that is using design as a tool for change in economic and social spheres, as well as in urban planning, architecture and communications. Crafts, industrial and product design, fashion, urban planning, graphic design, architecture, illustration, sustainability and technology will be just some of the disciplines present at the festival
Madrid Design Festival 2019 has a programme which this year offers an increased number of exhibitions and installations since its first edition, new institutions and brands have been added, as well as new features like music and gastronomy. Madrid Design Festival will offer over 200 activities, including 53 exhibitions, 12 installations, the participation of 410 professionals and the involvement of 28 museums and institutions and 30 brands connected to the world of design.
The festival starts on 1 February with the opening of the exhibitions Darro: Design and Art (1959- 1979); Meticulous design: Contemporary Spanish Crafts; and Super Packaging, Design serving Design, at the Fernán Gómez, Centro Cultural de la Villa.
In this second edition, Madrid Design Festival will recognise Italian design legend Gaetano Pesce and El Último Grito, a creative group made up of Roberto Feo and Rosario Hurtado, founded in 1997 and based in London.
Lidewij Edelkoort, Andreu Carulla, Ágatha Ruíz de la Prada, Petrus Palmer, Jan Boelen, Majan Van Aubel, Envisions, Benjamin Hubert, Guillermo Santomà, Andrew Waugh, Marcus Fairs, Álvaro Catalán de Ocón, Estudio Mayice, Dominique Perrault, Cristian Zuzunaga, Inma Bermúdez, Oscar Mariné, Hermanos Berenguer, Form Us with Love and Curro Claret will be some of the main players this edition
On 14, 15 and 16 February at COAM, MadridDesignPRO will bring together big names in national and international design who, under the slogan Redesign the World, will participate in panel sessions, workshops and masterclasses. Early burd tickets are now available at www.madriddesignfestival.com with a 25% discount.
The Festival OFF doubles its participation with 80 spaces, among shops, design studios and, for the first time, restaurants, with special and exclusive programming during the festival.