Barcelona articles

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Why Sabine Marcelis skipped this year's Design Miami

Barcelona – Installation artist Sabine Marcelis proposes a series of glass-based interventions at Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion. 

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What will the bathroom of the future be? Sustainable, for one

Barcelona – Sustainability and social inequality were front and centre in jumpthegap®, the Roca International Design Contest, an insight into the future of bathroom spaces.

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These light switches are testament to the power of the smallest details

Barcelona – Font Barcelona's Bridge light toggle collection turns light fixtures into bonafide sculptures.

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Why the retail-gallery trend shows no signs of slowing – or sizing – down

Barcelona – Barcelona boutique, bookstore, gallery and restaurant Darial is a product of designer Djaba Diassamidze’s holistic approach to curation.

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Will you be travelling horizontally or vertically today? IED students revisit the train

Barcelona – Working with innovation and product development experts at Spain's premiere train maker Talgo, IED Barcelona design students create rail concepts that could put mass …

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These light switches by Font Barcelona can look the way you want them to look

Barcelona – The Spanish brand, known for its light mechanisms, released a collection of luxury switches that puts customisation centre stage.

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A Gaudí-inspired workspace shows that going rural can actually be innovative

Barcelona – Clementina, a new Utopic_US co-working space designed by Izaskun Chinchilla is inspired by the rural elements of Gràcia and Gaudí’s Casa Vicens.

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Glamorous, sculptural, balletic? Sure – but this little gem is also a light switch

Barcelona – Font Barcelona's Bridge light toggle collection turns light fixtures into fashion accessories.

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How do you upcycle a government building into a hip theatre? Leave it as is

Barcelona – The renovation of a government building in Barcelona, made by Flores and Prats, consisted in leaving untouched the existing walls and other materials.

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Heavy rocks as display tables? Terribly impractical but terribly good

Occupying a street corner in Barcelona’s vibrant Gothic Quarter, the MAM Originals flagship raises the value of a bricks-and-mortar establishment by offering something money can’t buy: the
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Say, you don’t like brutalist buildings? Shed some light, then

What do a child’s bedroom in Barcelona, a brutalist pavilion in the UK and a villa in Mexico City have in common? At night, there’s LED everywhere.

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Can AI help customise mobility and transport options? Enter Toyota WE

Barcelona – Ever wonder what benefit 'good design' can really be to the world? Consider the Toyota WE concept, a customisable, inclusive mobility technology designed to become not …