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NEW BARCELONA DESIGN MUSEUM

January 28, 2015

The new Museum of Design opened his door last 14th of December. It has a wide collection of different kinds of exhibits.MuseuDisseny

 Product Design: the collection includes the finest productions, the most outstanding companies and most Catalan and Spanish artists since the 1930s, representing the diversity of typologies to which design is applied. This is the first and only collection in national territory that embraces such diversity, and the first to be shown as a permanent exhibition. Furniture, lamps, vehicles, recipients, instruments and equipment form the main categories in a collection that comprises over 2.000 pieces.

Fashion Collection: The Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Fashion Collection focuses principally on Spain, although it also contains several international pieces. Modernity first made its appearance in fashion in 1932, in a black dress by Balenciaga. Haute couture is represented by an extensive collection of dresses by Cristóbal Balenciaga in Paris and Spain, Pedro Rodríguez, Asunción Bastida, Carmen Mir and Santa Eulalia, reaching as far as Josep Font.

Graphic Design: The background in the collection of graphic design begins with examples of the first decades of the 20th century, with the Catalan graphic designers who initiated and developed in our country this craft into a profession: Pla-Narbona, Antoni Morillas, Joan Pedragosa and Ricard Giralt-Miracle are some of the first authors in a list that does not stop and aims to cover up to the present day.

You’ll be also able to see exhibited Decorative Arts, Textile Arts and Historic Clothing and Graphic Arts Collection.

In February (from the 19th), a part from the permanent samples, there will be a opportunity to see the temporary exhibition “Design for life”. In this show, they focus on design that is expressly aimed at improving the lives of the users, the environment in which it operates and the society to which it belongs.

Place: Museu de Disseny de Barcelona, Pl. de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38, Barcelona    

Timetable: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm.

Price: General admission: 6€    Reduced admission: 4€ Children under 16 years old: free.

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