Source: Barcelona Activa

Source: Barcelona Activa

Last modified: 19/05/2016

Barcelona, home for the creative industries

In the last 25 years, Barcelona has become one of the reference cities for the design sector and the creative industries, setting its own distinctive, worldwide recognizable culture. From June 2-12, a new edition of Barcelona Design Week (BDW) will fill the city with creativity.

Barcelona is firmly committed with the design sector. It is one of its strategic sectors and an economic, knowledge, innovation and business spirit powerful driver. It also encourages advanced urban planning, sustainable policies and a way of improving citizen services. A solid ecosystem has also grown around the design sector in Barcelona's metropolitan area, with more than 3,000 design companies, high-profile educational centers and key institutions, which generate €950 million of business volume.

Barcelona Design Week

The city holds international design events every year, such as the Barcelona Design Week. Organized by Barcelona Design Centre (BCD), this year it will take place from 2-12 June. Its programme features more than 70 activities for both professionals and general public. During the Barcelona Design Week it will also take place the Design is future congresstival (6-8 June). It will be a meeting point for local and international companies, organizations and professional,  where they will be able to share success stories, innovation experiences and new processes and methodologies that will mark the future of the design sector.

Barcelona's design, in New York City

Barcelona's City Council and Barcelona Design Week were invited for the first time to this year's NYCxDesign and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICCF), as well as other events that took place in parallel. 15 companies and professionals from Barcelona showcased their products at the largest design event in the world.

National Design Awards

Up to June 1, candidates can submit their applications for the 2016 National Innovation & Design Awards, organized by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Categories and other relevant information about the awards can be checked at the following link.

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