Graphic image of the exhibition Common objects
A lamp, which is part of the exhibition Common objects
Radio multiple 760, technical equipment Lavis Labelson, 1960, from the exhibition Common objects

The Museu del Disseny will be filled with common objects

The pieces on the exhibition have been chosen based on the services they provide, the novelty of their appearance, the innovations they incorporate or the emotions they arouse.

The Museu del Disseny is reframing and actualising their permanent exhibition that will open on 4 December. It will change its name to Common objects. Local stories, global discussions and is curated by Oriol Pibernat. It introduces the visitors to different pieces that, as the title indicates, we can consider common. These pieces, however, are given a new meaning through design, whether for the services they provide, the novelty their appearance represents, the innovations they once incorporated, or even the emotions they can awaken in us. Chairs, lamps, fruit squeezers, transistors, shopping bags, gloves and motorbikes are just some of the pieces from the Museum's collection that are now coming to light and can be considered part of popular culture and fragments of collective memory.

The exhibition, located on floor B of the Museu del Disseny, is divided into four areas. The first one is named Itinerary. Local stories, 1930-2020, and takes a chronological tour that highlights the importance of design as a social and cultural phenomenon. The second area will be Parliament. Global discussions. In it, they display different current issues and the answers that are hidden in the design. The third one, Variable exhibitions, is located at the centre of the venue and shows different and complementary themes with small-format exhibitions. Finally, the fourth area, #DESIGN_BARCELONA. Design of the city is a little special as it invites visitors to explore the city with a focus on the design values of objects in the urban environment. There are up to four different itineraries proposed: the Elisava gardens, the Plaça Santiago Pey, the Plaça Josep Antoni Coderch and the Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes.

You can find all the information through this link.

Publication date: Thursday, 02 December 2021
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