Promotional image of the exhibition about 2021 best design

The best design of 2021 is within reach

The FAD exhibition is divided into three areas and can be visited following four itineraries around beauty, sustainability, inclusivity and technology.

What has happened in the design and architecture sector in the last 12 months? What have been the most outstanding proposals? What new things are they bringing to the table?

Until 28 August, the associations of the Foment de les Arts i del Disseny (FAD) are showing the public at Disseny Hub Barcelona The Best Design of the Year through the 500 products and projects selected in the different awards they organise in each of their disciplines: graphic design and visual communication, industrial design, architecture and interior design. As a whole, the exhibition offers a valuable overview of the best design of the year, a selection endorsed by the criteria of juries made up of prestigious professionals who have valued the excellence, originality and conceptual innovation of the projects presented.

The exhibition is divided into three areas. Graphic Design and Visual Communication brings together the award-winning works of the ADG Laus Awards organised by the Association of Art Directors and Graphic Designers of the FAD, produced by both professionals and students.

Industrial Design and Design Culture showcases the selected works of the ADI Awards, organised by the FAD Industrial Design Association. Under this name, there are three awards: the Delta Awards for industrial design, the ADI Medals for design students and the ADI Culture Awards for projects that contribute to design culture.

Meanwhile, Architecture and Interior Design includes the finalists and selected works of the FAD Architecture and Interior Design Awards and the Premis Habitàcola for architecture and design students. These awards are organised by ARQUIN-FAD, the FAD's Interdisciplinary Association of Space Design.

The exhibition can also be visited following four multidisciplinary itineraries, three of them aligned with the principles of the New European Bauhaus and a fourth on technological innovation. Thus, Beauty offers a journey through original projects that enrich the aesthetic experience and stand out for their formal qualities. Sustainability proposes an itinerary of environmentally and biodiversity-friendly projects that promote circularity and the reduction of polluting emissions. Inclusivity discovers projects that encourage accessibility and diversity through dialogue between cultures, disciplines, genders and ages. And lastly, Technological Innovation highlights projects that explore the possibilities of technology, materials and new creative processes and techniques.

This year, the exhibition includes a proposal for families. It is an educational resource in the form of a free dynamic game. It is aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 11, so that they can discover playfully what good design is and the values that characterise it.

Publication date: Tuesday, 31 May 2022
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