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Barcelona Design Week 2014 closes its doors with over 11.000 visitors and the participation of over 1.500 companies and professionals

On Saturday June 14 closes its doors the ninth Barcelona Design Week, the annual event in the sphere of design, innovation and entrepreneurship organized by BCD Barcelona Design Centre, which from 2 to 14 June brought together professionals, companies, organizations and the general public, in order to enjoy a multidisciplinary programme with a total of over 70 activities.

Under the slogan ‘Design is Here!’, the ninth edition of the Barcelona Design Week  delved deep into design, entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity with a wide programme of activities such as conferences, exhibitions, workshops, presentations, circuits and networking activities. The most important activities from the programme this year were the conference ‘Entrepreneurship according to Ron Arad', the Design Services Market, the Ecodesign Day, the Investment Forum of the Creative Industries, the session ‘Management of a city brand image’, the premiere of 'We Pop Up: the documentary’, the Design Circuit Poblenou, 6 Workshops BDW (activities about diverse topics organised by design studios) and the exhibition 'Out of the Box - Design made in Israel', that can be visited until August 31 at Disseny Hub Barcelona.

The programme was completed with the OFF BDW, with over 40 parallel activities organized by entities, businesses and shops that opened the BDW to the city.

Also in this edition, the main activities of the BCD Design Week were held in the facilities of the Disseny Hub Barcelona, the new headquarters of BCD, a new facility which will be consolidated as the reference space for design in the city. Israel, Guest Country One of the main attractions of Barcelona Design Week 2014 was the special participation of Israel as the guest country. This was a great opportunity to show the creative and innovative potential of this country, and to facilitate synergies and business opportunities with professionals and companies in Barcelona. BDW 2014 included a full programme of activities under the initiative ‘Guest Country: Israel’, organised in collaboration with the Design Museum Holon and the Embassy of Israel in Spain. ‘Guest country: Israel’ was focused on creative entrepreneurship and innovation, two strategic areas for both Israel and Barcelona.

By taking part in Barcelona Design Week 2014, Israel joined Austria (2011), Sweden (2012) and the Netherlands (2013) as guest country, a unique opportunity to show its creative and entrepreneurial potential within an international event, as well as enhancing business and institutional links with Barcelona. Barcelona Design Week 2014 in figures
  • 13 days of activities
  • 1 main location: Disseny Hub Barcelona
  • 46 additional locations throughout the city
  • 20 exhibitions
  • 16 workshops
  • 21 conferences and presentations
  • 6 networking activities
  • 260 business encounters / meetings
  • 3 routes to visit design studios
  • Record figure of 11,430 visitors
  • 1,520 companies and professionals participating
With this ninth edition, BDW has become the event for design and business in Barcelona, and one of the most internationally renowned Design Weeks. In 2015, Barcelona Design Week will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special edition that BCD Barcelona Design Centre has already started preparing. We will offer the first news on this shortly. Within the Barcelona Design Festival It is worthy of mentioning that Barcelona Design Week 2014 launched the fourth edition of the Barcelona Design Festival, a major event organised by BCD and FAD, in collaboration with Barcelona City Council, that seeks to position Barcelona as an international design capital from 2 June to 10 July.

Barcelona Design Week 2014 had the support of Barcelona City Council and the Embassy of Israel in Spain, with smart as official partner, la Caixa as financial partner, sponsored by Color Marketing Group, DuPont Corian, Estrella Damm, Fedrigoni, Leuchtturm1917, Illy and Roca, and with the collaboration of several companies and entities. Source: BCD Barcelona Centro de Diseño Read more news related BCD Barcelona Design Center published at Infurma Rad more news related the Barcelona Design Week published at Infurma
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