The “Inspired in Barcelona: Mediterranean Design” exhibition at Fuorisalone 2019 emphasizes the Mediterranean aesthetic language, between warm colors, textures and different material treatments of furniture and objects.

The Mediterranean area is not only a unique territory in terms of cultural heritage and millenary traditions, where so many influences come together and the identity is made up of a multitude of similar but never perfectly equal characters. It has always been a region empowering creativity, ready to explore opportunities with the aim of achieving the best innovation and to rethink its natural resources, turning them into new projects. In Barcelona, the Mediterranean culture promotes a dynamic and shared lifestyle, where design spreads its most authentic soul.

The “Inspired in Barcelona: Mediterranean design” exhibition at MDW 2019 – promoted by Catalonia Trade & Investment, Ajuntament de Barcelona and organized by BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny with the participation of Habitat Cluster Barcelona – tells international audience about the influence of the Mediterranean, its natural colors and materials, decorative rules, essential shapes and manufacturing techniques through a selection of about 100 design products.

Ceramic, stone, rattan and rope, warm colors, woven patterns and linen fabrics show how the beauty of nature suggests a new aesthetic language and characterize the installations designed by Emiliana Design Studio and CODED – Col.legi de Dissenyadors d’Interiors i Decoradors de Catalunya in the prestigious location in 14, via Dante, Milan. Barcelona’s design thus confirms a deep Mediterranean influence, as demonstrated by Martín Azúa’s carpets and by his clay pots that evoke the hand-turning technique; by El Torrent Il.luminació’s lamps, made of cords that create a contemporary texture; by Escofet’s urban tiles, enriched by a raised printing; finally, by the bright colors of RS Barcelona’s furnishings and by the monolithic aesthetic of Dektonhenge project by Cosentino.

The exhibition layout is as well inspired by the Mediterranean charm: the design products, that are selected among the prominent brands, local companies and young designers, are placed on displays made of ceramic modules. Moreover, the modules are matched together to design a specific decorative texture, while the traditional brick-red tone is mixed with white and create the most popular blend of colors of the Mediterranean.

The Mediterranean culture suggests an outdoor community life and the capability of integrating new influences. Furthermore, it marks an aesthetic language that Barcelona’s creative talent always renews in its excellent design, which creates new contexts, looks at the ways of living and translates them into a design project conceived for people where functionality, emotion and the values of the Mediterranean city are harmonized.

Inspired in Barcelona: Mediterranean Design
Via Dante 14, Milan

April 9-13, from 10 am to 8 pm
April 14, from 10 am to 6 pm
Press preview: Monday, April 8th from 10 am to 5 pm

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