Between 6 and 12 June, the Design Museum of Barcelona will hold the FADfest, an annual event that serves as a showcase in which to discover the best proposals of the year in architecture, interior design, graphic design, advertising, industrial design, art and fashion. A variety of activities will be held during the week: conferences, prizes, exhibitions, workshops, seminars, events, and many more.
In this edition, the main prizes from the associations that form part of the FAD will be given out: the FAD architecture and interior design prizes, organised by ARQUIN-FAD; the ADI prizes (Delta and ADI Medal) for industrial design, and Barcelona’s Laus prizes for graphic design and visual communication organised by ADG-FAD.
This year, the festival will be inaugurated with a conference and event by Honey & Bunny, the popular duo comprised of Sonja Stummerer and Martin Hablesreiter, and their performing acts, “Sustainable Food Design”.
The Foundation on creativity and design
For the third consecutive year, the Laus Aporta-Banco Sabadell Foundation Award seeks to reflect the contribution that design has made to society with projects that, through visual communication, have managed to have a positive social and economic impact. Contributions are extremely diverse, and can include giving voice to social phenomena, introducing design into a new sector, contributing to a cultural change or helping to transform a traditional product into one with added value. The Award will be given out on Friday 10 June at 20:30.
This year, the Foundation is collaborating once more to support emerging talent in this sector, providing motivation for many young students who value new trends and projects associated with innovation and design.
Another award that recognises young talent with which the Foundation collaborates is the ADI Medal Prize for industrial design. The purpose of this award is to recognise the talent of young professionals who have just completed their studies and who are submitting their Final Project, Master or Postgraduate dissertation. It aims to give visibility to the best projects at the end of the training period, with special emphasis on those who stand out for their research process and aspects of innovation that form the field of design. The Award will be given out on Thursday 9 June at 20:00.
On Wednesday 8 June at 20:00, the Habitácola Award will be given out to students who have chosen this year’s theme: the use of roofs.