Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

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Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

Four museum collections merge at new Barcelona venue dedicated to object design...

The collections of four Barcelona museums have been consolidated at a new venue that offers an in-depth look at the art of objects and design. Museu del Disseny de Barcelona houses the exhibits previously held by the Museu de les Arts Decoratives (decorative arts), the Museu de Ceràmica (ceramics), the Museu Tèxtil i d’Indumentària (textiles and clothing) and the Gabinet de les Arts Gràfiques (graphic arts), and celebrates the object in all its forms, from concept and design through to production to use, and covers artisanal and pre-industrial periods to the industrialised and digital ages. The amalgamated collection consists of more than 70,000 objects, ranging from the fourth century AD to the present, and includes internationally-renowned exhibitions of medieval fabrics and 16th Century Catalan glass and ceramics among others.

One of the most interesting of the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona’s permanent shows is Graphic Design: from trade to profession (1940-1980). The field was, at the end of the Spanish Civil War, referred to as poster or advertising art, but in the post-war years the practitioners professionalised the industry and became recognised as graphic artists, and then graphic designers. A recognisably Spanish aesthetic – with outside influences from Switzerland, France, and Anglophone countries – gave rise to a unique style which is thoroughly explored here through the donations of many professional bodies. The collection is still under construction and further periods are set to have their own exhibitions in the future.

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Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

Edifici Dissseny Hub Barcelona, seu del Museu del Disseny.
Sala d’exposicions temporals del Disseny Hub Barcelona.
Photo, Lourdes Jansana

Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

Cartell Expoquimia 68
Ernest Moradell (1920-2005) Barcelona, 1968
Impressor: Gráficas Europeas, Barcelona
Donació Arcadi Moradell, 2009
GAGB 44/09
Photo, Xavier Padrós

Museu del Disseny de Barcelona Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

Centre de Documentació del Museu del Disseny.
Photo, Xavier Padrós

Museu del Disseny de Barcelona Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

Targeta Binomil Hipnótico
Antoni Morillas (1932-1983) Barcelona, 1965
Impressor: Imdeart
Donació Lluís Morillas, 2013
GAGB 1182/13

Museu del Disseny de Barcelona Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

Batedora Minipimer MR1, 1959
Gabriel Lluelles (1923-2012)
Data de la peca del Museu: 1962
Producció: Industrias Pimer SA, Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, 1959-c. 1969
Donació Carmen Barreda Campoy, 1994
MADB 135.611
Photo, Estudio Rafael Vargas

Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

Cartell Indústria y Arquitectura 2a Exposición g.R, 1954
Ricard Giralt Miracle (1911-1994)
Impressor: Filograf, R.G.M Instituto de Arte Gráfico, Barcelona
Donació Daniel Giralt-Miracle
GAGB 23/08
Photo, Xavier Padrós

Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

Edifici Dissseny Hub Barcelona, seu del Museu del Disseny.
Sala d’exposicions temporals del Disseny Hub Barcelona.
Photo, Lourdes Jansana

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