58th annual conference of Association Typographique Internationale, September 17–21, 2014 at BAU Design College and Museu del Disseny (Design Museum), Barcelona.
The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona conserves huge holdings – more than 70,000 objects – the result of merging the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Museum of Ceramics, the Museum of Textile and Clothing and the Graphic Arts Cabinet. The design museum, organised around the theme “from the decorative arts to design”, is dedicated to the culture of the object, focusing on pieces that are often from the everyday, their design, manufacturing process, use and distribution, aesthetic and/or functional obsolescence and their transformation into museum pieces, all from a 21st-century perspective.
The Museu del Disseny is located in the Disseny Hub Barcelona building on Plaça de les Glories and is scheduled to open its doors to the public in late-2014.
The building is the work of MBM Arquitectes, the architecture studio formed by Josep Martorell, Oriol Bohigas and David Mackay, together with Oriol Capdevila and Francesc Gual.
Bau Design College* was founded in 1989 due to the initiative of a group of design professionals with a passion for teaching and education. In 2009, under the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), Bau became a private school affiliated with the University of Vic and is a pioneer in offering university studies in a Bachelor’s Degree in Design. Bau Design College’s mission is to train designers who are capable of understanding social, cultural and economic changes which make design a valuable tool in today’s world to meet the needs of our society.
Bau Design College is located in district 22@, a neighbourhood known for innovation and design in the city of Barcelona, in an industrial building.
Bau Design College: Pujades, 118. 08005 Barcelona. Tel. +34 934 153 474
*Bau Design College is 15 minutes walk from the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona.